EVGA was one of the first graphics card companies to offer overclocked graphics cards, and since day one EVGA always delivered the exact same products to reviewers as well as customers. EVGA does not “fake” reviews or send out products with “tweaked” clockspeeds to reviewers. With EVGA Superclocked, FTW and Classified graphics cards, what you see is what you get.
PC Perspective GOLD AWARD
The custom cooler on the EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 is both creatively styled and effective – it runs cool and does so while remaining quieter than the Founders Edition.
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The EVGA 1080 Ti SC2 is superior in the cooling department to the Gaming X and Xtreme Aorus, when all cards are left at ‘auto’ configuration. Power component temperatures are well within reasonable range and GPU diode temperature is about 3-4C cooler.
Unlike many other custom designs, the EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 comes with a dual-slot cooler that provides much better thermal performance than the Founders Edition, and will still fit all cases.
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EVGA's GTX 1080 Ti is powerful, quiet, and cool - what more could you ask for?
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In conclusion, whether you’re an extreme hardcore gamer or an enthusiast who craves the best hardware for pushing the envelope, there is no reason to not consider taking a look at the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 11GB. As far as I am concerned, this graphics card should win GPU of the year!
“The iCX technology is revolutionary and should be an industry standard. Leave it to EVGA to come up with solutions we didn't know we needed but love after they release it.”
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With great performance at an affordable - as much as any GTX 1080 Ti is affordable - price tag and a whole host of fantastic features to ensure the long term health of your purchase, the EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 is worthy of our OC3D Enthusiast Award. Excellent.
We also like the customizable lighting and think the additional hardware-health data provided by EVGA’s iCX tech is a key differentiator that puts this card in a distinct category. If you’re a hardware junkie that wants to know all there is to know about you gear, EVGA’s iCX technology is currently unrivaled in the GPU space.
The SC2 Gaming, priced at $749 and, coincidentally, £749, offers the GTX 1080 Ti served up in an attractive, restrained package that takes up only two slots
Something really important to know, when I streamed with a 1080 in the past, I had to use medium graphics to get a really good framerate, but now with the 1080TI, I can do that with Ultra Settings and keep a very solid high framerate while streaming
So it looks amazing, performs like a champion and is extremely pleasant to live with on a daily basis.
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The fastest gaming graphics card we’ve ever tested is sure to deliver the performance you desire. From Ultrawide, HDF, HDR, 4K and many other fun acronyms, it’s simply the best GPU on the market today
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EVGA is here to say that there’s gotta be a better way. The iCX way is to instead rely on a series of thermal sensors and microcontrollers built onto the PCB that intelligently determine which of this graphics card’s fans should spin, at what speed, and for how long...EVGA has pushed the core and boost clocks to 1,569MHz and 1,683MHz, respectively. The GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 also gets a small bump to its effective memory clock, raising it to 11,016MHz.
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We applaud EVGA for going the extra mile and having new cooling, iCX technology and bulletproof design.
Editors Choice Award
The EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING is one hell of a card, and quite easily the best variant in the dual slot (11 GHz) category. The build quality is superb and the thermal design is incredible, not to mention it houses 9 temperature sensors to help you accurately monitor pretty much all hotspots
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The For the Win 3 is a cool and quiet monster that will destroy every game you own, and look fabulous while doing it.
Quality Build & Editor's Choice
So far, the EVGA FTW3 is the coolest 1080 Ti that we’ve tested to-date for both GPU diode and power component temperatures.
Golden Bear Award
When it comes to the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING iCX 3.0 there’s little not to like, Dual BIOS, ICX Cooling solution, 10 + 2 phase power, massively powerful, eye candy galore and knowing you can play any game out there at max settings.
We saw the temperature spike to 70°C for a split second then the third fan kicked in and leveled out at 69°C and remained at 68 – 69°C showing what a fantastic cooler the ICX design really is.
