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Bitspower Intros 1S VGA Water Block for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series

Bitspower today introduced its 1S full-coverage graphics card water-block for a wide range of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series custom-design graphics cards, bearing the model number BP-VG2080RD1S. The uses nickel-plated copper as its primary material, coupled with a clear-acrylic top. The block supports a wide range of RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080/2080S, RTX 2070/2070S, and RTX 2060/2060S graphics cards. With a thickness of 15.8 mm, 244.5 mm length, and 125 mm height, the block is capable of single-slot applications. Available now, it is priced around USD $130.

Corsair's White Hydro X Series XC7 RGB Water Block Now Available

Corsair started selling the White edition variant of its XC7 RGB CPU water-block. The XC7 launched with its standard black variant, which we reviewed recently. The white variant (model: CX-9010005-WW) is now available from Corsair's website in the US, for USD $74.99. The block sees nickel-plated copper with a mirror-finish, as its primary material. It features a clear acrylic top that has an outer pearl-white accent. The top is studded with addressable RGB LEDs that take in a standard 3-pin input, and compatible with Corsair's iCue software. The block features standard G1/4" fittings, and supports mainstream desktop CPU sockets, namely the LGA115x, upcoming LGA1200, and AMD socket AM4.

Touring the Bitspower Suite at CES 2020

Visiting Bitspower at CES or Computex is a real adventure of sorts in terms of not knowing what to expect. Last year, for example, we were greeted to LN2 pots of all things, in addition to new blocks and fans that made their way to the retail market over the subsequent months. It was also interesting to take a look back at the concept of the Premium Summit M CPU block from last year, knowing what it turned out now. This year, the company hosted us again at CES and had a large hotel suite full of products- refreshes, and new alike. We take a look at their offerings here, and be sure to read past the break for more.

The very first thing we saw was a distribution plate/case hybrid, which Bitspower wants to bring out as a test bench case later this year. There have been other such executions come out recently, including some at CES from other companies, and this is a natural extension of the distro plate development that has caught the mind of several custom watercooling companies for one reason or another. This particular version uses two Xylem DDC pumps with Bitspower heatsinks, and has four large feet to prop up the finished build horizontally for testing/display. Bitspower expects to introduce the finalized version at Computex later this year, and are seeking feedback from our readers on what features they would like to see here.

PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT Liquid Devil Pictured

Here's the first picture of the Radeon RX 5700 XT Liquid Devil by PowerColor. This premium graphics card is meant for people with DIY liquid-cooling setups, and comes with a factory-fitted full-coverage water-block. Sourced from EK Water Blocks, the cooling solution features a nickel-plated copper primary material, with an acrylic top and PowerColor-exclusive embellishments, which include a factory-fitted RGB LED setup. The card is 2-slot thick at the rear I/O. Under the block is a PCB similar in design to the air-cooled RX 5700 XT Red Devil graphics card. Its clock speeds and price are still under the wraps. We expect a price that's north of $500 given the cost of the block alone.

MSI TRX40 PRO Series Motherboards Pictured

Ahead of their launch, low-resolution pictures of two nearly identical MSI TRX40 PRO series motherboards surfaced on the web, the TRX40 PRO 10G, and the TRX40 PRO WiFi. The former is characterized by a 10 GbE wired Ethernet connection through an included add-on card, while the latter features 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 WLAN. The two appear otherwise identical, with a couple of M.2 slots on the board, four additional M.2 slots on a cooled add-on card, four PCI-Express x16 slots, eight DDR4 DIMM slots, and other storage connectivity that includes four SATA 6 Gb/s ports, and U.2 port. From the looks of it, the new for the 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper looks identical to TR4, which bodes well for people wanting to use their TR4-compatible CPU coolers or water-blocks on the new platform.

Raijintek Intros EOS 360 RBW Liquid CPU Cooler

Raijintek unveiled the EOS 360 RBW all-in-one, closed-loop, liquid CPU cooler. Characterized by a CPU water-block design that's sure to bring back memories of your Beyblade collection, it provides a slightly larger-than-usual rectangular copper base with a 0.12 mm micro-fin lattice. The pump is integrated with the 360 mm x 120 mm radiator, has a pressure head of 1.5 m, noise output of up to 30 dBA at maximum speed, and features a ceramic-axis bearing that lends it a service life of 50,000 hours. The radiator features 12 coolant channels, is made of aluminium, and is 29 mm thick. The three included 120 mm fans take in 4-pin PWM input for their main function, and 5 V ARGB for the lighting, spin between 800 to 1,800 RPM, feature hydraulic bearings with 40,000-hour service life, and push up to 75 CFM of air with 28 dBA noise output, each. Among the CPU sockets supported are AM4, LGA115x, and LGA2066. It is priced at USD $70 (MSRP).

