Last year EVGA’s GeForce GTX 1080/1070 graphics cards with ACX cooler were reported problematic with the VRM part overheating and a few of them even caught fire. It appears the company is planning to refresh the lineup with its new iCX cooling solution.
According to the pictures by courtesy of TechPowerUp, three indicator lights can be found on the card, probably meaning that the iCX cooler is capable of detecting the temperatures of different parts including GPU, PWM/POWER, MEMORY anytime.
The appearance of iCX doesn’t necessarily mean the ACX will be abandoned for good. Both cooling solutions are likely to co-exist for a while.
The FTW2 offerings equipped with iCX cooling solution are expected to become available in February, and the pricing is unknown yet.
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