The EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 Review: iCX Brings the Lights and Sensors

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Today, we are taking a look at the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2, EVGA’s top GTX 1070 Ti model featuring the iCX temperature sensor and cooling system. Launched alongside the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition and other partner boards in November 2017, the EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 similarly targets the competing Radeon RX Vega 56 with price and performance in between the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070.

To avoid sales cannibalization, all partner GTX 1070 Ti cards, including the FTW2, adhere to the reference clockspeeds. To differentiate itself, the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 looks to the power, temperature, and noise characteristics due to iCX cooler and adjusted power system, in addition to manual overclocking via a GTX 1070 Ti specific autoscan feature in EVGA’s Precision XOC overclock utility. A key piece of the puzzle, pricing, has been unfortunately been subject due to the extraordinarily intense cryptomining demand that has drastically inflated prices and depleted stocks of virtually all graphics cards at the time of publication.