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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Gaming Hybrid iCX introduced

by Mark Tyson on 3 May 2017, 11:11


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EVGA has introduced a new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card to its extensive range. The new EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Gaming Hybrid with iCX Technology provides what you would expect; direct liquid cooling of the GPU, plus heatsink/fan cooling for the memory and VRM, with an array of thermal sensors and MCUs (iCX) for fine tuning the OC and cooling.

It is claimed that the combination of iCX and Hybrid water cooling "gives you unbelievable GPU temperatures, sometimes cutting your GPU load temperatures in half". The liquid cooling block is accompanied by a 120mm radiator and fan. EVGA's dedicated memory cooling plate that makes direct contact with the cooling block plus dedicated heatsink / fan for the VRMs also help users squeeze every bit of performance from this card.

Running behind the scenes EVGA's iCX technology facilitates extensive monitoring and 'full control' using the EVGA Precision XOC software. Out of the box the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Gaming Hybrid GPU with 3,584 CUDA Cores runs at a Base Clock of 1,556MHz and Boost Clock of 1,670MHz. (A reference edition GTX 1080 Ti GPU runs at a Base Clock of 1,480MHz and Boost Clock of 1,582MHz.) The 11,264MB of GDDR5X memory on the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Gaming Hybrid iCX is clocked at 11,016MHz providing 484GB/s of bandwidth.

Full tech specs are tabulated below.

  • Base Clock: 1,556MHZ
  • Boost Clock: 1,670MHz
  • Memory Clock: 11,016MHz Effective
  • CUDA Cores: 3584
  • Bus Type: PCI-E 3.0
  • Memory Detail: 11,264MB GDDR5X
  • Memory Bit Width: 352 Bit
  • Memory Speed: 0.2ns
  • Memory Bandwidth: 484GB/s
  • LED Logo: White
  • Dimensions
  • Height: 4.376in - 111.15mm
  • Length: 10.5in - 266.7mm
  • Ports: HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4 and Dual-Link DVI
  • Power connectors: 1x 6-pin and 1x 8-pin from 600W or greater PSU
  • Safety fuse to protect components from damage due to improper installation or other component failures
  • Width: Dual-Slot

Scan Computers has the card listed on pre-order for £820 right now.

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sometimes cutting your GPU load temperatures in half

That's such a nonsense description. Half the temperature?! On what scale? Sure it's quick and well cooled, but sometimes the marketing department need to do some research first.
I do like EVGA cards, and after having lived with a rather toasty EVGA 980Ti for a while, this card is at the top of my upgrade list.

Hopefully they get dates and prices out soon. And a pair of demo units in the post :)
Personally I love the ‘GPU Cooling Performance’ chart with absolutely no indication what the numbers refer to. Marketing bulls**t at its finest…
On what scale?
Celsius degree?
You know, your country is not the only country.
Erm. Yeah. But Celcius is not a linear measurement of temperature or energy state, so it cannot be ‘halved’ by taking 0 as the baseline.