EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 Graphics Card Review
Conclusion EVGA has impressed us yet again, with their iCX cooler keeping the GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 GAMING nice and cool under load but more importantly, virtually silent. Even when I was going through our GPU stress test benchmarks and had the fans at 100%, the iCX handled it like a boss. With the introduction of the GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 GAMING, EVGA continues to expand its impressive family of custom GTX 10 series graphics cards. The story is the same as the other GTX 1070 Ti models, so I'm still recommending the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 GAMING to anyone running a 1080p or 1440p display. You might want to take a deeper look if you own an enthusiast-level 120/144/165Hz display, but for the most part in games like CS:GO, League of Legends, and others, you'll be fine. If you're a Battlegrounds addict like me, the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 GAMING is a beast: great performance, massive overclocking headroom, and near-silent operation under full 100% loads. I even put it through its paces mining Ethereum and the GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 GAMING held its own, with the right performance but it was the thermals and noise that impressed the most. All-in-all, EVGA has yet another great custom GTX 10 series card to add to its continuously expanding stack with the introduction of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 GAMING.
No gradeEVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW 2 Review
Last time we reviewed a GTX 1070 Ti it was the Zotac AMP! Extreme and boy oh boy did it cause a furore in our forums. The EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW 2 comes out of the blocks with an impressive showing. We liked that the packaging didn't shout too loudly about which particular one of the four EVGA models it was. The clues are there, but it's understated. In a world where shouting loudly seems to be the primary method of communication we like a little bit of subtlety. Once out of the box there is no denying that the iCX cooler really looks the part, with a gorgeous backplate and rugged, industrial facia. There are plenty of spaces for the RGB lighting to do its thing too and the whole cooler is exactly two slots wide. Perfect if you're committed to running multiple cards, or just want the security of not having a card of indistinct width.
The overclocking capabilities of the card really shine too. EVGA make a lot of how committed they are to ensuring the power section of their products is of an extremely high quality, and the inclusion of a fuse helps assuage any paranoia you might have about pushing the card hard through their Precision overclocking tool. All of which helped the FTW 2 bring home the highest average GPU Boost Clock we've yet seen from a GTX 1070 Ti, just past the 2000 MHz mark. The results somewhat back up this clock speed too where the EVGA was consistently just a shade behind the Zotac AMP!. Naturally the consistency of nVidia GPU yield coupled to their automatic overclocking GPU Boost technology has long since meant that you get similar results from any card you choose to buy, but it's always nice to know that the one you have is amongst the best and the EVGA certainly wont disappoint anyone.
With a whole host of features designed to let the user overclock the card hard without fear of going beyond the hardware limits, allied to the excellent iCX cooler which not only looks gorgeous with the RGB lighting in full effect but also keeps the card cool and quiet, there is an awful lot to recommend the GTX 1070 Ti FTW 2, and that's why it wins our OC3D Enthusiast Award.