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Our full line of graphics cards offer unmatched performance, features, and cooling
The EVGA GeForce RTX 20-Series Graphics Cards are powered by the all-new NVIDIA Turing architecture to give you incredible new levels of gaming realism, speed, power efficiency, and immersion. With the EVGA GeForce RTX 20-Series Graphics Cards you get the best gaming experience with next generation graphics performance, ice cold cooling with EVGA iCX2, and advanced overclocking features with the all new EVGA Precision X1 software.
EVGA's patented iCX revolutionized graphics card cooling from the inside out. iCX was designed to detect everything to cool "hot spots" and utilized interactive cooling to ensure "Peace of Mind Gaming". With 11 patents granted and pending. iCX granted users control over the functionality and information related to iCX graphics cards via EVGA's Precision XOC software.
At the heart of iCX2 is iCX Cooling, which refers to the baseplate, heatpipes, VRM and memory cooling, thermal pads, and fan design. The brain of iCX2, iCX Technology, detects temperatures at various points on the graphics card and adjusts asynchronous fans to provide the correct airflow for each area of the card.
EVGA iCX2 continues the evolution of iCX Cooling by providing improved thermal performance and significantly lower acoustic noise.
iCX Cooling set the standard
for a smarter approach to graphics card cooling and
engineering to maximize cooling performance on the graphics card.
Goals of iCX2
Improve thermal conductivity by using a new baseplate design
A new plate-punched design improves the iCX2 baseplate's contact with all components and the heatsink. The material itself improves thermal conductivity by over 150%, compared to the original iCX baseplate.
A heatpipe is employed directly on the VRM area to quickly remove heat from the hottest area of the graphics card. iCX2 also features thermal pads over 165% more thermally-conductive, compared to the original iCX baseplate.
Maximize the thermal contact surface area on graphics card components
Airflow pockets allow air to move more freely through the heatsink to remove more heat.
The heatspreader improves contact with the GPU to transfer more heat away from the GPU and the baseplate. A larger and more efficient heatpipe layout transfers more heat directly to the cooling fans.
The iCX2 heatsink uses L-shaped fins to direct airflow around the card to the places that need cooling the most.
iCX2 heatsinks feature up to 58% more fin area on select models*, which allows for better heat dissipation and increases the effectiveness of the new iCX2 fans.
* On EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 FTW3 and 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra models.
Add the first-ever HDB fan on an NVIDIA graphics card
to optimize airflow, increase cooling performance, and reduce fan noise
The upraised "E" on each fan creates a smoother slipstream for each fan.
iCX2 fans literally go in a different direction. Forward-swept blades and a clockwise rotation helps propel these fans to better cooling compared to the original iCX fans.
iCX2 includes the first Hydraulic Dynamic Bearing fan on an NVIDIA graphics card. Made with high-precision machining technology, HDB fans offer increased performance with a fraction of the noise compared to iCX fans.
iCX vs iCX2
iCX2 Technology combines sensors and micro control processors with improved iCX Cooling performance to make EVGA iCX2 the smartest and most-efficient cooling package available today.
EVGA iCX2 Technology leverages patented sensors and micro control processors with asynchronous fans to interactively-cool your graphics card. With at least 9 additional thermal sensors on the graphics card, EVGA iCX2 Technology can track emerging hotspots and direct iCX2 Cooling to beat the heat. Asynchronous fans cool only the areas that need cooling, which keeps your card quieter at all times. Through EVGA Precision X1, you can also monitor every iCX2 sensor and control each fan. With EVGA iCX2 Technology, you can let your graphics card worry about its own temperatures for a change and truly enjoy Peace of Mind Gaming.
EVGA iCX2 uses a patented 9 sensor design controlled by micro control processors to determine fan speed for the GPU and VRAM/PWM areas.
EVGA 20-Series iCX2 graphics cards have 9 additional thermal sensors and multiple MCUs. All sensors can be displayed in EVGA Precision X1 and OSD.
iCX2 Technology uses asynchronous fans to cool graphics card components only as needed. These fans spin at different rates, ensuring that the correct areas of the card are cooled and reducing noise in the process.
Full Control with EVGA Precision X1
EVGA Precision X1 utilizes the new tools afforded by iCX2 Technology to monitor every sensor on the graphics card, asynchronously control the cooling fans, adjust the OSD to show all temperature sensors, and overclock your card for gaming dominance.
EVGA iCX2 Technology graphics cards feature an industry-first safety fuse to help protect your system from damage in the event of a power surge or catastrophic failure.
Real-Time Wattage Monitoring
- Real-time monitoring through the power connector and PCIe bus
- Better evaluation to determine power consumption while gaming or overclocking
- Monitoring available in the all-new EVGA Precision X1!