Friday, February 10th 2017

EVGA Introduces its iCX Technology Suite - 9 Sensors on the Card

Featuring a total of 11 global patents (pending and granted), iCX from EVGA is efficiency perfected. With 9 additional sensors embedded on the PCB, a newly designed diecast baseplate and backplate, purposefully directed airflow chambers, and full control using EVGA Precision XOC, EVGA's iCX is the very definition of Interactive Cooling.

Why was iCX Technology Created?
With PC gaming growing, it is important to provide "Peace of Mind Gaming" to the user. With EVGA's new iCX technology, users can have a better understanding of their cards operation. This includes temperature monitoring on key components (not just GPU), interaction with other devices and better cooling with asynchronous fan control providing better overclocking capabilities.

With EVGA iCX technology, a new era of PC gaming is coming.
EVGA iCX Technology is not JUST a Cooler.
  • EVGA iCX Has 9 Thermal Sensors and Multiple MCUs - All 9 sensors can be display in EVGA Precision XOC and OSD.
  • Asynchronous Fan Control - Separate left/right fan control including fan curve
  • A New and More Efficient Way to Cool - GPU fan determined by GPU temperature. (Left Fan) Power/Memory fan determined by Power/Memory temperature. (Right Fan)
  • Full Control with EVGA Precision XOC - Each sensor can be monitored in real time and displayed in PXOC OSD.
  • Interactive Cooling with Thermal LED Display System - User customized RGB color and visual alarm settings
  • Optimized Airflow Fin Design - Fin holes direct airflow through fins. Half open fin maximized airflow and L-Shaped fins increase surface contact
  • Die Cast and Form Fitted Baseplate and Backplate - Makes direct contact with all vital components. Maximize heat dissipation with increased surface area on baseplate.
  • Peace of Mind Gaming - An EVGA ONLY fuse adds another layer of protection to your card and system.
Source: Reddit user riuzaky2
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28 Comments on EVGA Introduces its iCX Technology Suite - 9 Sensors on the Card

#1
champsilva
I like a lot of those features, have the option to monitor everything in your card is important, specially after FTW fiasco.
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#2
Blueberries
Asynchronous fan control is definitely a cool feature
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#5
Dippyskoodlez
Honestly, i think the biggest news here is a gpu using die cast heatsinks again. You can get some nice designs without the costs of machining.
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#6
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
So people can think about it 9 times before OC it any higher..
"Wow memory temp boiling hot, need to downclock it before I fry my new card......" :D
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#7
RejZoR
And I still probably wouldn't buy an EVGA card...
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#8
acperience7
RejZoR said:
And I still probably wouldn't buy an EVGA card...
I can't say I follow them too closely, but they always seemed to be a top tier AIB for Nvidia. What did they do?
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#9
SimpleTECH
The question I have is whether or not those sensors will be available via third-party apps such as GPU-Z, HWiNFO, Afterburner, etc.
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#10
Xzibit
acperience7 said:
I can't say I follow them too closely, but they always seemed to be a top tier AIB for Nvidia. What did they do?
This is a response to

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They could have just beefed up the VRM cooling and added a sensor to so it boost the second fan but why stop there. Add 7 more sensors
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#11
pat-roner
champsilva said:
I like a lot of those features, have the option to monitor everything in your card is important, specially after FTW fiasco.
Perfect, then you will forget the FTW fiasco beacuse you want these useless features that literally means nothing for game performance.
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#12
Xzibit
Comparisons

EVGA 1080 FTW ICX




EVGA 1080 SC ACX 3.0



EVGA 1080 FTW ACX 3.0 - added EVGA thermal solution running Furmark

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#13
tigger
I'm the only one
Just another reason to charge more for the cards.
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#14
natr0n
Latest gimmick for overpriced Novidio...Fire protection warning
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#15
Maxx_Power
natr0n said:
Latest gimmick for overpriced Novidio...Fire protection warning
Overused word "technology" on everything. A couple of sensors and monitoring = new "technology" suite. Why not just "anti-VRM explosion technology suite" ?
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#16
RejZoR
I often call things "unnecessarily over-engineered". And half of these are exactly that. Async fan control and "new more efficient way to cool" is totally stupid. If cooler is designed efficiently, fans running synchronously not only costs less because it runs at same speed, but also cool more efficiently because the faster fan is not interfering with the flow of the slower spinning one. I mean, my current ASUS Strix 980 runs fans in sync and it's so stupendously quiet it doesn't even matter. Even when I push it hard in overclocked state. Adding extra sensors and separate fan control logic is not only stupid and costs more, it also adds extra layer that can fail and get broken. 15 sensors will also only be useful to really hardcore overclockers who do LN2 or DICE and totally pointless for casual overclockers. For that, you only need to know GPU temperature and VRM temperature (which is not even needed if VRM cooling is engineered properly). And that's it.

