Wednesday, October 3rd 2018

EVGA Rolls Out Hydro Coppper Series Water Blocks for GeForce RTX 20-series

EVGA today introduced four new full-coverage water blocks compatible with its entire line of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 graphics cards. The 400-HC-1189-B1 supports RTX 2080 XC/XC2/FE; and the 400-HC-1389-B1 supports RTX 2080 Ti XC/XC2/FE. Both these blocks are targeted at EVGA's custom-design PCBs that closely resemble those of NVIDIA's own Founders Edition (reference) PCB. And then, there's the 400-HC-1289-B1 designed for the RTX 2080 FTW3, and the 400-HC-1489-B1 for RTX 2080 Ti FTW3, which are based on EVGA's beefy and tall custom-design PCBs.

All four blocks feature nickel-plated copper as the primary material, and acrylic tops that are cleverly disguised with brushed metal and silicone accents. All four also feature RGB LED lighting over the transparent portion of the top and the sides. Depending on the model, the four are priced between USD $169 to $199, but are currently being offered at a discount on EVGA's own web-store.
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3 Comments on EVGA Rolls Out Hydro Coppper Series Water Blocks for GeForce RTX 20-series

#2
John Naylor
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Copper, with three Ps?
It's a new special alloy :) ... very expensive !

Well we know it has LEDs but we don't know anything important. Is it just a "pretty top" ? And custom ... ? how ?

I did note that, I assume in the rush to get the reviews up, none of the RX series reviewed had any comment on the VRM, phased etc. Guru3d had a section entitled "PCB Component Analysis" but didn't have any wording analyzing anything" either. Just pictures and a few words about the GPU, which in one case they got it wrong. The photo below clearly shows the TU102 / 300A. I tried contacting the admin but like TPU, their ISP blocks me.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_rtx_2080_ti_rog_strix_preview,5.html

"Photos show the TU104 GPU, this tagged as the 400A revision (the A meaning this is a binned/sorted overclocking ready GPU). "

EVGA seems to be trying to shake the shadow of the SC and previous hydrocoppers using plain ole reference PCBs. I don't exactly understand how the "super beefed up custom" PCB can be all that beefed up if it is at the same time "very similar to the reference design". What's similar ? What's custom ? Does changing the PCB color or adding the LED make it custom or super beefed up ?
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#3
Vlada011
They are beutifull, sinceraly.
There is a only 3 GPU Watercooling options I would use for self.

EK Waterblock Vector
EVGA Hydro Copper
ASUS Poseidon

They are my favorites.
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