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EVGA Readies New GeForce 10 Series Cards With iCX Cooling – Better Cooling, Premium Component Design


Denying recent rumors of partnering with AMD, EVGA has announced their latest and high-end cooling design for NVIDIA GeForce 10 series cards. Branded as iCX, the new cards will feature revised cooling and electrical circuitry that aims to undo the damage caused to the manufacturer with the recent "VRM Overheating Issue".

EVGA Preps GeForce 10 Series With iCX Cooling - New FTW2 and SC2 Coolers Showcased

The new cards were spotted by Techpowerup over at EVGA's booth. The models include GeForce GTX 1070 SC2 (model: 08G-P4-6573-KR), the GeForce GTX 1070 FTW2 (08G-P4-6676KR), and the GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 (08G-P4-6686-KR). They are replacing the GeForce 1080 and GTX 1070 FTW/SC lineups. It is possible that EVGA may also launch a new revision of Classified cards based on the new design but that needs to be confirmed.

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As for the cards, the GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 Gaming iCX and GeForce GTX 1070 FTW2 Gaming iCX cards come with the new iCX cooling. We don't really know what the name means, the ACX cooling was known as EVGA Active Cooling Xtreme solution. Both cards come with a beefier cooling system and a nice looking back plate.

The cards are also featuring a new PCB design that's built from scratch. This was done to ensure that the new cards aren't affected by faulty components or failing VRMs that were used on the older ACX variants. The cards will be provided power through a pair of 8-pin connectors. The cooling mechanism will remain the same with a dual fan cooling system that blows air inside a dual-slot chassis. EVGA will also feature proper VRM cooling with better thermal pads for optimal temperatures and stability during load.

EVGA iCX FTW2 Series (Image Credits: Techpowerup):

EVGA iCX SC2 Series (Image Credits: Techpowerup):

EVGA Also Displays GTX 1080 QRG Edition Graphics Card

EVGA also displayed the latest QRG series cards that utilize NVIDIA's Pascal graphics core at their CES booth. This card integrated the QRB Hybrid Liquid cooler system that come with quick release (connect/disconnect) mechanism for easier installation of the graphics card. The graphics card is 2-slots wide and has dual 8-pin power connectors which are used to juice up this product.

All new iCX series and QRG series graphics cards will feature higher clock speeds compared to EVGA's current ACX offerings. The new cooling system will allow them to run cooler while the modified PCBs will offer higher overclocking and stability on the Pascal core.