Bitspower Launches New Summit M CPU Block with OLED Display for Intel and AMD Platforms

Following the success of their Touchaqua-branded Summit MS OLED CPU block earlier this year, which was for Intel platforms only at that time, Bitspower have decided to add the OLED display to their main brand in the form of the new Summit M CPU water block. The design is a departure from the squared-off Summit MS, with a smaller form factor that also increases CPU socket compatibility to the red camp out of the box. The OLED display is housed on a metal top plate, with an acrylic body enabling side views of the coolant, a temperature sensor enabling readout on the display, as well as the integrated dRGB LEDs for lighting options compatible with ASUS AURA Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light Sync, and ASRock Polychrome.

The cooling engine uses a nickel-plated copper base plate, with 0.3 mm CNC-machined fins and microchannels that are part of a split central-inlet flow promising high coolant flow directly over the fins to remove as much heat from the CPU as possible. This is similar to the vast majority of CPU block designs in practice, but manufacturers tend to experiment with the flow schematic to see if they can do better, so time will tell how the Summit M fares on the TechPowerUp test bench. In the meantime, it is available for direct purchase from the Bitspower store for 4500 NTD (~$150 USD) before any applicable taxes and shipping costs.

GIGABYTE Rolls Out Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER WaterForce WB Graphics Card

GIGABYTE today followed up on its Wednesday launch of its premium liquid-cooled GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics card that has a factory-fitted AIO closed-loop liquid cooler, with its twin that's targeted at DIY liquid cooling users. The new Aorus RTX 2080 SUPER WaterForce WB comes with a factory-fitted full-coverage water-block, which you can connect to your DIY liquid cooling setup using your own G 1/4" fittings.

The block is made of nickel-plated copper mated to an acrylic top that's studded with addressable-RGB LED elements, and a brushed-metal top-plate. In addition to the block, the included metal back-plate comes with an aRGB-illuminated Aorus logo. The underlying PCB is identical to that of the RTX 2080 SUPER WaterForce, and comes with factory-overclocked speeds of 1860 MHz GPU Boost (vs. 1815 MHz reference). The card offers a staggering seven display outputs, three each of DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0b; and a VirtualLink. It draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors. The company didn't reveal pricing, but the card is backed by a class-leading 4-year warranty, which could particularly come in handy for the water-block's wear.

ZADAK at Computex: Boutique Memory, Coolers, Gaming Desktops, and Case-Mods

ZADAK may have dropped the "511" from its name, but remains a sought-after boutique hardware brand for case-modders. At its Computex 2019 booth, the company showed off its latest memory modules, cooling products, and a few case-mods that put the two together. The centerpiece at the booth was the Spark line of premium DDR4 memory modules. Silver accents of brushed aluminium top a darker shade, crowned by a silicone addressable-RGB LED diffuser. Each module has five lighting zones - top, top sides, and corners, which the maker calls "Dynamic multi-zone RGB." Each module cycles between 8 lighting presets, although with a 3-pin ARGB connection, you can play with the lighting via software.

ZADAK Spark memory comes in single-module, dual-channel, and quad-channel kits of 8 GB and 16 GB modules, which are further differentiated in four speeds, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3600, and DDR4-4133. Up to 3200 MHz, these modules offer timings of 16-18-18-38@1.35V, which loosen to 17-19-19-39@1.35V for DDR4-3600, and 19-21-21-42@1.4V for DDR4-4133. ZADAK claims it tested each memory kit for advertised settings on both Intel Core and AMD Ryzen platforms. Prices start at USD $159.99 for a 2x 8 GB DDR4-3200 memory kit. Next up, is the ZADAK Spark AIO closed-loop liquid CPU cooler.

ENERMAX Announces LIQMAX III AIO Liquid CPU Cooler

ENERMAX, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance PC hardware products, introduces LIQMAX III, the new generation of LIQMAX, one of the proclaimed AIO CPU cooler series from ENERMAX. Like the award-winning predecessors featuring superior cooling performance as well as rock-solid quality, LIQMAX III is built with a luminous Aurabelt water-block supporting synchronizabale RGB lighting with RGB motherboards from ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI. LIQMAX III is undoubtedly an excellent choice for mainstream water-cooled RGB gaming rigs.

