The EVGA corporation was founded in 1999 by “Keith Rotchford” and “Andrew Han”. Originally EVGA started producing Intel chipset based motherboards and NVIDIA GPU based video cards. Since their founding, EVGA has grown exponentially and continues to deliver some of the world’s most advanced technology available to the public.
In 2010 EVGA began expanding their product line to include, power supplies, gaming mice, computer cases, monitors, and much more consumer electronics.
EVGA has always been based on the philosophy, intelligent innovation, and dedication to performance. Let’s take a look at the EVGA X99 FTW K motherboard with EVGA’s introduction of the first ever quad-channel DDR4 architecture. Such a feat would not be possible without the innovative 4-layer memory T-routing design by EVGA.
Not to mention the EVGA SuperNOVA power supplies. Witch has won over 70 awards over the past 3 years due to its extreme efficiency, reliability, and performance.
So EVGA has produced some really high-end equipment over the years and not just in the video card market. From power supplies to monitors EVGA does it all, and they do it with a dedication to performance and intelligent innovation in mind.
The EVGA corporation is one of the top leading NVIDIA distributors in north America and for good reason. Some of the best NVIDIA GPU based video cards are produced by EVGA. They understand the market need and never fail to meet it.
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW ACX 3.0 GAMING
With all this great technology EVGA has released they’re sure to have done something extra special for NVIDIA’s new flagship GPU the GTX 1080, and that they have. EVGA has brought a whole bunch of fancy new technology to table for their Geforce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 including.
Gaming perfection with EVGA PrecisionXOC “Overclocking software designed for NVIDIA’s PASCAL Architecture”.
- EVGA’s ACX3.0 Cooling technology “Advanced cooling technology designed for lower power consumption.
EVGA Double BIOS “a secondary BIOS allows for easy worry free flashing and recovery with the flip of a switch”
Adjustable RGB LED “customizable RGB LED that can be controlled using PrecisionXOC”
- 10 Phase Power Design “a robust power consumption design to maximize overclocking efficiency”
As stated earlier FTW means “For The Win” and all EVGA FTW models are designed to push the limits of overclocking for maximum performance. That means they have to use lower power consumption than standard reference cards, and much more efficient cooling.
EVGA PrecisionXOC is another major component that makes the FTW models really shine allowing for maximum overclocking efficiency and simplicity. So for all you overclocking junkies out there this baby is definitely something to consider. The EVGA GTX 1080 FTW ACX 3.0 is an overclockers dream card.
EVGA has effectively simplified the overclocking process using PrecisionXOC. Which is the latest version of EVGA PrecisionX designed for pascal architecture, combining the best of EVGA Precision and EVGA OC scanner to give you the best possible overclocking features with built-in automatic overclock tuning. Here are Some key features For EVGA PrecisionXOC.
EVGA PrecisionXOC Features
- Full support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics cards
- Dynamically set independent voltage/frequency points for ultimate control
- Linear mode gives you one click overclocking
- Use the Scan mode to find the optimal voltage/frequency curve for your card
- Full support for Microsoft DirectX 12 (EVGA card required)
- OSD interface with RGB color support
- GPU, Memory, and Voltage Control
- Custom Fan Control/Fan Curve
- Profiling system allowing up to 10 profiles with hotkey
- In game screenshot hotkey supports BMP and JPG
- Much more
One of the biggest concerns with overclocking is, of course, heat. with all that extra juice going to your card for max efficiency, it’s bound to get really hot. That is why EVGA has implemented a 10 phase power design, and their ACX 3.0 cooling system. Which is one of the best cooling designs I’ve seen on a video card, and you won’t find it on any reference card.
The ACX 3.0 Cooler is designed for the lowest possible power consumption “helping overclock even further” and whisper quite performance, and man does it deliver. I’ll go into more detail on ACX 3.0 Cooling system later on, but for now, we’ve got some more EVGA specific Features to talk about.
Now let’s consider EVGA’s double BIOS setup on the GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 model. Anyone who has ever tampered with overclocking has surely flashed a BIOS, and if you’ve flashed a BIOS then you know the pain of having to replace your card due to an improper BIOS flash or corrupt firmware.
Well not anymore with EVGA’s double BIOS you have a secondary BIOS to restore from in case your primary BIOS gets wrecked. EVGA has even simplified the BIOS recovery process for all us lazy folk. In the event, your BIOS gets corrupted all you have to do is flip a switch and presto! your card is as good as new.
So we’ve covered a lot so far on the many technologies that collate the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080. Now it’s time for tech specs. on the following page, I have listed the tech specs for EVGA GTX 1080 FTW. Also listed is the NVIDIA GTX 1080 founders edition for comparison.