On the Master BIOS which has a little less power target and a little bit less fan curve hit 60c, we never even saw 61c, so that tells me we've got a LOT of headroom for overclocking, and that is freaking amazing
As with all the EVGA products we have used and reviewed over the years, we are thoroughly impressed with the consistency and superior experience the GTX 1080 Ti Black Edition has provided. EVGA’s customer support is second to none and is always available should you need assistance with your new EVGA graphics card. Combine this with EVGA’s 3-year warranty and you have an incredibly compelling gaming graphics card solution. We highly recommended the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Black Edition!
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Real Hardware Reviews
So in summary when you take a best in class cooling solution, pair it to a high binned processor that cheerfully overclocks itself, and then backstop it all by EVGA’s legendary ‘we cover nearly everything’ warranty the end result is a card that is sure to please.
Read the Full Article Jun 2018
What I didn’t expect was that it would also drop the temperatures a mean of six degrees and a peak of 18! iCX is no gimmick. Given a choice between the SC2 and another air-cooled 1080 at these speeds, it’s a no brainer: the SC2 wins. If you’re willing to overclock yourself, it’s a hands-down winner across the board.
Read the Full Article Mar 2017
MUST HAVE BEST FEATURE AWARD!
EVGA is all class with the GTX 1080 SC2 iCX, with a major upgrade in its cooling technology with iCX. The best dual-slot GeForce GTX 1080 money can buy, with 2.2GHz GPU overclocking potential and silent gaming, EVGA hits yet another home run.
In our early testing, the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Superclocked was practically silent – even under load (the fan had a very faint, audible whir when spun up), and temperatures were a non-issue. Under load, the GPU temperature hovered in the high 70’C – 80’C range, a few degrees shy of the default 83’C temperature target.
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...I can't even hear the card because the fans are not running very quickly at all temperatures hit a max of 78...and our fan speed never we above 44%, so if you run this card with a custom fan profile, set the fan at 60% and you can hardly hear it, and our temps are at 66c in Doom maxed out at 4k.
EVGA has installed their epic-looking ACX 3.0 heatsink onto this card and the results really do speak for themselves. It is able to maintain a temperature of just 75°C despite the Superclocked’s increased clock speeds, which is significantly better than what the reference card could lay claim to.
It’s really hard to find negatives with this card as it topped all of our performance charts when it mattered, was at the bottom of the chart for noise levels and right in the middle for power consumption.
We dig the large badge and how the shroud wraps around the card. It’s got a significant factory overclock, some fun goodies in its accessory bundle, is highly tunable, and its price point is competitive.
Read the Full Article Aug 2016
The temperatures you saw were all with the factory fan curve and very very respectable, and even with a 2088 overclock the you didnt see any additional heat from the VRM because the VRM fan is speeding up to keep that temp down.
Read the Full Article Feb 2017
EVGAs new iCX Technology is a huge step in the right direction, I think all the thought and engineering that went into this are all good concepts and good ideas that will drive the industry forward as a whole.
EVGA did have some FLIR cameras there for actual visual reference of thermal load, they had an FTW card next to an FTW2 card running the same frequency, same test, and you could see visually the FTW2 cards are staying cooler.
The energy-efficient nature of the 10-series GPUs means that, sometimes, the hottest-running components are memory and power regulation. So having some reporting on them makes implicit sense.
The new EVGA iCX Technology is impressive and will likely serve as a roadmap for future GPU development from competing AICs as well as reference designs coming from both NVIDIA and AMD.
With it comes those 11 total patents, newly designed heatsink allowing for better integration to both the card and system, airflow penetration/efficiency of the cooler, thermally functional base and back plates, display LEDs for each zone, additional temperature sensors and MCUs, and an update to the Precision XOC software.
Editor's Choice Award
The EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 card with iCX we tested is our favorite GTX 1080 yet.
As for designing a new cooler that’s got unique functionality, we’ll say job well done to EVGA. The fuse, cooling apparatus, and thermistors are exactly what we want to see on video cards moving forward.
The performance is spot on, very good even as for the clock frequencies you get this is one of the best performing products.
$730 makes EVGA's FTW Hybrid $20 more affordable than the Sea Hawk and Hydro GFX, it uses a better board, and has more OC potential.
