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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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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Another nice touch by EVGA.

 

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

 

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The backplate looks GREAT in person.

 

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Now to play some more games!

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