EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 iCX FTW2 Review: Everything Detected, More Than Just A Cooler

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Steam VR Performance Test, Time Spy

The Steam VR Performance Test measures a system's performance using a 2-minute sequence from Valve’s Aperture Robot Repair VR demo. After running the test, it determines whether your system is capable of properly running VR content at 90Hz and whether or not the visual fidelity can be increased to the recommended level for a given application. Both a system’s CPU and GPU are factored into the score.

VR Performance Tests
DirecX11 / 12 VR Performance

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Steam VR Performance Test


There is not much to see here. The GeForce GTX 1070 is able to max out this benchmark (11 is the top score possible in the current version of Steam's VR test), so all of the 1080s do the same.


vr score chart

We also ran a new application from Basemark called VRScore. These results are from the Official DirectX 12 System Benchmark (DX11 is also supported), which runs at 4K and leverages an actual game engine from Crytek (the makers of Crysis). As you can see, the 1080 cards are tightly grouped with the EVGA FTW2 coming out on top.

3DMark Time Spy
Direct X 12 Performance

3DMark Time Spy is a new DirectX 12 benchmark test from Futuremark. It features a DirectX 12 engine, built from the ground up, to support bleeding-edge features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading. Time Spy is designed to test the DirectX 12 performance of the latest graphics cards using a variety of techniques and varied visual sequences. This benchmark was developed with input from AMD, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and the other members of the Futuremark Benchmark Development Program, to showcase the potential of close-to-the-metal, low-overhead APIs like DirectX 12.

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3DMark Time Spy



The performance trend we've seen thus far continued in the DirectX 12 3DMark Time Spy test. Only a few points separate the EVGA FTW2 and SC cards.

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