We didn’t review the EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 when it came out in early 2017, but we did test the original EVGA GTX 1080 FTW prior to that. The original FTW’s clock was a little bit faster than this FTW2. The original FTW had a boost of 1,860MHz, while the FTW2 version on sale today sticks to the GTX 1080’s reference speeds. It should still deliver super 1440p or 1080p gaming performance, and even 4K resolutions are in reach if you dial some graphics settings back.
The big plus, however, is that the FTW2 comes with EVGA’s iCX cooler—a stellar upgrade. EVGA’s sensor-laden iCX cooling technology is the most impressive cooling solution we’ve seen, and the depth of information and control it offers will keep the graphics card running cool even if you decide to overclock the FTW2 for more performance. Even the memory modules and power controllers are monitored on this beast!
Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn't like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he's not covering the news he's working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.