This week, EVGA launched another model for their GeForce GTX 1070 Ti family: the FTW Ultra Silent, featuring the ACX 3.0 cooling system. Starting from its triple slot wide PCIe bracket, the card has basically more of everything from the lower-end SC Black Edition: another 8 pin PCIe connector, 10+2 power phases, and 235W power draw. As a mix between the ACX 3.0 equipped SC Black Edition and iCX FTW2, the FTW Ultra Silent is a little over 17mm thicker than the SC Black Edition due to a heftier heatsink. In turn, that excess cooling capability permits the FTW Ultra Silent a shot at living up to its name, while also allowing for overclocking headroom.
Advertised at 1607+/1683+ MHz clockspeeds, EVGA is referring to their Precision XOC overclocking utility, as well as the Precision XOC ‘OC Scanner X’ feature, in light of the GTX 1070 Ti’s requirement to ship at reference clocks. The OC Scanner X functionality detects artifacting and tests the card for what it believes to be the “optimal” overclock, and then applies it; for gamers who are not comfortable with overclocking, automatic overclocking brings GTX 1070 Ti’s a step closer to actual factory overclocks. Though like with all automatic overclock features, manual tweaking is likely more precise and tuned for a given end-user.
Meanwhile, the FTW Ultra Silent picks up a couple more high-end board features with 2 BIOS chip and a backplate, though it misses out on the king of all premium graphics card attributes – RGB LEDs. The FTW Ultra Silent comes with a white LED logo like the rest of the EVGA GTX 1070 Ti family, while the FTW2 remains the only one with RGB LED capability.
|Selected EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Models|
|EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW Ultra Silent||EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW2||EVGA GTX 1070 Ti SC Black Edition|
|Boost Clock||1607+ MHz|
|Base Clock||1683+ MHz|
|VRAM||Clock / Type||8Gbps GDDR5|
|Outputs||3x DP1.4, 1x HDMI2.0, 1x DVI-D|
|Power Connectors||2 x 8pin||2 x 8pin||1 x 8pin|
|Bracket Width||3 Slot||2 Slot||2 Slot|
|Cooler Type||Open Air (ACX 3.0)||Open Air (iCX)||Open Air (ACX 3.0)|
The FTW Ultra Silent does share the $500 price with the FTW2, essentially at the price ceiling for GTX 1070 Ti, but trades off the FTW2 and iCX extras for a larger heatsink. And despite the wider three slot PCIe bracket in supporting that heatsink, the FTW Ultra Silent has the same display output configuration as the FTW2: 1 x DVI-D, 3x DisplayPort, & 1x HDMI (maximum 4 monitors supported). The FTW Ultra Silent also comes with the eponymous Ultra Silent fan profile, but details thereof were not specified.
At this time, the GTX 1070 Ti FTW Ultra Silent is only available at the EVGA store for $499.99, and appears to be in stock.