It’s definitely going to give you a hell of a gaming experience with the amount of FPS the card can render.
The EVGA GTX 1080 FTW is fast graphics card, and our conclusion is short. Go for it if you can afford it, with this horse you can win any race.
Overall though this is a feature packed card that checks all the boxes for what an aftermarket card should be
What you do get is a respectable factory core overclock, a well made and good looking card, and a premium cooling solution that makes good use of its slightly boosted size to remain very quiet in all situations. The extra power circuitry credentials may appeal to some as well, and the RGB lighting and exclusive features in Precision XOC are neat too. Ultimately, the GTX 1080 FTW makes a compelling case for you to opt for it instead of the similarly priced Founders Edition
All overclocks were achieved using EVGA Precision XOC which I feel is one of the best laid out and through overclocking tools in the industry. It is laid out very well and easy to use, all its functions can be found in the GUI without guessing what tab to click to get you where you want to be, OSD always works, fan options actually set the correct fan curves and voltage regulation is simple and undaunted. Compared to other OC tools even with other manufacturers cards for personal use I have always found myself reverting back to Precision X. ACX 3.0 Cooling with RGB LED is one of the most efficient cooling systems on the market and the RGB will make your case as happy as a pig in … (well you know). The EVGA 1080 FTW comes with one of the highest factory overclocked GPUs in its price point. At this time no other single GPU on the market can outperform the GTX 1080.
All things considered, EVGA has built a very nice card around the 1080 with an effective cooler and some extra value features above what you get with the Founder's Edition
Babel Tech Reviews
We have no trouble giving a big recommendation to the EVGA GTX 1080 FTW ACX 3.0. At $679 it looks great, runs cool and is very quiet, and its out of the box performance is higher than the Founders Edition of the GTX 1080 which costs $20 more.
In conclusion the FTW Edition is a beast of a card, it's well made, aesthetically pleasing, extremely quiet and comes with the RGB LED feature...
Tech of Tomorrow
...This card runs great, seems like the cooling technology on it is doing a solid job and at the end of the day for those folks out there who don't want a founders edition card the FTW might be just what you're looking for.
We increased the core speed to +105MHz and memory to +520MHz. The end result was a consistent boost speed of 2,062MHz across a trio of benchmarks. Showing how similar overclocking performance is amongst GTX 1080s, especially using our methodology of not increasing the voltage, the EVGA took top spot...
The EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 is highly over engineered, heavy overkill, and Geekalicious.
EVGA's new GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 is one of the best-looking GP104-powered cards on the market right now, with some stellar performance and silent cooling.
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The ACX 3.0 cooler here is very efficient and keeps the card completely quiet and temp maxxing out at 75c at load, which is fantastic to see with the card boosting to 1936MHz on its own.
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Try as I might, I cannot find a fault with the GTX 1080 Founders Edition. It runs quiet. It overclocks good. It is the fastest enthusiast video card on the planet right now.
Overclocking performance was better than expected. I used the familiar EVGA PrecisionX to overclock this video card and was able to get the GTX 1080 Classified it to run at 2100Mhz core and 5500Mhz memory with a +110Mhz gain over the base clock.
The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is a pretty impressive card.
The slick-looking EVGA GTX 1070 Ti SC Black Edition easily justifies its modest $20 upcharge thanks to its excellent ACX 3.0 cooler and the one-touch ease with which Precision XOC…
…EVGA’s iCX technology offers temperature and hardware monitoring features not available elsewhere, in addition to customizable RGB lighting, beefier power circuitry and a great warranty.
The EVGA iCX cooler also has nine additional temperature sensors that the reference card doesn’t have. It shows that the memory and power phase components on the card are running cooler than the GPU, so it looks great!
The most overclockable GeForce GTX 1070 Ti yet! EVGA shows the world how to make some of the best cards available, with the very impressive GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 GAMING graphics card.
Unlike some other vendors, EVGA is using a dual-slot cooler on their card, which provides great cooling potential and keeps the card at decent temperatures that are not even close to throttling.
