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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SuperClocked 2 (with iCX) Review

By Anthony Garreffa from Apr 6, 2017 @ 6:15 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: EVGA

EVGA isn't just calling the new GTX 1080 SC2 iCX a big upgrade for nothing; there really are some significant changes that the company has made under the cooling tech hood.




For starters, there are nine sensors on the GTX 1080 SC2 iCX, which are all picked up on EVGA's Precision XOC software.





You've got asynchronous fan control, which lets one of the two fans on the card spin up - so you can tweak it to your liking, for a mix of performance and silence.




EVGA goes into detail with the improvements, as the first fan is cooling the GPU, while the right one is cooling the power/memory - meaning the GPU fan speed is determined by the GPU temperature and the same for the power/memory on the card.




You've got full control with EVGA Precision XOC - and damn is it a powerful piece of software for your graphics card.




The LEDs on the top of the GTX 1080 SC2 iCX are customizable, and on their own - they provide an interactive thermal display system, that changes color depending on the loads on the GPU and RAM.




Another nice touch by EVGA.




Some serious work went into the cooling technology in iCX by EVGA's engineers.




The backplate looks GREAT in person.




Now to play some more games!

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