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EK Releasing Vector RTX 2000 Series Water Blocks for NVIDIA GeForce RTX Cards

Category: Cooling
Posted: 02:05PM

For those of you who enjoy custom water cooling setups and intend to get a GeForce RTX card at some point, EK Water Blocks has introduced its new blocks for these graphics cards. The EK-Vector RTX are designed to offer full coverage to directly cool the GPU, VRAM, and VRM. There are eight versions of the blocks in total, with four designed for the RTX 2080 and four for the RTX 2080 Ti. The only difference between the versions is aesthetics though as all will offer the same performance. The different materials used are bare electrolytic copper, nickel plated copper, black POM Acetal, and Acrlyics, and some also have 12 V LED strips inside.

The cooling engine within the water blocks has been redesigned to offer a larger footprint compared to previous blocks, and this larger surface area should improve their performance. It has been designed with low hydraulic flow restrictions, which means weaker water pumps, or powerful pumps running at lower speeds will still offer good performance.

The Vector RTX 2080 and Vector RTX 2080 Ti are compatible with the respective reference PCB designs, so any vendors using that design under their own coolers will work with these. Only the Vector blackplates are supported though, which are made of aluminum to passively cool the components, and are either nickeled or blacked, depending on the aesthetic of the variant.

All pre-orders will start shipping on September 20, though the nickeled backplates should start shipping on October 5. The pricing for the water blocks goes from $139.99 to $159.99 while the backplates are $39.99 for the black and $49.99 for the nickel.

Source: EK Water Blocks

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Guest_Jim_* on September 05, 2018 22:20

For anyone interested, I asked and EK confirmed we will see MLC Phoenix modules of these blocks. The MLC Phoenix is EK's semi-modular AIO coolers that use quick disconnects so you can add and swap out parts to it.

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