MSI's card comes with two large fans that sit inside a relatively simple black cooler with light highlights. A backplate is not available. Dimensions of the card are 28.0 cm x 14.0 cm.
Installation requires two slots in your system.
Display connectivity options include a DVI port, one HDMI port, and three DisplayPorts. Unlike previous NVIDIA cards, the DVI port no longer includes an analog signal, so you'll have to use an active adapter. NVIDIA also updated DisplayPort to be 1.2 certified and 1.3/1.4 ready, which enables support for 4K @ 120 Hz and 5K @ 60 Hz or 8K @ 60 Hz with two cables.
The GPU also comes with an HDMI sound device. It is HDMI 2.0b compatible, which supports HD audio and Blu-ray 3D movies. The GPU video encoding unit has been updated to support HEVC at 10-bit and 12-bit.
The GeForce GTX 1060 does not support SLI.
Pictured above are the front and back, showing the disassembled board. High-res versions are also available (front, back).