Nvidia partner and American based company EVGA expanded the lineup of its video cards built on the base GPU GP104 technology.
With ICX solutions, EVGA will appeal more to gaming enthusiasts who want more control over proper temperatures. The company has focused and implement technology to achieve this goal, along with EVGA software Precision XOC, EVGA has implemented many thermal pads for better cooling performance. which make it thicker in size.
The EVGA 1080 GTX FTW2 ICX weighs around 1050 grams, the weight of the card might seem heavy but it’s still less than some of its competitors in 1080 GTX. The card is 27.8 cm long, 12.5 cm high and 3.55 cm thick.
The top of the board is controlled by two 8-pin connectors, a panel with different LED indicators and bright logo.
At the end of the graphic card you can see four heat pipes of 6mm and two heat pipe of 8mm. In the front, it also has 8 mm heat pipe.
EVGA 1080 GTX FTW2 ICX
CUDA Core 2560
base Clock 1721 MHz
Boost Clock 1860 MHz
Storage GDDR5X 8192 MB, 256-bit
outputs HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort 1.4 x 3
Power Connectors Pin 8 (6 + 2) x 2
power supply 500 W or higher
dimensions Dual Slot
The GDDR5X Micron modules feature the GP104 GPU from Nvidia. Eight memory chip with 1251 MHz frequency is connected to a 256-bit bus, for a maximum bandwidth of 320 GB / s.
EVGA has repeated the Texas Instruments controller INA3221 triple channels to manage the bus voltage and high current. To provide additional security in case something unusual the company has put a fuse on the PCB.
In addition, the shunt connection reduces the internal resistance of the circuits. This is achieved with a phase doubler NCP81162 that balances the current, and which also contains gate and power driver.
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 is available on its official website with a price of $679.