Thursday, October 3rd 2019

Colorful Launches the iGame GeForce RTX 2060 Super Neptune Lite OC

Colorful today unveiled the iGame GeForce RTX 2060 Super Neptune Lite OC, a liquid-cooled performance-segment graphics card that's possibly the most overkill custom-design implementation of the RTX 2060 Super. The idea behind this card is to ensure the GPU runs at temperatures below 65°C even under stress, along with a relaxed power-limit, so the GPU can enjoy some of its highest boost frequencies. The card offers dual-BIOS, and the higher power-limit is enabled with the secondary "Turbo" BIOS. Out of the box, the card ticks at 1650 MHz boost, but a software-based one-click OC runs it at 1815 MHz. The memory is untouched at 14 Gbps (GDDR6-effective).

The star attraction with the Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 2060 Super Neptune Lite OC is its closed-loop all-in-one liquid cooling solution. It uses a pump-block to pull heat from not just the GPU, but also the card's memory and VRM over a secondary base-plate. There's no additional fan on the card. The block is plumbed to a 120 mm x 120 mm radiator, which is ventilated by a single 120 mm PWM fan. A full-length back-plate is included. The card draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors (clearly overkill for the card's 175 W TDP). Display outputs include three DisplayPort 1.4 and one HDMI 2.0b. The card is of standard height, and is 28 cm in length. Colorful didn't reveal pricing.
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18 Comments on Colorful Launches the iGame GeForce RTX 2060 Super Neptune Lite OC

#1
dj-electric
While I admire the "want" (there's no "need") to keep the GPU at low temps, this design is incredibly silly to me.

First of all - Dual 8PIN power. Really, for a sub 200W card? Just a burden for users.
Secondly - You just eliminated the possibility of this card ever running at 0dBA, or basically passively while idle, since the pump has to always keep working, as well as the fan.

What my humble opinion would suggest to make the ultimately cool and quiet 2060? well, just take a nice and well-thought out RTX2080+ design and stick a 2060 core there. That's really it, just kill cooling demands in an aircool card. And while at it, also adjust it to have a single 8PIN connector, for crying out loud.
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#2
UltraThicc
Why get a 2070 with same price when you can get a water-cooled 2060? What a great deal lol
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#3
silentbogo
I like some stuff from Colorful, but this is straight from the Land Of Weird and Stupid.
You have a 175W TDP on RTX2060S stock (more w/ OC), and they try to cool it with a 120mm AIO realistically capable of 150W dissipation, while the card itself is already sized for a traditional triple-fan solution with potentially over 300W heat dissipation capability.
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#4
lynx29
Doesn't seem full of color to me.
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#5
Jism
dj-electric
While I admire the "want" (there's no "need") to keep the GPU at low temps, this design is incredibly silly to me.

First of all - Dual 8PIN power. Really, for a sub 200W card? Just a burden for users.
Secondly - You just eliminated the possibility of this card ever running at 0dBA, or basically passively while idle, since the pump has to always keep working, as well as the fan.

What my humble opinion would suggest to make the ultimately cool and quiet 2060? well, just take a nice and well-thought out RTX2080+ design and stick a 2060 core there. That's really it, just kill cooling demands in an aircool card. And while at it, also adjust it to have a single 8PIN connector, for crying out loud.
Well the majority of users on the internet screamed out loud for years that one 8 or 6 pin was "bad". It's just there to evenly load out the current required by the VRM. Nothing more. It might offer a bit of headroom related to overclocking but that's about it. As for the waterpump; well they could be set to a very low value which is as close as 0DB. In idle it does'nt need to run and any serious gamers plays with a headset on anyway.

