EVGA Adds Water Cooled GTX 1070 FTW Hybrid To Lineup

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 27, 2016 - 10:04 PM |
Tagged: water cooling, pascal, hybrid cooler, gtx 1070, GP104, evga

EVGA is preparing to launch the GTX 1070 FTW Hybrid which is a water cooled card that pairs NVIDIA's GTX 1070 GPU with EVGA's Hybrid cooler and custom FTW PCB. The factory overclocked graphics card is currently up for pre-order for $500 on EVGA's website.

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The GTX 1070 FTW Hybrid uses EVGA's custom PCB that features two 8-pin power connectors that drive a 10+2 power phase and dual BIOS chips. The Hybrid cooler includes a shrouded 100mm axial fan and a water block that directly touches both the GPU and the memory chips. The water block connects to an external 120mm radiator and a single fan that can be swapped out and/or powered by a motherboard using a standard four pin connector. Additionally, the cooler has a metal back plate and RGB LED back-lit EVGA logos on the side and windows on the front. Display outputs include one DVI, one HDMI, and three DisplayPort connectors.

As far as specification go, EVGA did not get too crazy with the factory overclock, but users should be able to push it quite far on their own assuming they get a decent chip from the silicon lottery. The GP104 GPU has 1920 CUDA cores clocked at 1607 MHz base and 1797 MHz boost. However, the 8 GB of memory is clocked at the stock 8,000 MHz. For comparison, reference clock speeds are 1506 MHz base and 1683 MHz boost.

Interestingly, EVGA rates the GTX 1070 FTW Hybrid at 215 watts versus the reference card's 150 watts. It is also the same TDP rating as the GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid card.

The table below outlines the specifications of EVGA's water cooled card compared to the GTX 1070 reference GPU and the GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid.

  GTX 1070 GTX 1070 FTW Hybrid GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid
GPU GP104 GP104 GP104
GPU Cores 1920 1920 2560
Rated Clock 1506 MHz 1607 MHz 1721 MHz
Boost Clock 1683 MHz 1797 MHz 1860 MHz
Memory 8GB 8GB 8GB
Memory Clock 8000 MHz 8000 MHz 10000 MHz
TDP 150 watts 215 watts 215 watts
Max Temperature 80°C 45°C 42°C
MSRP (current) $379 ($449 FE) $500 $730

According to EVGA, the Hybrid cooler offers up GPU and memory temperatures to 45°C and 57°C respectively compared to reference temperatures of 80°C and 85°C. Keeping in mind that these are EVGA's own numbers (you can see our Founder's Edition temperature results here), the Hybrid cooler seems to be well suited for keeping Pascal GPUs in check even when overclocked. In reviews of the GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid, reviewers found that the Hybrid cooler allowed stable 2GHz+ GPU clock speeds that let the card hit their maximum boost clocks and stay there under load. Hopefully the GTX 1070 version will have similar results. I am interested to see whether the memory chips they are using will be capable of hitting at least the 10 GHz of the 1080 cards if not more since they are being cooled by the water loop.

You can find more information on the factory overclocked water cooled graphics card on EVGA's website. The card is available for pre-order at $500 with a 3 year warranty.

Pricing does seem a bit high at first glance, but looking around at other custom GTX 1070 cards, it is only at about a $50 premium which is not too bad in my opinion. I will wait to see actual reviews before I believe it, but if I had to guess the upcoming card should have a lot of headroom for overclocking and I'm interested to see how far people are able to push it!

Source: EVGA

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September 28, 2016 | 12:35 AM - Posted by Godrilla (not verified)

Gtx 1070 amp extreme $465 No effort 2ghz/9ghz @ 50% fan = 40*c @ gameplay very cool and quiet air non custom card.

September 28, 2016 | 12:36 AM - Posted by Godrilla (not verified)

Non reference *

September 28, 2016 | 11:20 AM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

I've got the 980ti hybrid version of this card, it's rated for 250 watts, yet only has an 8 pin connector and a 6 pin connector.

So why does the 1070 hybrid rated at 215 watts require 2 of the 8 pin connectors?

September 28, 2016 | 08:58 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

It probably doesn't /require/ two 9 pins but better to be safe than sorry and it appears they at least mostly re-used the PCB and design from the 1080 version. IIRC 8-pin connectors are officially rated at 150W so even if the card is 215W out of the box they have plenty of headroom!

September 29, 2016 | 11:43 AM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

better to be safe than sorry? that is fair I guess, but then why wouldn't they have done that for the 980ti and the titan x(OG)?

September 28, 2016 | 12:57 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

WTF?! Hybrid coolers are like the worst parts of air & closed loop water coolers cause you end up with both. More potential problems.

September 28, 2016 | 04:23 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

that's the smartest thing i ever heard anyone ever say about anything

September 28, 2016 | 07:15 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

My EVGA 1070 Hybrid arrived yesterday. 2200 core out of box. Scores VERY close to my stock nVidia 1080 Founders Edition for $200 less. 5100 Firestrike Ultra and 6800 Timespy graphics scores. Runs around 37c while benchmarking and 44c after hours of gameplay. It's currently residing in a Fractal Define S.

September 28, 2016 | 09:00 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Nice, thanks for sharing!

October 1, 2016 | 05:55 PM - Posted by GamerSX (not verified)

Curious do you have Samsung or Micron memory on that card and what is your memory OC?

You can find out what memory type you have by using GPU-Z and checking the memory type field

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