EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW Ultra Silent Review

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You would imagine from the packaging that you're getting a regular GTX 1070 Ti. Considering this not only is a FTW model, but an Ultra Silent edition of the aforementioned, we're surprised EVGA haven't made more of an effort to distinguish it from its competition.

EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW Ultra Silent Review  
EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW Ultra Silent Review  

That "is this really a special card?" evaporates the moment you free it from its packaging. With a two and a half size slot cooler, a very cool backplate design and EVGAs lighting on board, the Ultra Silent oozes quality. The design might split opinion with its industrial aesthetic that goes heavy on the rivets, but we think it looks the business.


EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW Ultra Silent Review  
EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW Ultra Silent Review  

You can really get a sense of the seriousness of the cooler in this short, and the following ones. Plenty of beefy heatpipes, high fin density for maximum surface area, and lots of ventilation holes to stop the hot air getting stuck in pockets.


EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW Ultra Silent Review  

From side on it's a little bit of an odd view as the 2 1/2 slot sized cooler doesn't quite fit up to the triple slot bracket that holds it in place. Obviously we'd prefer three slot bracket holding 2 1/2 slot coolers to a 2 slot bracket with bits of card dangling unsupported. Plus once it's in your case you'll never notice. It just makes the bottom photograph look strange. There is a big and clear branding panel on the leading edge. Certainly with this in your system nobody will be in any doubt as to what you own.


EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW Ultra Silent Review  
EVGA GTX 1070 Ti FTW Ultra Silent Review  

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Most Recent Comments

28-03-2018, 16:57:35

ByteMyAscii
What is most valuable is that this card runs as quiet as anything we've ever tested this side of a passive card.

Then it isn't silent.
Difficult to discern it might be, but I do want an end to this stupid description of something as silent when it is actually not.
There is no ultra silent or any other form of silence other than actual silence,
And this is not.

Difficult or impossible to distinguish is impressive though.Quote

28-03-2018, 17:09:59

Blane267
even after all that Nvidia GPP stuff nice to see oc3d still giving them exposure.Quote

28-03-2018, 17:46:10

Devinedragoon
I love evga's cards always look so slick and customer service from what i hear is amazingQuote

29-03-2018, 04:19:53

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by ByteMyAscii View Post
What is most valuable is that this card runs as quiet as anything we've ever tested this side of a passive card.

Then it isn't silent.
Difficult to discern it might be, but I do want an end to this stupid description of something as silent when it is actually not.
There is no ultra silent or any other form of silence other than actual silence,
And this is not.

Difficult or impossible to distinguish is impressive though.
The silent part is when the fans are not spinning. At least that's how I understand it any way.Quote

01-04-2018, 13:39:58

ByteMyAscii
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
The silent part is when the fans are not spinning. At least that's how I understand it any way.
Which isn't going to be during any demanding gaming, which is the point of the product.
And then it isn't "ultra silent" or any other fancy sort of silence when using only a fraction of what it is capable of.Quote
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