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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 (P/N: 08G-P4-6276-KR)

Power, Thermals and Noise

Power

Power

Whole system power consumption fully overclocked to 4500MHz was 75W idle and 347W full-blown GPU and CPU OC, so that’s your worst case. The average, gaming, non-overclocked load was closer to 300 watts as measured on a KillAWatt voltage measurement device.

Temps

idle

At idle we were hitting about 50°C in an un-air conditioned environment which is pretty acceptable with fans not even running (which still amazes us).

load

We hit 68°C under full load, with the fans barely above 700 RPM so we kicked it up to 1440p.

load 1440p

We managed a reasonable 73°C with utterly silent fans running at 1073 RPM. We love the ACX 3.0 cooling solution and the silent operation of the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0!

New Noise

 

There was really no need for noise testing but we did it anyway and even under full load in Lakes of Titan, our dB equipment couldn’t pick up the noise. Jacked up to full power, 100% max, we hit 47dB but auto fan handled the load and heat on the MOSFETS, chokes, core and memory just fine. If you hear these fans check your overclocking utility settings and we’ll bet that you just forgot and left them on full fan.

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3 comments

  1. 2160P(4K) is not a gaming resolution due to current displays being limited to only 60hz atm. The GTX 1070 and even 1080 really excel at 1440P and are stunningly mediocre at 2160P. I feel reviewers should be leading reader to the performance vs visuals sweet spot that is 1440P. I find the “Final thoughts” 4k statement a tad misleading for the less informed reader that could contribute some readers making the mistake of going 4K. There is no doubt 4K is coming probably the next GPU architecture in combination of display port 1.3 and above, but we are not there yet its simply not a great option!.

    Beyond that a good review.

    • Right, because gaming definitely didn’t exist before the invention of high refresh rate LCDs a few years ago.

      • You tried, man. CRT monitors were equal to or better than the response times and refresh rates of the displays we have now. They just consumed a lot more space and power. 🙂

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