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GIGABYTE Unveils its WaterForce VGA Liquid-Cooling Solution

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Having earned a reputation for itself in VGA air-cooling with its WindForce line, it was only natural that it would name its VGA liquid-cooling solutions WaterForce. GIGABYTE showed its contraption off to crowds attending its Tech Tour event held on 25th April, 2014. The solution makes AMD's Asetek-made cooler for its R9 295X2 seem puny in comparison. It consists of a large external module that contains the coolant reservoirs, a gargantuan radiator with multiple fans, the pumps, and ports for coolant tubes for individual cards, that make their way into your case through a hub that takes up a 5.25-inch drive bay.

The main unit also has a coolant temperature display for each of the coolant channel, and controls that let you fine-tune cooling performance taking temperatures and noise into account. The tubes then reach each of the installed WaterForce series graphics cards, which feature full-coverage water blocks that cover not just the GPU, but also memory and VRM. The system GIGABYTE demoed had three cards based on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti. GIGABYTE also showed off its new WindForce 600W cooling solution, which recently made its debut as part of a bundle with the company's GeForce GTX TITAN Black graphics card. It's capable of handling thermal loads as high as 600W.



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Go home Gigabyte you're drunk.
 
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Cable management needed.
 
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Heatpipes and waterpipes? Why not just make a graphic card with pre-installed closed loop? Like sticking CPU closed loop to a gfx card.
 
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Why not just stick with 2-Way SLI since scaling above 2 cards sucks anyways, and use Arctic Accelero Coolers?
 
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The worst of both worlds. Heat gets dumped inside the case, more parts to fail and risk of leaking. Gigabyte must have took a page out of the Astek's book(295x2).
 

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The worst of both worlds. Heat gets dumped inside the case, more parts to fail and risk of leaking. Gigabyte must have took a page out of the Astek's book(295x2).
Pictures 3 and 4 in that post are not related to WaterForce. They're WindForce 600W. WaterForce uses FC blocks.
 
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Pictures 3 and 4 in that post are not related to WaterForce. They're WindForce 600W. WaterForce uses FC blocks.
Just curious, do you know how they come up with a spec like that? Is it can dispel 600w of heat while maintaining a specific temp above ambient? Or is it can handle 600W before it melts or the device it's cooling bursts into flames?
 
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Just curious, do you know how they come up with a spec like that? Is it can dispel 600w of heat while maintaining a specific temp above ambient? Or is it can handle 600W before it melts or the device it's cooling bursts into flames?
max they claim the solution can move before running out of cooling.

great idea buy why no pics?

the box on top is overkill but a self contained add on case for water cooling can add so much more cooling ability to any case that this might work.

personally i am more interested to hear about them selling cards with full face water blocks as stock. save so much hassle.
 
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It doesn't look good with all those scratches/marks.
 
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Should've called it GhettoForce, would have suited it better imo.
 
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You people are bashing and smashing before anything were even tested and shown to you to full scale.

Gee.. relex, people. Wait for more info and benchmarks instead of judging a product by a brief look.
 
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^^ I think I can safely judge how it looks based on these pics, there is no way you can make that thing pretty with all those hoses going down into the case.
 
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^^ I think I can safely judge how it looks based on these pics, there is no way you can make that thing pretty with all those hoses going down into the case.
It might perform great, but it looks like some sort of parasitic device on top of its host.
just look at all the tentacles forced into the mouth of the victim.
 
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^^ Don't sell this thing in Japan, it may come to life and we all know how the ending would be :roll:
 
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You people are bashing and smashing before anything were even tested and shown to you to full scale.

Gee.. relex, people. Wait for more info and benchmarks instead of judging a product by a brief look.
A brief look is all what's needed to judge it to be one of the ugliest systems I've seen in a long time... :)
 

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The first pic is a terrible example of cable management:shadedshu:
The lack of cable management makes it impossible to see the water cooling tubes and how they connect to the GPUs///
 
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The first pic is a terrible example of cable management:shadedshu:
The lack of cable management makes it impossible to see the water cooling tubes and how they connect to the GPUs///

The stock heatsink shrouds on the cards are blocking our view too. ;)
 
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