And reasons why I just don't trust EVGA is all the stupid nonsense they've made like asking consumers to manually add thermal pads (why did I pay 600€ for graphic card, if I have to fix YOUR bad engineering!?). They just give me the sensation of "cheesy" vendor which I wouldn't want to touch. Same logic which I apply to other vendors like Club3D, Zotec, Manli and other (for me) so called "no name" brands. I don't care if they are a sub-brand of some graphics giant, they made stupid crap and I just don't trust them. I've seen my share of above mentioned cards and more have most moronic issues and design flaws so I proactively avoid them. ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, these are the brands I trust and while they had share of stupidities as well, they were never that big. And they seem to engineer coolers properly.
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#17
Mussels
Moderprator
acperience7 said:
I can't say I follow them too closely, but they always seemed to be a top tier AIB for Nvidia. What did they do?
my last two evga cards had super loud capacitor/coil whine, turned me off the brand
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#18
ppn
No temperature above 60°C. No fan above 1000. Just make it 2.5 slots if you have to. Why not put a grid of sensors 1cm apart.
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#19
iO
Yeah but still inferior to the de-facto standard of integrating the VRM cooling into the main heatsink like most other high end cards have today..
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#20
Vlada011
This is great GTX1080.
But I want to wait to see new Radeon. Than I will decide, with GTX1080 for price of premium GeForce I can't see whole picture.
Because NVIDIA have one better chip and AMD didn't show Vega. From other side GTX1080 not worth above 500$ and that will be price when other models show up.
I have few candidates, Founders Edition, Hybrid or Vega are in game. It's not clear GTX1080 or GTX1080Ti... If I need to pay above 500 than I want premium GPU.
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#21
GC_PaNzerFIN
EVGA makes cards what have so high temps on VRM they burn.
->
EVGA PR innovates that everybody needs to monitor everything, without fixing the actual problem.

Classic example of how corporate monkeys twist bad to good without actually solving the problem.
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#22
Vlada011
Someone to force me now to decide about GPU I would bought Founders Edition and Hybrid cooler.
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#23
LFaWolf
RejZoR said:
I often call things "unnecessarily over-engineered". And half of these are exactly that. Async fan control and "new more efficient way to cool" is totally stupid. If cooler is designed efficiently, fans running synchronously not only costs less because it runs at same speed, but also cool more efficiently because the faster fan is not interfering with the flow of the slower spinning one. I mean, my current ASUS Strix 980 runs fans in sync and it's so stupendously quiet it doesn't even matter. Even when I push it hard in overclocked state. Adding extra sensors and separate fan control logic is not only stupid and costs more, it also adds extra layer that can fail and get broken. 15 sensors will also only be useful to really hardcore overclockers who do LN2 or DICE and totally pointless for casual overclockers. For that, you only need to know GPU temperature and VRM temperature (which is not even needed if VRM cooling is engineered properly). And that's it.

And reasons why I just don't trust EVGA is all the stupid nonsense they've made like asking consumers to manually add thermal pads (why did I pay 600€ for graphic card, if I have to fix YOUR bad engineering!?). They just give me the sensation of "cheesy" vendor which I wouldn't want to touch. Same logic which I apply to other vendors like Club3D, Zotec, Manli and other (for me) so called "no name" brands. I don't care if they are a sub-brand of some graphics giant, they made stupid crap and I just don't trust them. I've seen my share of above mentioned cards and more have most moronic issues and design flaws so I proactively avoid them. ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, these are the brands I trust and while they had share of stupidities as well, they were never that big. And they seem to engineer coolers properly.
As much as I love EVGA customer service and products, I have to agree with this 100%. Not saying they shouldn't have done this, as progress is good too.
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#24
Legacy-ZA
I hope all cards come with these sensors in the future, I doubt I would trust the build quality otherwise.
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#25
AsRock
TPU addict
I would of liked to see them to fit fans on both sides of the card which helps with cooling greatly, although they would have to be careful due to CPU coolers but still i been doing it for years without a real problem.
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