The premium Aurabelt water-block provides luminous RGB lighting; besides, the exquisite water block is able to support RGB lighting synchronization with motherboards that come with 4pin RGB header(s) (12V/G/R/B). Users can select the preferred lighting styles via the RGB motherboard software.

Bykski Rolls Out Radeon VII Full-coverage Water-block with RGB LED Lighting

Chinese liquid cooling major Bykski rolled out one of the first full-coverage water-blocks for AMD Radeon VII, the Bykski A-Radeon VII-X. This block uses nickel-plated copper as its main material, with a clear-acrylic top. The metal part doesn't span the entire length of the block, since AMD has concentrated all heat on the Radeon VII through its multi-chip module approach, and hot VRM components surrounding the MCM in close proximity. The acrylic top spans the entire length of the reference PCB for cosmetic reasons. The top is studded with nine addressable RGB diodes that take in a standardized 3-pin aRGB header input. The block supports standard G 1/4" fittings. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Alphacool Unveils Eisbaer Solo Chrome DIY CPU Pump+Block

Alphacool today unveiled the Eisbaer Solo Chrome DIY pump+block, a variant of Eisbaer Solo that features a chrome mirror-finish body along three out of four sides, and the top, with a clear acrylic window covering one of the sides. You plumb your own coolant tubes and radiator to the contraption, which combines the functionality of a CPU water-block, a 70 l/h pump, and reservoir into one. The pump features an ultra low-noise ceramic bearing and operational speed of 2,600 RPM and a maximum head of 0.85 m. The package includes mounting brackets for LGA2066/2011, LGA115x, LGA1366, and AM4 sockets; in addition to some thermal compound. Available now, it is priced at 54.95€ including taxes.

Thermaltake Rolls Out Pacific V-RTX 2070 Plus ASUS ROG Water-Block

Thermaltake today rolled out the Pacific V-RTX 2070 Plus ASUS ROG, a full-coverage water-block designed for ASUS ROG Strix series graphics cards based on the GeForce RTX 2070. These include the ROG Strix RTX 2070 8G Gaming, A8G Gaming, and O8G Gaming. The block combines a nickel-plated copper primary material with an acrylic top embellished with steel. The top is studded with 12 addressable RGB LEDs that plug in directly to the aRGB header of the card, and take control from RGB software. You can also directly plug in the LEDs to a standard 9-pin USB 2.0 header on your motherboard. The block measures 22.6 mm x 149 mm x 286 mm (HxWxL), and takes in standard G 1/4" fittings. Also included with it is a 4 mm-thick full-coverage aluminium back-plate. The company didn't reveal pricing.

GIGABYTE Intros GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Aorus WaterForce Xtreme AIO

GIGABYTE debuted liquid-cooled WaterForce editions of its Aorus Xtreme GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards early November, with three products, two based on the RTX 2080, and one RTX 2080 Ti. While the RTX 2080 got two variants, one featuring an AIO liquid cooling solution, and another with a full-coverage water-block for DIY liquid cooling; the RTX 2080 Ti at the time only released in the full-coverage water-block trim, with no variant that has an AIO CLC. GIGABYTE changed that today, with the new "N208TAORUSX W-11GC," or Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme WaterForce.

This card features a slightly spruced up version of the Asetek-sourced AIO closed-loop liquid cooling solution its RTX 2080-based sibling features, with a larger base-plate to draw heat from the additional memory chips and MOSFETs that come with the RTX 2080 Ti. The card features the same factory-overclock as the water-block equipped twin, with a GPU Boost frequency set at 1770 MHz (vs. 1545 MHz reference). The memory is overclocked to 10140 MHz (GDDR6-effective, vs. 14000 MHz reference). The cooler features RGB LED embellishments along the front, top, back-plate, and the two included 120 mm fans for the radiator. It draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Display outputs include three each of HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.4, and a VirtualLink port. The card could be priced upward of $1,400.

MSI Working on GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z

MSI is working on its next-generation flagship graphics card, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z (going by previous naming conventions for the Lightning). The card will be positioned above its current Gaming X Trio, as well as the liquid-cooled SeaHawk series, and it's possible there could be a sub-variant with factory-fitted full-coverage water-block. As with previous generation cards that bear the name, the card could have the highest factory overclock in MSI's product stack, the strongest VRM setup that's voltmod-friendly, and a gargantuan cooling solution for its air-cooled sub-variant. There's no word on when MSI could roll the beast out. MSI teased the card with a final slide in one of its media events in China, which depicts lightning bolts captioned "Coming Soon."