Overall the EVGA 1070 Ti FTW2 is an impressive addition to EVGA’s lineup for Nvidia based graphics cards. The asynchronous fans are a great addition to cooling and the easy overclocking firmly places it over a Founder’s Edition out of the box.
With a whole host of features designed to let the user overclock the card hard without fear of going beyond the hardware limits, allied to the excellent iCX cooler which not only looks gorgeous with the RGB lighting in full effect but also keeps the card cool and quiet, there is an awful lot to recommend the GTX 1070 Ti FTW 2, and that's why it wins our OC3D Enthusiast Award.
Read the Full Article Dec 2017
This is one of the best built cards on the market.
Thanks to the huge triple-slot cooling solution, the card remains very silent even during demanding titles or even when overclocked, which can be considered a great selling point.
As of this article it is by far the most advanced cooling solution available for any mainstream graphics card and the 11 patents associated with iCX Technology really seal the deal.
We have long desired more than a generic core temperature reading and EVGA delivered monitoring in spades. Now with a glance at EVGA Precision XOC we can tell if it’s the Core, VRM’s or Memory that are running hot which enhances OCing and gives “Peace of Mind Gaming” it’s true definition.
So how does this relate to real world performance? Do the redesigned fins, and the little pins, and the fins spinning at different speeds really make an improvement? Yeah, it does. While overclocked 115 on the GPU and 300 on the memory, looping unigine heaven for about half an hour, temps stabilized at about 52 degrees Celsius, and other tests stabilized around 64c, the ACX card averaged about 70c with the same overclock applied.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Superclocked is an impressive card. Not only does it have a better cooler and has a higher clock than the Founders Edition, the noise levels are very impressive even when we compare it to other custom cards. Under load it only produces 33 dB(A), making it one of the quietest cards of this caliber that we have ever tested. At the same time the cooling efficiency is excellent as well
The force is strong with the SC Gaming edition as it offer really nice aesthetics and runs totally silent whilst keeping that GPU nicely chilled at the 70 Degrees C marker.
if you compare the EVGA GTX 1070 SC to the Founders Edition, it's definitely the better deal. You will save 10 bucks and gain amazing noise and temperature levels and no thermal throttling.
Speaking of the fan noise from the ACX 3.0 cooler on the 1070 the noise level during gaming was completely muffled by a case and I did not notice an increase in system noise under normal loads. The temperatures of the 1070 also remained well within limits not exceeding 72 degrees when letting the card automatically manager temperatures. I did test the card at 100% fan speed as I always like to in order to gauge how loud a cooler is. In this instance the noise level was still at a comfortable level.
I was able to achieve 2169MHz stable at stock voltage, which pushed it well beyond the TITANX at a much lower price point
I personally feel it's worth waiting for a GTX 1070. The GTX 1070 consumes less power and includes more graphics memory than previous generation gaming cards (though the Titan X does offer 12GB). It's likely the GTX 1070 will outperform last generation cards in newer games as those arrive on the scene. So unless you're in dire need of a new graphics card, hold onto your wallet and wait for GTX 1070 availability to loosen up.
Performance / High End
With the GeForce 1070 SuperClocked edition, EVGA has proven that it is able to create one of the best looking cards on the market, by incorporating the efficient and quiet ACX 3.0 cooling system which also stands out thanks to the LED lighting system. Until the card is reaching about 53 degrees Celsius, the fans will stay completely off in order to provide absolute silence while working in a 2D environment; also, being a SuperClocked variant means that the card has been tweaked from the factory with higher clocks than stock Nvidia cards and also features quite a big overclocking headroom as we have seen from our tests.
Top Honors and Editors Choice
It’s a great card and I think it is an improvement in every way over the Founders Edition 1070 that is priced at the same price point. I wouldn’t say that about any of the other GTX 1070’s as I normally feel like the Founders Editions do typically stand out in quality even though their cooling and overall performance isn’t as good. The EVGA cards this generation seem to be the cards to beat!
EVGA made an ideal candidate for proper benchmark gaming and nearly everything involving 4K UHD for advanced HTPC builds.
