EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 iCX FTW2 Review: Everything Detected, More Than Just A Cooler
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 iCX FTW2 Wrap Up
Performance Summary: The EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 with iCX technology did not offer many surprises in terms of performance. Its higher clocks give it an advantage over a stock GeForce GTX 1080 Founder’s Edition card and the slightly lower clocked EVGA SC card, but that is to be expected. In terms of noise, power, and overclocking, however, the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 with iCX was a clear winner. Noise was a non-issue, despite its higher clocks, the FTW2 card consumed roughly the same power as a Founder’s Edition, and the FTW2 overclocked very well – hitting 2.1GHz with minimal tweaking.
There will be am approximate $30 - $40 premium for EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 / 1070 / 1080 cards with iCX technology, but we suspect street prices will settle a bit lower, once availability ramps up. Owners of existing ACX 3.0 cards have a trade-in options as well. EVGA is offering equivalent iCX cards through their trade-in program for $99.