Phanteks Unveils Glacier C350iP and C350AP Water Blocks with Acetal Tops

Phanteks showed off premium versions of its latest Glacier C300-series CPU water blocks, with the Glacier C350iP and the Glacier C350AP. The two are nearly identical to each other, but differ with their CPU socket support, with the former supporting Intel LGA115x and LGA2011(v3)/LGA2066; and the latter supporting just AM4. These blocks themselves are identical to the Glacier C350-series, but come with acetal tops. The gunmetal-gray top replaces the clear-acrylic ones on the standard C350-series blocks, such as the C350a and C350i. The cold plate material is still nickel-plated copper, with mirror finish at the base. Both blocks are priced at USD $69.99, which is surprisingly $10 cheaper than their acrylic twins.

Heatkiller IV for AMD Ryzen Threadripper Now Available

WaterCool announced retail availability of HeatKiller IV water-blocks for AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. Designed for AMD sockets TR4 and SP3r2, with micro-fin lattices at just the right places to effectively cool the active dies of the Threadripper MCM, the block comes in four variants - Pure Copper, Copper-Nickel, Acryl-Nickel Black, and Acryl-Nickel Red. The Pure Copper variant combines an exposed copper main block with a copper top; the Nickel-Copper variant is nearly identical to this, except the block and top are nickel-plated; the Acryl-Nickel Black combines a nickel-plated copper main block with an acrylic top that's been framed by black anodized aluminium, while the Acryl-Nickel Red is its twin with a red colored frame.

The Pure Copper and Copper-Nickel variants boast of a staggering 1 kg weight (that's a lot for a water-block). The acrylic variants are a little over half the weight. Besides being see-through, the Acrylic variants are studded with RGB LED strips that have a standard 4-pin RGB header. All variants measure 118 mm x 78 mm x 18 mm, and feature standardized G 1/4-inch ports (fittings not included). There's a healthy 25 mm gap between the two ports so you can dabble with some of the fancier fittings in the market. The Pure Copper variant is priced at 89.95€, while the Nickel-Copper, Acryl-Nickel Black, and Acryl-Nickel Red are priced at 99.95€ (prices include taxes).

EVGA Intros GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Hydro Copper

EVGA today introduced its flagship graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|ngp|n Hydro Copper (model: 11G-P4-6799), tuned by the legendary overclocker Vince "K|ngp|n" Lucido himself. The card features the choicest VRM components, binned "GP102" ASIC and GDDR5X memory chips, to support not just the highest overclocking headroom among EVGA's lineup, but also its highest factory-overclocked speeds of 1582 MHz core, 1695 MHz GPU Boost, and 11.00 GHz (GDDR5X-effective) memory clocks.

The card is intended to be plumbed to your own liquid-cooling loop, and comes with an all-copper, full-coverage water-block. You also get EVGA's iCX technology, which puts 9 thermal sensors across various points in the card. Available now (in limited stocks), exclusively through EVGA's own online store, the card is priced at USD $1,249.

Aqua Computer Intros Kryographics Vega Water-blocks

Aqua Computer today introduced its Kryographics Vega line of full-coverage water-blocks, which are compatible with reference-design Radeon RX Vega 64, Radeon RX Vega 56, and even Radeon Pro Vega Frontier Edition, since the three are based on a common PCB design. Available in two principal variants based on block material, exposed copper, and nickel-plated copper; the Kryographics Vega features a rather compact main block, since all the significantly hot components of the "Vega 10" PCB are nucleated toward the center. The block has bases for the "Vega 10" ASIC, and the VRM MOSFETs surrounding it. A POM-acetal extension gives the block a "full-coverage" look as it spans the rest of the PCB. The block features a clear-acrylic top, with an LED lighting strip on the nickel-plated variant. It features standard G 1/4 threading. The exposed copper variant is priced at 109.90€, and the nickel-plated variant at 129.90€.

Thermaltake Intros Pacific W4 Plus CPU Water Block

Thermaltake today introduced the Pacific W4 Plus CPU water block, a step-up from its Pacific W4 RGB block launched in January. While the underlying block hasn't changed, Thermaltake updated its top to feature 12 RGB LED elements, with support for 16.8 million colors. The older Pacific W4 RGB only supports 256 colors, put out from fewer diodes.

