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EK Water Blocks Launches MSI RTX 30-series SUPRIM and Gaming Trio Water Blocks


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EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is ready to offer its premium high-performance GPU water block for the MSI Trio and Suprim editions of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards. This new water block is named EK-Quantum Vector Trio RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB and is exclusively engineered for MSI Trio and Suprim RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 GPUs.

The new water block is one of the larger ones in the 3000 series, so make sure your PC case can accommodate it. It's 157 mm wide and 320 mm long and cools all key components on the GPU's printed circuit board. This gives the water block advantage on the market of having a clean design, showing off all of the cooling liquid, and cooling each and every necessary component.

The EK-Quantum Vector Trio RTX 3080/3090 water block is compatible with MSI Trio and Suprim RTX 3080 and 3090 graphics cards. This Vector water block actively cools the GPU, top-facing VRAM, power stages, and chokes in the VRM section.

These newly developed Trio water blocks feature clean, symmetrically-shaped, optimized flow paths that reduce hydrodynamic instabilities and vortexing (dead spots) inside of them.

An Open Split-Flow cooling engine design is implemented, which proved to be a superior solution for GPU water blocks. It is characterized by low hydraulic flow restriction, meaning 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 performance when used in any given coolant flow orientation, unlike some products that are currently available on the market.

Fin array is populated by 30 microfins with 0.6 mm wide microchannels that provide optimal cooling performance, without unnecessary flow restrictions or clogging hazards.

The base of the water block is CNC-machined out of nickel-plated electrolytic copper, while its top is CNC-machined either out of glass-like cast Acrylic or durable black POM Acetal. The 2nd generation Vector GPU water blocks also feature Acetal terminals. The watertight sealing is ensured by high-quality EPDM O-rings, while brass standoffs are already pre-installed and allow for a safe and easy installation procedure.

Current Compatibility List for EK-Quantum Vector Trio RTX 3080/3090:
  • GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING TRIO 10G
  • GeForce RTX 3090 GAMING TRIO 24G
  • GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING X TRIO 10G
  • GeForce RTX 3090 GAMING X TRIO 24G
  • MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Suprim 10G
  • MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim 24G
  • MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Suprim X 10G
  • MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X 24G
Backplate for the Trio RTX 3080/3090 Water Block
EK recommends the purchase of a retention backplate, which improves the overall aesthetics of your graphics cards, and also provides additional passive cooling for the GPU core, backside VRAM on the 3090 cards, and backside of the printed circuit board VRM section on the MSI Trio and Supreme GPUs.

Upcoming NVIDIA RTX 30 Series Water Blocks
The first in line to launch, early next week, is the EK-Quantum Vector FTW3 RTX 3080/3090 water block for EVGA's FTW3 lineup of 3080 and 3090 series cards. A 3070 FE water block will soon follow with the 3090 FE still being worked on. Some Aorus water blocks are also in the pipeline. The exact release date of 3090 FE water blocks is still unknown, but more details will be published as soon as they're available.

Availability and Pricing
The EK-Quantum Vector Trio RTX 3080/3090 full-cover water blocks and backplates are made and assembled in Slovenia, Europe, and are available for pre-order through the EK Webshop and dedicated reseller network. These water blocks and backplates are expected to ship out on December 28, 2020.

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Better power delivery than other models, hopefully better chip binning as well.

I have a Gaming X Trio, apparently the gpu die is a golden sample *shrugs*

I'm likely gonna look into custom loop this gen, will be my first go at it haha.
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I have a Gaming X Trio, apparently the gpu die is a golden sample *shrugs*

I'm likely gonna look into custom loop this gen, will be my first go at it haha.
Awesome, do it! I've pre-ordered an EK trio block and backplate to arrive in Jan; keen to get this card under water.