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EK Vector RTX 2080 Ti – Copper + Plexi GPU Water Block
EK Vector RTX 2080 Ti – Copper + Plexi GPU Water Block
Unboxing, and Overview Video Review
The EK Vector high-performance water block is specially designed for multiple NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX Turing based graphics cards. The water block itself uses the signature EK® single slot slim look, and it covers the entire PCB length. This sophisticated cooling solution will transform your beefy graphics card into a minimalistic, elegant piece of hardware. The block also features a unique aesthetic cover over the block Terminal which is designed to reveal the graphics card model, visible from the side.
This water block is compatible with all reference design GeForce RTX 20×0 based graphics cards, but as always, we recommend that you refer to the EK® Cooling Configurator for a precise compatibility match.
The water block directly cools the GPU, VRAM and the VRM (voltage regulation module) as cooling liquid is channeled directly over these critical areas. These newly developed water blocks feature a redesigned cooling engine that has a larger footprint compared to the previous generation of EK® Full Cover water blocks. This results in a larger surface area for heat transfer which increases the thermal performance of these water blocks.
The EK Vector Series water blocks use an Open Split-Flow cooling engine design which proved to be a superior solution for GPU water blocks. It is characterized by low hydraulic flow restriction, which means that it can be used with weaker water pumps, or pumps running on low-speed settings and still achieve top performance. The jet plate and fin structure geometry have been optimized to provide even flow distribution with minimal losses and optimal performances even when used in reversed water flow scenarios.
The base of the block is CNC machined out of electrolytic copper while the top is CNC machined out of high-quality acrylic material. Sealing is ensured by high-quality EPDM O-Rings. The brass standoffs are already pre-installed and allow for a safe and easy installation procedure.
EK® recommends the purchase of a retention backplate which improves the aesthetics of your graphics cards, but also provides additional passive cooling to the GPU core and circuit board VRM section.
G1/4″ threaded fittings can be used on both sides of the terminal and for multiple GPU connectivity, please refer to our offer of GPU Terminals. The EK-Vector GPU water block terminal cover is not compatible with FC Terminal X and FC Terminal (Legacy) multi GPU connectivity bridges.
The NVIDIA® NVLink is compatible with this water block.
– EK Vector series high-performance water block
– Mounting mechanism with screw-in brass standoffs
– Necessary mounting screws, nuts, and washers
– 2x Nickel plated brass plug G1/4”
– 6mm Allen key
– Thermal pads
– Thermal grease EK-TIM Ectotherm (1g)
Made in Slovenia – Europe!
G.Skill Presents the “OC World Cup 2015”
G.Skill is a company that does not shy away from overclocking, they embrace it! In their continuing support of the overclocking community G.Skill are proud to announce the opening of this year’s OC World Cup 2015 overclocking competition.
Online qualifiers are open to everyone, with the event starting on March 9th and running through until the 13th of April 2015. This year’s competition consists of three benchmarks SuperPI 32M, MaxxMem Read Bandwidth, and 3DMark Fire Strike Physics on specified hardware.
The top 6 overclocking contestants will be eligible to attend the OC World Cup 2015 Live Qualifiers at Computex 2015 in Taipei, where they will compete for an insane grand total of $16,200 USD, and a $10,000 USD cash prize granted to the overall winner.
Sign up information and a full set of rules and prizes can be found on the competition homepage- http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/gskill_ocworldcup_2015_qualifier
The ‘King is Back’ Evga GTX 980 K|NGP|N Edition
Kingpin, also known as K|NGP|N, better known as Vince Lucido, is a name synonymous with extreme overclocking and cooling. Vince started overclocking, about 12 years ago in 2003, as a way to play the latest games on his existing hardware. But as he progressed, gaming soon took a sideline to what was quickly becoming a passion, overclocking. The Detroit local started accumulating a number of overclocking world records across various categories; CPU, GPU and multi GPU categories. Needless to say it wasn’t long before overclocking friendly companies stopped to take notice of Vince’s talents. Evga invited Vince to join their team in Taiwan, and assist the company in producing a line of products that would bear the name that had become synonymous with overclocking, Kingpin, beginning with the GTX 780TI Kingpin Edition.
Respecting the results of the first launched Kingpin edition card, brings us to the launch of Kingpins’ second signature edition GPU from EVGA, the ‘EVGA GeForce GTX 980 K|NGP|N edition. So far, the clock speeds and memory frequencies are yet to be determined, however what we do know is that the card will feature a 14+3 phase power design, powered by 2 – 8pin + 1 – 6 pin pci-e connectors, and will have a digitally controlled VRM which can deliver up to 600A of current!
The card is kept cool by a meaty ACX 2.0 cooling system which is neatly concealed below a metal cooling shroud. EVGA has also fine-tuned the cooling performance, making it possible for the GTX 980 K|NGP|N edition to run purely on passive cooling when below 60 degrees Celsius, allowing for a totally silent experience.
EVGA has also equipped the GTX 980 K|NGP|N edition graphics card with an aesthetically appealing set of memory and mosfets cooling plates (Mmcp+). Not only does the Mmcp+ help to disperse excess heat, but being as its two separate plates, the GPU can be cooled individually (say via a LN2 Pot), while still being able to cool the mosfets.
Another excellent feature of the GTX 980 K|NGP|N edition is the capability to use a single slot PCI-E bracket (Included). This will make single slot watercooling, extremely simple, especially being that the card comes standard with a supportive LED backlit back plate.
Another nice aesthetic touch is that all the LED lights on both the shroud, as well as under the back plate are RGB, allowing the user to change the LED colors to match any system via EVGA’s Precision X software.
No K|NGP|N signature product would be complete without some nice overclocking features. The GTX 980 K|NGP|N edition has on board thermal sensors, for accurate real time temperature monitoring and a triple bios, including both normal and OC modes as well as the ever popular LN2 mode.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 980 K|NGP|N edition has been developed by the best of the best, not only to be a high end gaming card, but also to provide the overclocking enthusiast an edge when it comes to laying down some heavy duty benchmark scores, in a multitude of cooling situations.
EVGA is offering the GeForce GTX 980 K|NGP|N edition exclusively to existing EVGA product owners starting February 1st 2015 at a cost of $749.99.
For more in depth look at the card and Pre-Order registration visit EVGA’s page below –
Thermaltake Pacific Series Water Block
While browsing through social media, we ran across this little gem, which looks to be an upcoming water block for the ASUS Strix GTX 980 from Thermaltake Technology INC. WIth the Launch of the Thermaltake Pacific Series water cooling products, showcased at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, we are pleasantly surprised to see Thermaltake launch into, not just CPU water block market, but also the Graphics card water block market. With what we have seen from Thermaltake in the last few years, we are happy to see the company moving into these avenues.