The Pacific W4 Plus features a standardized RGB LED header, and the company is including the Riing Plus RGB software to let you control the color, brightness, and lighting patterns of the LEDs. What's more, the Pacific W4 Plus also includes socket AM4 retention modules, in addition to socket LGA2011/2066, and LGA115x. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Colorful Announces the iGame GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Neptune W Graphics Card

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, officially debuts the international name for its liquid-cooled GPUs with the announcement of the Neptune series of graphics cards, starting off with the most powerful model which debuted in COMPUTEX, the iGame GTX 1080 Ti Neptune W.

The iGame GTX 1080 Ti Neptune W ships with 3584 CUDA cores, and runs at a base clock frequency of 1594 MHz while the GPU Boost clock speed can go up to 1708 MHz. To improve the performance even further, the iGame GTX 1080 Ti Neptune W has also been outfitted with GDDR5X memory module running at 11 Gbps that bring gamers more powerful game performance.

GIGABYTE Intros Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti WaterForce Xtreme

GIGABYTE, which had two variants of its flagship GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, the air-cooled Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition, and the WaterForce WB Xtreme Edition, that comes with a factory-fitted full-coverage water-block; introduced a third variant, the WaterForce Xtreme Edition. Unlike the WaterForce WB Xtreme Edition, which you plumb to your own water-cooling loop, this card comes with a self-contained AIO liquid-cooling loop. The cooling solution consists of an pump-block base which makes contact with the GPU and a base-plate that draws heat from the VRM and memory; and a 120 mm radiator with an included 120 mm fan. The cooler-shroud features some groovy acrylic windows, and RGB LED lighting controlled by GIGABYTE RGB Fusion software.

The card is based on the same exact PCB as its two other siblings, with the same clock speeds of 1607 MHz core, 1721 MHz GPU Boost, and 11.2 GHz (GDDR5X-effective) memory out of the box, against NVIDIA-reference clocks of 1480 MHz core, 1582 MHz GPU Boost, and 11.00 GHz memory. The software-enabled "OC mode" runs the card at 1632 MHz core, 1746 MHz GPU Boost, and 11.44 GHz memory. The card draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Display outputs include three DisplayPort 1.4, three HDMI ports (two on the rear panel, one internal HDMI port for VR headsets); and a dual-link DVI connector. The company didn't reveal pricing.

GIGABYTE Intros the Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce WB Xtreme Edition

GIGABYTE launched a variant of its flagship Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition graphics card, which is prepped for water-cooling. The new Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce WB Xtreme Edition comes with a factory-fitted full-coverage water-block, which you plumb to your water-cooling loop. The block is made of nickel-plated copper, with a clear acrylic top, and an aluminium+plastic top-plate with a cutout the shape of the Aorus logo. The acrylic top is studded with RGB multi-color LEDs, which can be controlled using GIGABYTE RGB Fusion software.

The Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce WB Xtreme Edition comes with out of the box clock speeds of 1607 MHz core, 1721 MHz GPU Boost, with a software-enabled "OC mode" which cranks up clocks to 1632/1746 MHz; compared to NVIDIA-reference clocks of 1480/1582 MHz. The memory is left untouched at 11 GHz (GDDR5X-effective). The card draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors; and features a similar, VR-optimized display connector layout to its air-cooled sibling, which includes three DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0, and one dual-link DVI-D where you'd expect them, plus a third HDMI connector near the card's tail end (facing the front of your case). The company didn't reveal pricing.

Alphacool Eisblock Full-coverage VGA Block for GP102 Boards Pictured

Alphacool rolled the Eisblock GPX-N full-coverage water-block for GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition, TITAN X Pascal, and TITAN Xp (they share the same reference PCB). The block features a nickel-plated copper primary material, with an acrylic top, and a metal outer shroud that gives the block an industrial look. Also included is an aluminium back-plate. The block features standard G1/4" fittings.

Swiftech Intros Apogee Drive 2 with AM4 Support

Swiftech today released the Apogee Drive 2 CPU water-block with integrated pump, which now comes with support for AMD socket AM4. A successor to the second-generation Apogee HD pump-block, the Apogee Drive 2 features increased surface area for heat dissipation to the coolant, and features a higher flow MCP35X integrated-pump, with hydraulic bearings. The G1/4 inlet and exhausts can turn within a 90° angle. The Swiftech logo ornament on top of the block features an RGB lighting element (simple 3-color). Besides AM4, the Apogee Drive 2 supports LGA2011(v3), LGA115x, LGA1366, and LGA775, besides other AMD sockets, such as AM3(+) and FM2(+). Available now, it is priced at US $138.95.
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