Modern processors such as those found in videocards all have built in throttling to ensure that it's temperatures stays within a workable range. If your card has throttling disabled, then you should most definitely enable it. It will reduce the frequency when the load is lower and raise it when needed unless the temperature is already above a certain threshold.
My 1060 reaches about 72 degrees when pushed to 100% and stays there. It is a safe operating temperature. In practice, anything under 85 is fine. Anything above 100 is encroaching on dangerous territory.
To be had, I had 2 EVGA cards a few years back, and both died within about a year and a half. My guess is that they "cooked themselves". I've stayed away from EVGA since then.
The culprit is not necessarily your videocard. You might want to look at your computer case and make sure that it's properly ventilated. Many modern computer cases have a solid front panel. The end result is that the hot air gets trapped in the computer. Not enough fans could also be your problem. Most cases don't come with enough fans. You should have at least 2 in front, and 1 in the back, and that's a bare minimum.