Wednesday, May 8th 2013

Liquid-Cooled Colorful GeForce GTX TITAN iGame Unveiled

Colorful was the first graphics card maker to announce a factory-overclocked GeForce GTX TITAN, only it held back with adding its own customization because manufacturers are not permitted to modify reference-design GTX TITAN, with the exception of pre-installing full-coverage water-blocks, such as in the case of EVGA GTX TITAN HydroCopper. Colorful followed this path, by innovating a full-coverage block of its own.

Pictured below are two iterations of Colorful's card, one with a see-through acrylic top, and another with a classy POM-acetal top. The underlying block appears to use nickel-plated copper, and features a dense micro-channel stack over the GPU area, where the highest heat is generated and needs to be dissipated. The coolant channel appears to flow through the entire VRM area; the block actively cools all memory chips on the obverse side of the PCB. Colorful is running opinion polls on Chinese social-media on which block better suits the PCB, which ultimately is an NVIDIA-reference design one. Colorful plans to deploy factory-overclocked speeds of 954 MHz core, 1006 MHz GPU Boost, while leaving the memory untouched at 6.00 GHz.
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5 Comments on Liquid-Cooled Colorful GeForce GTX TITAN iGame Unveiled

#1
m1dg3t
Wow! A FC block that actually passes water over the VRMs
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radrok
Meh I don't like the aesthetics, AC Kryographics and XSPC Titan Razor are so much better.

Also duhhh unknown block manufacturer + nickel plating is not a combo I'd trust.
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Zubasa
by: radrok
Meh I don't like the aesthetics, AC Kryographics and XSPC Titan Razor are so much better.

Also duhhh unknown block manufacturer + nickel plating is not a combo I'd trust.
Most importantly acrylic bolted down to the metal is a big concern, especially when the manufacturer is unknown.
They better go with the other design if they are smart. It will be hilarious when the block cracks on a $1000+ graphic card. :nutkick:
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de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
water cooling and still 4slots on the last one? what a waste :/
water cooling is employed mostly for dual or quad gpu setups., taking that into configuration, PCIe slots are at average 1 slot apart, i.e only room for dual slots GPUs.
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radrok
by: de.das.dude
water cooling and still 4slots on the last one? what a waste :/
water cooling is employed mostly for dual or quad gpu setups., taking that into configuration, PCIe slots are at average 1 slot apart, i.e only room for dual slots GPUs.
That's up to nVidia, they won't allow custom PCBs and the reference is double slot because the DVI ports are stacked.

If you want single slot you'll have to buy into an ATI/AMD multi gpu setup eww
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