EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC2 Gaming iCX Review (08G‑P4‑6573‑KR)

Test Rig & Setup

For the test platform, we went with the Intel 6700K on the Asus Maximus VIII Extreme with Kingston HyperX Savage running at 3000MHz CL 15. We are running an EKWB Triple Radiator cooling solution on the CPU to make sure we don’t get any throttling on the CPU. The operating system is Windows 10 with updates disabled. We make three runs at each test then average those three runs and report the results here. If we hit a run that we consider to be far away from the norm we dismiss that result and run a 4th test. While the 6700K is imminently overclockable we are running tests at 4.5 GHz and a triple radiator to keep it from throttling. Once you reach the kinds of speed the 6700K generates overclocking is an afterthought and an afterthought that really isn’t needed but since the enthusiast community generally OC’s we went ahead and ran testing on all the cards with the same OC. We want to see Pascal and the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC2 GAMING iCX perform as intended.

 

Test Rig
“Quadzilla”
Case Type
CPU
Motherboard
CPU Cooler
Hard Drives
Optical Liteon DVD Burner
GPU
Case Fans 1 x 180mm Mosfet / CPU / RAM cooling fan
1 x 120mm PCI-E Cooling Fan
Docking Stations None
Testing PSU
Legacy None
Mouse
Keyboard
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One comment

  1. Congrats, nice review. I’m waiting for the review of the GTX 1070 FTW 2 to compare if it’s worth paying more for it

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