After NVIDIA announced the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition, we’re starting to see different variations of the 1080 Ti from various manufacturers. MSI and Asus teased their GTX 1080 Ti, but I was expecting they would reveal a new design right of the bat. EVGA, on the other hand, recently teased their upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 featuring their latest iCX cooling technology. Now the new thing here is that it features a triple fan design and doesn’t look quite the same as the cooler design on their GTX 1080s and 1070s. It’s been a while since EVGA used a triple fan cooler design on their graphics card, can’t remember the last time I saw one from their lineup. Check out the render image of their GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 iCX graphics card.
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 iCX First Look
Aside from the image above, EVGA didn’t provide any additional information. They only showed one side or angle of the GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 iCX. We can extract some bits of information though based from the render image.
The EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 will feature the company’s latest iCX cooling solution, first implemented on their new FTW2 GTX 1080/1070 graphics cards. The iCX technology features additional sensors and MCUs that monitor and report temperature. It may also feature Asynchronous fans that operate based on temperatures or Precision XOC profiles.
The graphics card will also feature two 8-pin power connectors and a wider (or longer) custom PCB design, while maintaining its thickness to fit on two PCI slots.
There’s no word also regarding clock speeds, but expect this one will come with factory overclock settings. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FE features a base clock of 1417MHz and 1582MHz boost; more or less we’ll see a 7%~10% increase in clock speeds from the reference model.
Aside from the clock speeds, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti features 16nm GP102 die with 3584 CUDA cores, 11.5 TFLOPs of FP32 compute performance, 224 RMUs, 88 ROPs and 11GB of GDDR5X VRAM with a memory clock speed of 11GHz running on a 352-bit memory interface.
The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition is already available to (pre) order now and will starting shipping on March 5. The GTX 1080 Ti from various AIB partners are expected to be released within the month.