Sunday, February 17th 2019

EK Releases Vector RTX Series Blocks for ASUS ROG Strix Series Graphics Cards

EK Water Blocks, the Slovenia based water cooling gear manufacturer, is introducing its new generation water blocks for the popular ROG Strix GeForce RTX series graphics cards, based on Turing TU106, Turing TU104 and Turing TU102 graphics processor.

The inspiration for the new GPU block name "Vector" came from the sheer computing power of the graphics cards that are on the market today. Naming a water block "Full Cover" isn't enough these days, when the product is packed with unique features, such as these. The EK Vector Strix RTX water blocks are specially designed for multiple ROG Strix 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 powerful ROG graphics card into a minimalistic, elegant piece of hardware with accented RGB LED lighting. The block also features a unique aesthetic cover over the block Terminal which is designed to showcase the graphics card model via LEDs, visible from the side.
The water block comes in three different models tailor-made for either ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2070, ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 and ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti cards. Each of them directly cools the GPU, VRAM and the VRM (voltage regulation module) as cooling liquid is channeled directly over these critical areas. This allows the graphics card to remain stable at high overclocks, intensive workloads and also enables it to run at its maximum Boost Clock. Ultimately, you can enjoy gaming at the highest possible performance of your graphics card, stutter-free in a low noise environment.

The newly developed water blocks feature the signature EK-Vector cooling engine that has a larger footprint compared to the previous generation of full cover water blocks. This results in a larger surface area for heat transfer which allows the increase of thermal performance of these water blocks.

Compatibility
  • EK-Vector Strix RTX 2080 Ti water blocks are compatible with ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards based on Turing graphics processors.
  • EK-Vector Strix RTX 2080 water blocks are compatible with ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards based on Turing graphics processors.
  • EK-Vector Strix RTX 2070 water blocks are compatible with ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2070 graphics cards based on Turing graphics processors.
RGB Compatibility
The water blocks are equipped with 12V RGB LEDs which are compatible with the motherboard 4-pin 12V RGB LED header. This product is compatible with popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers.
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8 Comments on EK Releases Vector RTX Series Blocks for ASUS ROG Strix Series Graphics Cards

#2
ZeroFM
Prices waterblock-s going to sky ... i pay 91€ for 1080ti waterblock
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#3
overvolted
Nothing for the 2060? Man, that's a shame.
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#4
Robcostyle
And nothing has been said about the price: nice advertisement, tpu!

P.S. waterblock itself is 150 euro (not usd!), backplate 45 euro.

Isn’t that too much for a piece of cooper and barely nickel?
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ZhangirDuyseke
overvolted said:
Nothing for the 2060? Man, that's a shame.
Why on Earth would you buy waterblock for RTX 2060?!?! It's mid-range card. Water-cooling is for overclocking enthusiasts who buy high-end cards.
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overvolted
ZhangirDuyseke said:
Why on Earth would you buy waterblock for RTX 2060?!?! It's mid-range card. Water-cooling is for overclocking enthusiasts who buy high-end cards.
That's funny, I've never seen this "rule" anywhere, and I've been water cooling PCs since its inception.
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junglist724
overvolted said:
That's funny, I've never seen this "rule" anywhere, and I've been water cooling PCs since its inception.
Well it's less of a rule and more of a why the hell would you buy block that costs like 40-60% the cost of the card you're putting it on instead of just getting a better card?
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Caring1
junglist724 said:
Well it's less of a rule and more of a why the hell would you buy block that costs like 40-60% the cost of the card you're putting it on instead of just getting a better card?
Aesthetics, not everyone is a gamer or wants a Liquid cooled CPU only.
Most enthusiasts build based on appearance and what appeals to them.
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