With the GeForce 1070 SuperClocked edition, EVGA has proven that it is able to create one of the best looking cards on the market, by incorporating the efficient and quiet ACX 3.0 cooling system which also stands out thanks to the LED lighting system. Until the card is reaching about 53 degrees Celsius, the fans will stay completely off in order to provide absolute silence while working in a 2D environment; also, being a SuperClocked variant means that the card has been tweaked from the factory with higher clocks than stock Nvidia cards and also features quite a big overclocking headroom as we have seen from our tests.
Speaking about overclocking, we have been able to raise from the default GPU clock of 1595MHz to 1755MHz, along with the RAM from 2002MHz up to 2340MHz and the result could be clearly seen from a re-run of the Fire Strike benchmark of the 3DMark suite. The Boost clock had spikes at around 2115MHz, which is quite fine in our book considering the low noise this card produces even in full load:
Since EVGA is advertising on the box that this card is VR ready, we went ahead and fired up the SteamVR Performance test and got quite impressed! As reference, we did bench our HIS R9 390X and only got 7.3 points.
As you could see from the testing phase, we have first ran all benchmarks without any tool installed to regulate the fan speeds (so the BIOS curve was used by default); we have then set the default Custom fan curve from EVGA Precision X OC and done all tests again. We could observe that the Custom fan curve results have been improved in some games because at full load the temperature was lower and the Boost clock was permitted to remain at higher values. One other benefit of using a Custom fan curve is that the 2D GPU temperatures are dropping quite a bit in the 30-34 degrees range, while with the default BIOS curve they would stay between 49 and 51 degrees.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC can be purchased online for about 499 Euros.
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SuperClocked Video Card is Recommended For:
We would like to thank again to EVGA for making this review possible!