EVGA Teases Ultra High-End GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Graphics Card Featuring iCX Cooling – Fully Custom PCB, Dual 8-Pin Power For Overclocking

Hassan Mujtaba

EVGA has teased their ultra high-end, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 graphics card. The new card comes with EVGA's latest ICX cooling system that delivers higher quality components and superior cooling.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 With iCX Cooling Teased - Fully Custom Design

NVIDIA's AIB partners have gone all out with their custom board designs which will be ready at the official launch day of 10th March. These custom boards will deliver better cooling, better overclocking along with higher performance, compared to reference models. The EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 is a high-end design aimed at enthusiasts and overclockers.

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The card features a very wide PCB and is longer compared to the reference model. The new iCX cooling features a triple fan design. These fans are 100mm each and come with PWM control. The card comes in a solid black and silver color combination which will look great in all PC builds. There's a huge label on the side that reads "EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti". A smaller LED lit logo is seen on the back which reads FTW3.

The card comprises of a large aluminum fin heatsink which is very dense and we are looking at a multiple heatpipe solution accommodated within it. The card has a base plate and a backplate which add to the overall durability of this premium product. The card would feature a dual 8-pin power configuration so we can expect some good overclocking numbers out of this bad boy. We can also expect very premium pricing for this ultra high-end graphics card around $799 US. ASUS, Zotac, Inno3D and MSI have also teased their new cards which will be available during launch day.

EVGA GeForce 10 iCX Features:

The EVGA GeForce 10 iCX family comes with a range of enhancements over ACX. A total of 9 new features have been deployed in the lineup which include:

  • iCX has 9 thermal sensors & multiple MCUs
  • Asynchronous fan control
  • A new and more efficient way to cool
  • Full control with EVGA Precision XOC
  • Interactive cooling with thermal display system
  • Peace of mind gaming
  • Optimized airflow FIN DESIGN
  • PLAY LONGER! Overclock Better!
  • INTERACTION with other system devices

The cards feature a fully custom built PCB that is a combination of quality engineering, new thermal modules and an elegant LED and Precision XOC tuning system.

  • Featuring a total of 11 global patents (pending and granted), iCX is efficiency perfected.
  • 9 additional sensors and MCU’s embedded on the PCB.
  • Purposefully-directed airflow chambers.
  • Newly designed die-cast baseplate and backplate.
  • Full control using EVGA Precision XOC.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Specifications – Better and Faster Than Titan X (P) With The Fastest G5X Memory, Up To 1.2 TB/s Bandwidth With New Compression System

NVIDIA has gone all out with the specifications of their grandest graphics card to date. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti features the same Pascal GP102 GPU featured on the Titan X (P) but is better than that in all ways possible. The NVIDIA GP102 Pascal GPU packs 12 Billion transistors and has 6 graphics processing clusters of which two are disabled. This adds up to a total of 28 SM units with 128 cores each. A truly OG chip designed for the ultimate gamer out there.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti features 3584 CUDA Cores, 224 Texture Mapping Units and 88 ROPs. These are clocked at a boost clock of 1582 MHz which can go as high as 2 GHz with overclocking. The Pascal cards are built to overclock like crazy and custom models will further boost the clock rates on availability day.

The card also features a 11 GB GDDR5X VRAM that run across a 352-bit bus interface. NVIDIA has shipped their flagship with the fastest G5X solution to date.

The Titan X (P) used 10 GB/s models while the 1080 Ti makes use of the new 11 GB/s memory chips which results in a cumulative bandwidth of 484 GB/s that’s going to be on par with SK Hynix’s HBM2 memory launching in Q2 2017.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Specifications:

WCCFtechGTX TItan X PascalGTX 1080 TiGTX 1080
Transistors12 Billion12 Billion7.2 Billion
Die Size471mm²471mm²314mm²
Memory Speed10Gbps11Gbps11Gbps
Memory Interface384-bit352-bit256-bit
Memory Bandwidth480GB/s484 GB/s320GB/s
CUDA Cores358435842560
Base Clock14171480 MHz1607
Boost Clock15301583 MHz1730
Price$1200 US$699 US$499 US

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Availability Next Week and Pre-Orders Now

NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, including the NVIDIA Founders Edition, will be available worldwide on March 10, from NVIDIA GeForce partners, including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. Pre-orders on nvidia.com are now live.

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