Friday February 10, 2017

EVGA iCX Technology Examined On The GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2

Nate "The Big Nasty" Kirsch of Legit Reviews has taken EVGA's new iCX software for a spin. EVGA found itself in a bit of a pickle last year when it came to its video cards igniting and subsequently being the cause of the massive fires in Kentucky last year. WAIT! That was Shrout I think... PCPer has an article up on iCX as well. Anyway, back to the real story.

EVGA found themselves highly motivated by last years thermal issues that they encountered on many GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080 models. The enthusiast community was alleging that many EVGA branded GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 cards were exploding due to improper VRM cooling. Catastrophic failures on luxury high-end graphics cards is something that is taken very seriously by everyone and it was determined by EVGA that VRM (Voltage Regulator Modules) temperatures exceeding 110C during stress loading.

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Nate seems to think that EVGA has made a very good move here.

We agree that GPU temperatures are not a major concern today, unless you are on a blower fan style card, so to shift the focus onto the power and memory temperatures makes sense. EVGA wants gamers to know that they have fully redesigned a handful of cards to become part of the iCX series and those cards will give gamers peace of mind when it comes to temperature. Not a bad way to recover from the VRM overheating issues of 2016 by coming out with a much improved product that looks like it has the ability to win over the gaming community!

EVGA is offering upgrades for current ACX cooler users as well.

Update: Here is PCPers video on the iCX software.