EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 ICX Review, Raw Power!
Posted by Mark Taliaferro on Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 8:00am
Introduction: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB FTW2 GAMING
When EVGA releases an FTW2 gaming video card it’s time to set up and take notice, well it’s time to sit up and take notice and EVGA has released the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB FTW2 GAMING. The 2432 shaders on the EVGA GTX 1070 Ti are just 128 shaders short of a GTX 1080 so performance is going to be close to identical. Now of course by now most enthusiasts know that the GTX 1070 Ti series has GDDR5 at 8GHz effective and the GTX 1080 has GDDR5X at 10GHz effective. Most applications and games don’t saturate even the 8GHz speed so in testing we’ve found that GDDR5X is good for benches but gaming not much gain over GDDR5. The EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB FTW2 GAMING is the flagship GTX 1070 Ti packed with drool worthy features like Dual BIOS, RGB LEDs, 10 + 2 phase power, two 8-pin PCIe connectors and a maximum wattage draw of 235 massive watts to feed their top end GTX 1070 Ti. Base core clock is 1607MHz and boost is 1683MHz which is plenty but you better believe this beauty will far exceed those clocks with a little TLC from EVGA Precision XOC and if you’re new to OCing then EVGA OC Scanner will search and destroy the optimal OC for you.
While we have seen a lot of FTW3 (yes this is a FTW2 stick with us for a second) cards with a 3 fan design and open metal grate but this is the two fan FTW2 model which will fit into smaller chassis but at the cost of a little more heat on the stock fan profile. No worries we drove the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB FTW2 GAMING like we stole it and didn’t have a problem with excess heat.
The dual ball bearing fans kept everything whisper quiet unless we drove the fans up to 100% and even then we registered very reasonable noise levels. You should note full fan at 100% didn’t affect the OC so the stock whisper quiet fan profile was plenty and we see no reason to kick them up to 100% for other than glory runs if you think it will make a difference. The card is so well engineered running the fans up to tornado level didn’t increase our OC and the back plate was extremely effective and using our infrared thermometer the backplate clocked a 149oF or 65 oc proving its effectiveness to both keep the card from sagging and dispelling heat.
Well engineered well thought out and eye candy to boot how much more can EVGA deliver with this superb line of video cards?