EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 review and test

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 review and test

EVGA graphics card comes in a colorful package, covered with plastic wrap to preserve the appearance of the boxes from dust and minor abrasions. Unusual for other models of high-gloss finish brings its own flavor.

On the front side are located the manufacturer name, mention of the series SC – SuperClocked, and the amount of video memory (8 GB), as well as support for virtual reality.

On the reverse side in the manner peculiar to us in five different languages supported by the technology and the marked function. Through the transparent window can be considered “bekpleyt” video card with an identification number and model code.

Here is a description of the most EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming and support proprietary utility Precision OC.

Components EVGA products are always pleased users. Here and there in the box you can find a summary and a complete user manual, two labels, CD with drivers, 2h6pin adapter -> 8pin and a badge on the body.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 review and test

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming: Appearance and size

Design models EVGA seventh and ninth series GeForce practically did not change and was based on a similar principle. Blackened cooling system cover and two large fans. It is the latest and most engineers experimented by modifying the shape of the impeller. In the tenth line of apparent changes.

Now the appearance of graphics solutions EVGA redesigned so that GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming is made in the new style. The plastic housing became lighter and got four illumination zones (mesh grille in the central part). A multiple elements and screws around the perimeter of a hex key highlight the selected style.

For active cooling fan odinnadtsatilopastnyh meet two 90 mm diameter. Through them seen massive heatsink with a cross arrangement of plates.

The reverse side of the video card is protected by a metal “bekpleytom”, which is equipped with a plurality of through holes for the exit of hot air. It also posted a sticker with the serial number and model code.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 review and test

The rear panel is exactly the same version of Nvidia’s reference, and here we can mention five video outputs:

  • One DVI-D;
  • One HDMI 2.0b;
  • Three DisplayPort 1.4.

It supports the following resolutions:

  • Digital – to 7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz.

Extra power is implemented by means of one Eight-connector on the edge of the printed circuit board to which the supplied adapter provided. He was not deployed latch for easy and overlaps the housing of the cooler, however, is easily detached.

A huge side insert with «EVGA GeForce GTX 1070″ inscription is another highlight area.

Dimensions new items are comparable with the reference version. Its length – 267 mm, width – 111 mm, it takes up two expansion slots. Developers have prepared and the Black Edition version, which differs in black jacket and RGB backlighting.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming: Cooling system

Cooling System EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming is attached by four spring-loaded screws. Difficulties arise when removing the cooler because of two very short wires coming from the fans and lighting areas.

As the thermal paste used gray. Although the dried state when it is replaced by Gelid GC-Extreme GPU temperature did not change.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 review and test

Under the hood is clearly becoming visible elements of lighting and cable management. Separate board governs each specific zone.

Radiator is a two-piece heat spreader, recruited from a variety of nickel-plated aluminum plates of complex shape.

Ribs permeate five heat pipes with a diameter of 6 mm each. They are made in interesting configuration: two – U-shaped, three – I-shaped. At the base of soldered aluminum insert.

Fans with an interesting form of blades are represented by Power Logic, PLA09215B12H model. Features: 12 V, current consumption – 0.55 A.

These versions operate in the range of 0-3000 / min, while remaining silent to 900 rev / min and quiet to 1500 rev / min. On behalf of the rotor adorns the first letter of the manufacturer.

For heat removal from memory microcircuits and power transistors responds single metal plate serving as a flat radiator. Lack finning affects the efficiency of such a solution solves the problem of large dissipation area.

As the thermal use black pads. Characteristic features: the lack of fingerprints and corrosion labels on chips VMemory. Clamp tight.

The support plate protects the PCB from bending and foreign elements in the operation. It is not in contact with the VRM area, and only a portion of the graphics processor, and during hot working remains.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 review and test

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming: Printed circuit board

Graphics card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming is based on the original circuit board in black. Developers using the reference PCB, recommended by Nvidia. Length is 267 mm, width – 111 mm.

On the opposite side of the printed circuit board is a sticker with the BIOS.

The power system is made according to the formula “4 + 1”, where four phases assigned to the graphics processor, and one – on the video memory.

As the PWM controller chip used uP9511P production uPI Semiconductor.

At the heart of the review of the hero became a GPU GP104-200-A1, produced on 16 nm process technology on 21-th week of 2016. It includes 1920 shaders, 64 rasterization unit and 120 texture units.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 review and test

The card is equipped with eight gigabytes of graphics memory, which scored eight chips made by Samsung with K4G80325FB marking.

The clock speed of memory chips is 2002 MHz (effective frequency – 8008 MHz).

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming: Standard frequency and overclocking

As befits a model of SuperClocked series, EVGA graphics card boasts a good factory overclocked graphics core. Its frequency is raised from 1,506 MHz to 1,595 MHz, in the Boost mode increases from 1683 MHz to 1785 MHz, and in games reaches 1974 MHz. video memory frequency is not touched, it operates at 2002 MHz.

In simple cooling fans stop, the GPU temperature is kept at around 37 ° C.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 review and test

As a load test performed by one run Benchmark Heaven Benchmark 4.0 with maximum graphics settings. Initially, the core frequency of 1974 MHz at a voltage of 1.05 V, but after a few minutes goes down to 1848 MHz with 0.975 V.

GPU temperature is kept on the bar 72 ° C, power supply subsystem area – 95 ° C. CO impellers work very quietly at 880 rev / min, which is 29% of the maximum. The limitation for the graphics core frequency of acts laid TDP.

The efficiency of the cooling system is demonstrated perfectly in MSI Kombustor stress test. After three minutes the temperature stabilized at 72 ° C at 850 rev / min, and core temperature VRM zone amount to 72 ° C and 104 ° C. The frequency is lowered to 1670 MHz at a voltage of 0.862 V. Not the best results in quiet operation cooler.

Setting PowerLimit parameter to the maximum position and the fan speed is 100% possible to overclock the video card, increasing the core clock and memory respectively at 135 MHz and 325 MHz.

The percentage of acceleration was 8% and 16% relative to the nominal frequency model EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming. In the test, the core frequency is held at 2012-2076 MHz.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 review and test

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming: Cooling capacity

The following is a graph of the temperature of the GPU / system power and noise of the cooling fans. This card is devoid of sensors in the supply voltage, so the results were part of the power obtained by the pyrometer.

The main advantage of the cooler ACX 3.0 – silence and efficiency, the benefit of developers bowed balance the scales in favor of the left-hand cup. No harm to the acoustic comfort can be increased impeller rotation speed up to 1300 rev / min and enjoy the low temperatures.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming: level of electricity consumption

Schedule of all electricity consumed in the stand depending on the video card GPU working frequency and voltage.

Power consumption in 2D was measured at idle system (on the desktop). Testing in Heaven BenchMark 4.0 was carried out at the following settings – quality: ultra, tessellation: extreme, AA8x, 1920 x 1080; MSI Kombustor – 2xMSAA, 1920 x 1080 resolution.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 review and test

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming: Conclusion

Like its predecessor, the model EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming is one of a class of balanced decisions based on the base GPU GP104.

And this is true – EVGA graphics card is optimally configured in many ways, and not only provides good performance, but also efficient and quiet operation. As for overclocking, it provided an opportunity, albeit within certain limits: followed by heating VRM zone and decrease the frequency.

As a consequence of the review EVGA GeForce GTX SC Gaming 1070 can be called the golden mean for gamers that is worth to recommend for purchase. Slopes choice in its favor are the rich delivery and warranty of three years.

Source: evga

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 review and test was last modified: October 11th, 2016 by Tomas Shellby