Packaging & Accessories: 8 out of 10
The shipping container and accessories are classic EVGA FTW. That is to say good with no real reason to complain.
Functionality & Aesthetics: 18 out of 20
There is no denying that the ACX design is not efficient as the ICX. That is not the same as saying it is ineffective. It is. Especially when dealing with 180TDP video cards! In fact, it and the underlying power delivery system is so incredibly over-built it brings new meaning to the term ‘over-kill’. The only minor point is the DT variants are not as capable of performance feats as the typical FTW brethren. They are still good, but not ‘FTW’ good. Take this into account before buying a DT over a FTW – but if it is down to a FTW DT or a similarly price SC… the DT is the card most will want.
Build Quality & Warranty: 18 out of 20
Once again this card is a beast. It may only be a dual fan design but for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 series cards it is above and beyond what anyone could conceivably need, want, or desire. Mix in EVGA’s legendary warranty and we doubt many will complain.
Performance: 27 out of 30
As shown throughout this review the DT variant of the FTW series may not be quite up the standards of the For The Win series… but it is no slouch either. Mix in good overclocking potential and the performance is everything you could ask for from a dual fan based video card.
Value : 18 out of 20
While we would be hard pressed to justify the minor savings over a ‘true’ For The Win GTX 1070… at typical resale prices the value of this card skyrockets. So much so we strongly recommend keeping on the lookout for one if you are looking for a 1070 class card to add to your collection.
Final Score: 89 out of 100
The EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW DT is one of those cards that never got the rep they deserved. Some of this is EVGA’s fault… but mainly it is just one of those quirky cards that pop up every now and then when companies are willing to take a risk on something different. Regardless of the ‘why’ the fact remains the DT series are a hidden gem that many overlook. Don’t be one of them. If you find one at a killer price have no fear of it underperforming. Just be ready to do a little bit of ‘manual’ overclocking to get the most from your new acquisition.