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

Final Thoughts

Sometimes it’s hard to find words to describe a video card but in the case of the EVGA GTX 1070 SC2 Gaming iCX words like massively powerful, impressive, 4K ready and geek candy come to mind. Priced at (at the time of publish) the EVGA GTX 1070 SC2 Gaming iCX provides a balance between power and cost. Yes, $429.99 clams are hard to let go of but buy an underpowered video card and next year find yourself in the upgrade section again so it’s better to get more than you need and the EVGA GTX 1070 SC2 Gaming iCX is definitely more than most end users need!

We found the iCX cooling solution elegant and the included 9 (+1 on the core) sensors monitoring the memory and VRM’s are a much welcomed and overdue addition to EVGA’s lineup! We have long desired more than a generic core temperature reading and EVGA delivered monitoring in spades. Now with a glance at EVGA Precision XOC we can tell if it’s the Core, VRM’s or Memory that are running hot which enhances OCing and gives “Peace of Mind Gaming” it’s true definition. You can also just glance at the beauty plate on top the card and LED’s will give you a quick and dirty glance at how things are running which is great for gaming and when you don’t want Precision XOC open. As usual, EVGA has engineered to perfection and given more than expected!

The only real decision here is if you want to spend more money and get the GTX 1070 FTW iCX with 10 Phase power and dual BIOS. Some people will give a few bucks more for the beefier card and some will go for the SC2 iCX. The iCX models seem to be running about $20 more than the ACX 3.0 models and having hands on the iCX card we would go the few extra bucks for the iCX model with no hesitation. High-end enthusiast video cards are expensive and worth the extra monitoring. The iCX cooling solution on the EVGA GTX 1070 SC2 Gaming iCX offers to protect your investment taking Video Card monitoring to a whole new evolution!


Pros Cons
  • 4K Gaming Ready
  • iCX Cooling
  • 9 Sensors
  • 8 GB GDDR5
  • 7.2 Billion Transistors On A 314mm2 Die
  • 16nm FinFet Process
  • Overclocking Ease
  • White LED
  • Straight Heat Pipes
  • VR Ready
  • Not As Beefy As The 10 Phase Models
  • Single BIOS


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  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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