Friday, February 10, 2017

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 iCX FTW2 Review

EVGA's GeForce GTX 1080 iCX FTW2 is the subject of this review at HotHardware this afternoon. Without spoiling the conclusion of the review, I will say that this card performs as good as it looks.

EVGA showed some cards with iCX branding at CES last month, but didn’t disclose any details. At first glance, the design didn’t look too far removed from existing cards featuring EVGA’s ACX coolers, but there is much more going on under the hood with the company's iCX technology, which will be coming to select GTX 1060, 1070, and 1080 cards. The PCBs have been redesigned and now feature an array of additional, built-in sensors and protection mechanisms. The heatsink fins, base- and back-plates, and fan shroud have been redesigned as well for better cooling performance. And with these cards, new software arrives as well, to leverage their additional features and capabilities.