EVGA iCX3 Interactive Cooling
EVGA GeForce® RTXᐪᔿ 3090

EVGA and graphics cards go hand-in-hand

EVGA graphics cards offer unmatched performance, features and cooling.

With EVGA iCX3 Cooling, the bar is raised even higher.

Technology

The EVGA GeForce® RTXᐪᔿ 30 Series Graphics Cards are powered by the all-new NVIDIA Ampere architecture. Combined with the next generation of design, cooling, and overclocking with EVGA Precision X1, the EVGA GeForce® RTXᐪᔿ 30 Series are the absolute definition of ultimate performance. With the EVGA GeForce® RTXᐪᔿ 30 Series Graphics Cards you get the best gaming experience with next generation graphics performance, ice cold cooling with EVGA iCX3, and advanced overclocking features with EVGA Precision X1.

EVGA iCX3 Interactive Cooling
GPU Fan determined by GPU Temperature
Power / Memory Fan determined by Power / Memory Temperature


EVGA's patented iCX revolutionized graphics card cooling from the inside out. iCX was designed to detect everything to cool 'hot spots' and utilized interactive cooling to ensure Peace of Mind Gaming. With 11 patents granted and pending. iCX granted users control over the functionality and information related to iCX graphics cards via EVGA's Precision XOC software. Soon after, EVGA expanded the original design of iCX and greatly improved cooling with the second generation iCX2 and the brand new Precision X1 software.

At the heart of iCX3 is iCX Cooling, which refers to the copper base, heatpipes, VRM and memory cooling, PCB and backplate design, and fan design. The brain of iCX3, iCX Technology, detects temperatures at various points on the graphics card and adjusts asynchronous fans to provide the correct airflow for each area of the card.

EVGA iCX3 continues the evolution of iCX Cooling by providing improved thermal performance and significantly lower acoustic noise.



iCX3 Exploded View

iCX Cooling set the standard

for a smarter approach to graphics card cooling and
engineering to maximize cooling performance on the graphics card.

EVGA approached iCX3 with
the intent to shatter the bar.

EVGA GeForce® RTXᐪᔿ 30 Series graphics cards with iCX3
are engineered to squeeze every last bit of performance from the cooling assembly.


Goals of iCX3

1

Maximize the thermal contact surface area on graphics card components

Maximize the thermal contact surface area on graphics card components Airflow pockets allow air to move more freely through the heatsink to remove more heat. Patented copper base is 25% larger to cover both GPU and RAM area to improve thermal transfer and GPU/RAM cooling. New 180° heatpipe design with selectively positioned heatpipes increases fin contact area by 65%  and optimal heat dissipation.

Airflow pockets allow air to move more freely through the heatsink to remove more heat.

Patented copper base is 25% larger to cover both GPU and RAM area to improve thermal transfer and GPU/RAM cooling.

New 180° heatpipe design with selectively positioned heatpipes increases fin contact area by 65% and optimal heat dissipation.



2

Triple 2nd Generation HDB fans are installed on all air-cooled EVGA GeForce® RTXᐪᔿ 30 Series graphics cards to optimize airflow, increase cooling performance, and reduce fan noise

Triple 2nd Generation HDB fans are installed on all air-cooled EVGA GeForce® RTXᐪᔿ 30 Series graphics cards to optimize airflow, increase cooling performance, and reduce fan noise EVGA's iCX3 fans feature a 2nd Gen optimized HDB active motor for silent 0dB mode, asyncronous fan mode, and a special upraised “E” pattern that further reduces noise. FTW3 center fans are offset by 10mm to increase the direct airflow area by 16%. EVGA’s iCX3 fans turn off below 55°C, generating 0dB of noise.

EVGA's iCX3 fans feature a 2nd Gen optimized HDB active motor for silent 0dB mode, asyncronous fan mode, and a special upraised “E” pattern that further reduces noise.

FTW3 center fans are offset by 10mm to increase the direct airflow area by 16%.

EVGA’s iCX3 fans turn off below 55°C, generating 0dB of noise.



3

Smart cut-outs in the PCB and backplate improve airflow and reduce exhaust recovery. Micro-thin heatpipes on the backplate further pulls heat off the PCB

Smart cut-outs in the PCB and backplate improve airflow and reduce exhaust recovery. Micro-thin heatpipes on the backplate further pulls heat off the PCB Built-in Micro-thin Heatpipes on the EVGA GeForce® RTXᐪᔿ 3090 backplate adds additional heat transfer from the memory backside. Carefully placed cut-outs in the PCB and backplate improve airflow and decrease exhaust recovery.

Built-in Micro-thin Heatpipes on the EVGA GeForce® RTXᐪᔿ 3090 backplate adds additional heat transfer from the memory backside.

Carefully placed cut-outs in the PCB and backplate improve airflow and decrease exhaust recovery.



iCX3 vs iCX2

iCX3 vs iCX2 Comparison Chart

iCX3 Technology

iCX3 Technology combines sensors and micro control processors with improved iCX3 Cooling performance to make EVGA iCX3 the smartest and most-efficient cooling package available today.

EVGA iCX3 Technology


EVGA iCX3 Technology leverages patented sensors and micro control processors with asynchronous fans to interactively-cool your graphics card. With at least 9 additional thermal sensors on the graphics card, EVGA iCX3 Technology can track emerging hotspots and direct iCX3 Cooling to beat the heat. Asynchronous fans cool only the areas that need cooling, which keeps your card quieter at all times. Through EVGA Precision X1, you can also monitor every iCX3 sensor and control each fan. With EVGA iCX3 Technology, you can let your graphics card worry about its own temperatures for a change and truly enjoy Peace of Mind Gaming.

9 Sensor Design

EVGA iCX3 uses a patented 9 sensor design controlled by micro control processors to determine fan speed for the GPU and VRAM/PWM areas.

Thermal Sensors

EVGA GeForce® RTXᐪᔿ 30 Series iCX3 graphics cards have 9 additional thermal sensors and multiple MCUs. All sensors can be displayed in EVGA Precision X1 and OSD.

EVGA iCX3 Technology
Blue = Cool Green = Warm Red = Hot

iCX3 Technology uses asynchronous fans to cool graphics card components only as needed. These fans spin at different rates, ensuring that the correct areas of the card are cooled and reduces noise in the process.

Full Control with EVGA Precision X1

EVGA Precision X1 utilizes the new tools afforded by iCX3 Technology to monitor every sensor on the graphics card, asynchronously control the cooling fans, adjust the OSD to show all temperature sensors, and overclock your card for gaming dominance.

EVGA Precision X1 Graphs
EVGA Precision X1 Graphs


A Circled Fused

EVGA iCX3 Technology graphics cards feature an industry-first safety fuse to help protect your system from damage in the event of a power surge or catastrophic failure.

Real-Time Wattage Monitoring
Real-Time Wattage Monitoring
  • Real-time monitoring through the power connector and PCIe bus
  • Better evaluation to determine power consumption while gaming or overclocking
  • Monitoring available in EVGA Precision X1!

Products

EVGA GeForce® RTXᐪᔿ 3090
EVGA GeForce® RTXᐪᔿ 3080
EVGA Precision X1