It's a OK card for users who want a silent watercooled card and who dont want to invest into building their own watercooling kit.
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#6
dj-electric
Jism
Well the majority of users on the internet screamed out loud for years that one 8 or 6 pin was "bad". It's just there to evenly load out the current required by the VRM. Nothing more. It might offer a bit of headroom related to overclocking but that's about it.
That's not it. There's absolutely 0, 0 effect of having more power connectivity for stuff like load balancing. You want good electricity into vCore and vMEM? have good regulation and filtering on board. These plugs are only there to supply preliminary 12V IN, and nothing more. 8PIN + PCIE can supply 225W by spec, and well over 300W by capability. The highest a domestic RTX 2060S will consume during gaming is around 205W. With NVIDIA's evil limitations on TDP, having 20W more wouldn't change much anyway, since these are near factory-max-tuned.
Jism
It's a OK card for users who want a silent watercooled card and who dont want to invest into building their own watercooling kit.
regarding this statement - by all means, a good air cooler could top it both in noise and temperature
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#7
Jism
Ah well i'm not suprised that marketing these days puts unnecessary stuff like power connectors just to make it look better, while half of the users do not even understand that the max current of a single 12V wire in the first place is (by a proper PSU, that is). The specs on PCI-E standard are just so widened up that even your Sub-B peak advertising PSU could handle the load required by such cards. :)
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#8
potato580+
one of my favorite brand cheap+worth:)
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#9
Hattu
Well, i can't say anything about you guys, but i've been waiting watercoolers for something else than just the top gpus. I surely hope this phenomena to continue.
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#10
nguyen
Colorful is decently cheaper than Taiwanese brands in Asia market, I wouldn't be surprised if this version sell for 450usd, same as premium 5700XTs out there.
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#11
Turmania
So for the price of 2070 super you can get a 2060 super.wow so super thinking...at least I respect the adventure they took even if it is for lost cause...
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#12
ExplodingCaps
silentbogo
I like some stuff from Colorful, but this is straight from the Land Of Weird and Stupid.
You have a 175W TDP on RTX2060S stock (more w/ OC), and they try to cool it with a 120mm AIO realistically capable of 150W dissipation, while the card itself is already sized for a traditional triple-fan solution with potentially over 300W heat dissipation capability.
I think the otherwise instead. You do know, evga and msi were putting an 120mm aio to their 1080 ti (Hybrid and Sea Hawk X) and it has 250 power draw stock and 280-300 watt with overclock, and they are doing absolutely well. Putting an AIO to cool RTX2060 Super is complete waste of money and no one are doing it except this one.
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#13
lZKoce
silentbogo
You have a 175W TDP on RTX2060S stock (more w/ OC), and they try to cool it with a 120mm AIO realistically capable of 150W dissipation, while the card itself is already sized for a traditional triple-fan solution with potentially over 300W heat dissipation capability.
+1 spot on IMO. I had experimented with my gtx 970, which is what? 160-170W under load with push-pull on Kraken X31 and things did not look good. Temps did look good, but the cost....fans ramped up, pump ramped up...hoses were warm to the touch, liquid got hot slowly destroying the pump....just not in this scenario. Definitely not worth it. Otherwise a smexy card, but with the rubber hoses, not these plastic ones.
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#14
silentbogo
ExplodingCaps
I think the otherwise instead. You do know, evga and msi were putting an 120mm aio to their 1080 ti (Hybrid and Sea Hawk X) and it has 250 power draw stock and 280-300 watt with overclock, and they are doing absolutely well. Putting an AIO to cool RTX2060 Super is complete waste of money and no one are doing it except this one.
I think you are getting it backwards. Both SeaHawk and EVGA Hybrid are just that - hybrid coolers. E.g. you have a big-ass turbine capable of 250W dissipation and an AIO sticking out of it for some extra chill. Now look carefully at this thing and tell me where is that air cooling? Even that shroud is fully enclosed, so you can't even cool VRAM and VRM passively.
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#15
ExplodingCaps
silentbogo
I think you are getting it backwards. Both SeaHawk and EVGA Hybrid are just that - hybrid coolers. E.g. you have a big-ass turbine capable of 250W dissipation and an AIO sticking out of it for some extra chill. Now look carefully at this thing and tell me where is that air cooling? Even that shroud is fully enclosed, so you can't even cool VRAM and VRM passively.
i got your point, except what you called turbine that capable dissipates 250 watt of heat didn’t do shit about cooling their gpu core. Yeah you are right about the shroud. Now, how about r9 fury x and its little 120mm radiator? That little beast is as power hungry as 980 ti and the aio was doing their job well.
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#16
RainingTacco
This is pretty small cooler for max 230-240w TDP, unless the fan has some comically high rpm >4000 and above.
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#17
silentbogo
ExplodingCaps
Now, how about r9 fury x and its little 120mm radiator?
Fury X rad was twice as thick and most of its heat was concentrated in one spot (GPU+HBM), hence better thermals. This one looks about as thick as your typical 30-35mm CPU AIO.
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#18
Vayra86
dj-electric
While I admire the "want" (there's no "need") to keep the GPU at low temps, this design is incredibly silly to me.

First of all - Dual 8PIN power. Really, for a sub 200W card? Just a burden for users.
Secondly - You just eliminated the possibility of this card ever running at 0dBA, or basically passively while idle, since the pump has to always keep working, as well as the fan.

What my humble opinion would suggest to make the ultimately cool and quiet 2060? well, just take a nice and well-thought out RTX2080+ design and stick a 2060 core there. That's really it, just kill cooling demands in an aircool card. And while at it, also adjust it to have a single 8PIN connector, for crying out loud.
Nah we can't have that! That card would kill the lucrative and ridiculous AIO market. Much better to design it so it can *just* stay under throttle...
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