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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 - A Fast and Furious GTX 1080

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 6, 2016 11:50 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: EVGA

PrecisionX OC Software


EVGA has been slowly making its PrecisionX OC software one of the key parts of its graphics card revolution, with the next-generation of EVGA PrecisionX launching with Pascal. This new version of EVGA's PrecisionX OC software unlocks the power of the Pascal architecture, while the super useful EVGA OC Scanner is included. You can grab PrecisionX OC right here.




EVGA's new PrecisionX OC software includes exclusive features for EVGA's GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 cards, including:


  • DirectX 12 OSD Support - See the on screen display on DirectX 12 games.
  • EVGA OC ScannerX Integration - Automatically find your optimal voltage/frequency curve!
  • K-Boost Function - Maximize your clocks with this exclusive feature.
  • RGB LED control (on EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW)


I have been using PrecisionX OC on all of my GPU reviews, as it really is a hugely useful piece of software. The GPU monitoring on its own, alongside the built in OC scanning software is beyond useful for testing and pushing your graphics card to the limit.


Final Thoughts


EVGA has always impressed me with their cards, where over the years I've owned and recommended (and even sold them at my old day job pre-TweakTown) without any problems. This reputation took years to build, and it's something that continues into their new GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 cards - and we're only at the beginning here with their GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 card.




One of EVGA's best-selling products is their Classified cards, which we saw at Computex in June. EVGA's upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Classified is sure to beat the FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 card, with higher overclocks and hopefully some additional headroom for even more overclocking. It retains the awesome ACX 3.0 cooler, which is something that stood out on the GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 card.



The ACX 3.0 cooler didn't make any noise during my hours upon hours of gaming and benchmark punishment, which is another tick in EVGA's box. After seeing the huge coolers on ZOTAC and GIGABYTE's new GeForce GTX 1080s (reviews on those to follow this one), I thought EVGA's card wouldn't perform or overclock as well, but I was wrong. It overclocked without a problem, and while it didn't hit the heights I thought it would, I think EVGA are saving those heights for the Classified card.


All in all, if you're an EVGA fan, and you've been waiting for their GeForce GTX 1080, their new FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 card is a great choice. It is one of the best looking GTX 1080s on the market right now with its beautiful and feature-packed ACX 3.0 cooler, retaining the 2-slot sizing without having a huge bulky cooler that doesn't add to the overclocking headroom.


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. I expected nothing less than class with EVGA's new card, and I received exactly what I wanted to see - a great performing card that sprinkles some magic onto the already great GTX 1080 from NVIDIA.

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance (overclocking, power)95%
Quality (build, design, cooling)95%
General Features (display outputs, etc)95%
Bundle, Packaging & Software95%
Value for Money90%
Overall TweakTown Rating94%

The Bottom Line: We always knew that EVGA would blow us away with their GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0, and that's exactly what they did. An awesome looking card that performs like a champion, all while it is silent.

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