Wednesday, July 15th 2020

BIOSTAR Expands Extreme Gaming Graphics Card Line with GeForce GTX 16-series GPUs

BIOSTAR has been a late entrant to the custom-design graphics card scene with its recent launch of two Radeon RX 5000 series products under the Extreme Gaming product line. The company expanded it with a pair of GeForce GTX 16-series products, the VN1665XF69 based on GeForce GTX 1660, and the VN1655XF41 based on the GTX 1650. The Extreme Gaming GTX 1660 sticks to NVIDIA reference clock speeds of 1785 MHz GPU Boost, and 8 Gbps (GDDR5-effective) memory. It features a dual-fan, dual-slot aluminium fin-stack heatsink. The Extreme Gaming GTX 1650, too, sticks to NVIDIA reference clocks for the SKU - 1665 MHz GPU Boost, and 8 Gbps memory. It uses a simpler aluminium mono-block heatsink that's ventilated by a pair of 70 mm fans. It's likely that both cards will be sold by BIOSTAR at close-to-reference pricing.
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5 Comments on BIOSTAR Expands Extreme Gaming Graphics Card Line with GeForce GTX 16-series GPUs

#1
Fouquin
Ooooh they added a heatpipe to this design! We are truly blessed.
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CoolZone
Nice! Launch cards with chips Nvidia has just stopped production of :). Guess these are paper launches anyway....
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silentbogo
Extreme gaming... GTX16xx... Stock clocks... Aluminium monoblock...
CoolZone
Nice! Launch cards with chips Nvidia has just stopped production of :). Guess these are paper launches anyway....
Knowing BIOSTAR, it's most likely a real launch with plans to sell this long-long after next-gen arrives.... As with their "latest" Carrizo boards, probably stumbled upon a stockpile of chips for really cheap. Heck, they are still the only manufacturer that makes A68 boards.
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CoolZone
silentbogo
Extreme gaming... GTX16xx... Stock clocks... Aluminium monoblock...

Knowing BIOSTAR, it's most likely a real launch with plans to sell this long-long after next-gen arrives.... As with their "latest" Carrizo boards, probably stumbled upon a stockpile of chips for really cheap. Heck, they are still the only manufacturer that makes A68 boards.
That is correct, but there were many situations when they ended up with a ton of unsold ITX boards (with AMD SoCs) and I do not see why this situation will be different. In terms of VGAs, guess they will have an escape route, with OEMs which sell pre-build systems seen in supermarkets.
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silentbogo
CoolZone
That is correct, but there were many situations when they ended up with a ton of unsold ITX boards (with AMD SoCs)
I guess it's just their new business model or something. Sell same models for as long as you can, to the point where everyone moved on and you have no competition?
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