EVGA to Launch New Line of 1000-Series GPUs
You may remember EVGA as the manufacturer of GPUs that catch fire, but in the intervening few months the American company has been working hard on not only salvaging its reputation but also building improvements to their line of graphical processors to ensure they won’t burst into flame anymore. On one hand, EVGA has brought out new cooling units, on the other they have brought out a new line of 10-series GPUs based with an entirely new design.
Currently, EVGA has only announced a line of GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 cards, but more in the 1000s are supposed to follow. As one would expect from a company with the history EVGA has, special attention has been paid to ensuring that the card stays as cool as possible. The manufacturer has optimized the new graphics cards’ design, called ICX, to make full use of the dual fans, as well as building in heatsinks making full use of the die-cast metal frame.
ICX features nine different heat sensors that should help regulate temperature and are linked to thermal display that will give gamers the option to check whether their GPU is about to catch fire. There are also several enhancements to the airflow and other cooling features, while keeping performance at the same high as earlier cards. Despite these improvements, the cards should be fairly affordable at around $450 for a top-line 1070 and $680 for a similar EVGA 1080.
Whether all these improvements will be enough to restore consumers’ faith in the company is something we’ll see in the coming months. It is likely that initial sales figures may be a little disappointing, despite the reasonable price tags, as many buyers will see whether there are any more spontaneous GPU combustions before committing to a purchase. As these cards will fit very well into an expensive market, lets hope the fixes stick.
Fergus has been tinkering with computers since he was a kid and likes to put a stop to parties by listing the specs of all the digital devices in the room. It's best not to let him near your computer since he'll take it apart and may not put it back together again before he leaves.