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As you can see from the results in the graphic above, this card cut through the benchmarks like a lightsaber through a blastdoor. We even got playable framerates all the way up to 4K. Considering this card costs a mere $10 more than the stock-clocked Founder’s Edition, this beast is a heck of a deal. - See more at: https://www.computerpoweruser.com/article/23556/review-evga-geforce-gtx-1070-ftw-gaming-acx-30#sthash.hcOG8zxf.dpuf
The EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 is a 10 + 2 phase power, dual BIOS, game-eating monster that belongs in the GPU Hall of Fame.
In the premium end of the market, EVGA's £430 GeForce GTX 1070 FTW offers excellence in almost all areas. Build quality is solid throughout, the cooler performs admirably, there's a healthy core overclock right out of the box, and if aesthetics are a concern for your next PC, this is one of the best-looking interpretations we've seen.
This version has RGB LEDs in the cooler shroud which can be controlled by EVGA's Precision XOC software, which I must say is a great feature as it helps this card match any setup theme...as you can see this 1070 absolutely destroys my 970 in every test.
The EVGA GTX 1070 FTW is powerfull graphics card, ready to conquer the 1440p gaming battlefield.
this thing performs really well and runs really cool, and even overclocked to 2100MHz it never got about 65 Celsius.
Performance is in line with bigger boards, noise is kept down to a minimum and it's only a BIOS quirk that prevents the card from ticking all the right boxes
Top Honors / Editor's Choice
the GTX 1060 SC is head and shoulders above the other 1060’s I’ve tested. To add to that, it actually has a lower MSRP.
For around USD $260 (price on EVGA website), you get a powerful graphics card that is able to run all videogames at fullHD resolutions with max settings while keeping the power consumption to a reasonable value. The GTX 1060 is between the GTX 970 and the GTX 980 in the performance side. The card is quiet at idle while some noise is produced under load which should not be a problem in a PC case.
If you are buying a fast video card right now and looking for good performance for a better than entry-level VR or for maxed out 1920×1080 or even higher resolution gaming, the EVGA GTX 1060 SC is an excellent choice
The bottom line for the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC is that it is a really great offering for the price. At $259.99 you get a graphics card that outpaces the GTX 980 from the previous generation and supports all the newest features.
But if just want a single graphics card that can absolutely blow the doors off of triple A titles at 1080p or 1440p on high or max settings, it does it quiet, efficient, and pretty much silent.
For $249 after rebate the GeForce GTX 1060 SC is pretty amazing!
...if you want the right now performance of the 1060 I think this is a very good choice, it's small, and quiet enough for HTPC use or small form factor builds, and overclocking was right in the same range as larger more overbuilt cards.
The EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SC card we tested embodies every advance we've been led to expect from the move to next-generation process technologies, and I'm happy to send it home with an Editor's Choice award.
As much as we love the biggest, baddest graphics cards around here, there's something about high-performance, small form factor products that's just as cool. The 6GB EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming that we tested is a $249 graphics card with enough muscle to churn through most games at 1440P or lower resolutions, in a form factor and power envelope fit for a mini-ITX gaming build
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EVGA has taken a very good reference card from NVIDIA and has made it even better. Replacing the effective, yet noisey reference cooler and replacing it with the ACX 3.0 cooling solution, yielded good temperatures while under load and did so while being quiet.
Read the Full Article Nov 2016
The EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 FTW+ proves to be a strong card for those playing many of the latest games like Gears of War 4 or Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. It also shows that it plays well with older titles that demand a lot from a graphics card, such as Rise of the Tomb Raider and Crysis 3. It’s definitely a smart option for anyone looking to play maximum settings at 1080p, and even then most of these tested games reach a frame rate in the 70s and 80s with those settings.
Small. quiet, fast, and priced correctly, the company has struck a very good balance between the need for speed and usability in a myriad of systems, and we like it because it shows you don't need to be big to be good in this hotly-contested space
At $199 it is small, it looks great, runs cool and it is very quiet, and its out of the box performance is higher than the competing Red Devil RX 470 for the same $199 price.
it provides an excellent combination of performance, efficiency and price to folks who want a timely upgrade for their old systems
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