EVGA is known best as a primary AIC partner of NVIDIA with a warranty policy that does not void if end users watercool their GPUs. In fact, EVGA actively encourages it by selling add-on watercoolers, including an AIO hybrid cooling solution and a full cover waterblock under their Hydro Copper line. They worked with Swiftech for a while before moving on with EKWB and now have someone else entirely who makes their GPU waterblocks. Today, we take a look at the first product from this new, unnamed OEM - the Hydro Copper GTX 1080. Thanks a lot to EVGA for providing the review sample.
As mentioned above, the Hydro Copper GTX 1080 is a full cover block in that it covers and cools the GPU core, VRAM, and VRMs. The design does not appear to have changed from when EK made these, with a monochrome color scheme, an EVGA cutout in the front aluminum fascia, a long six-port manifold, and integrated lighting. Let us now delve into more details, beginning with the specifications below.
|EVGA Hydro Copper GTX 1080 Waterblock|
|Top:||Acrylic top with aluminum cover|
|Cold plate:||Nickel-plated copper|
|GPU compatibility:||NVIDIA GTX 1080 Founders Edition or other GTX 1080 reference PCB GPUs|
|Dimensions:||252.5 (L) x 121 (W) x 27.5 (H) mm |
|Ports:||Six, BSP G1/4" threaded |