Koolance is one of the most established brands in the field of custom watercooling, founded in 2000 with an emphasis on custom-designed industrial cooling solutions. Unlike most other companies, they have their manufacturing in South Korea and headquarters in the USA, where the designs are finalized. They are not a brand to release motherboard monoblocks or non-reference GPU blocks, instead taking the time for R&D to develop new CPU and reference PCB GPU water block designs. An emphasis on industrial design had led to function over form for a while until they decided to adopt both with their CPU-390 water block with full metal and acrylic top options, and today, we get to take a look at their GPU block specifically for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080.
The product name is not catchy, and there remain aspects where the engineer's mindset is prevalent. But the VID-NX1080 differs from previous-generation Koolance GPU blocks in that we finally have an acrylic top version to cater to the rising demands of custom watercoolers and modders - where aesthetic options are just as important as performance alone. The VID-NX1080 also comes in an acetal top version for those who would rather have that, and top material aside, both end up functionally identical.
|Koolance VID-NX1080 GPU Water block|
|Top:||Acrylic top with stainless steel cover|
|Cold plate:||Nickel-plated copper|
|GPU compatibility:||NVIDIA GTX 1070/1080 Founders Edition or other GTX 1070/1080 reference PCB GPUs|
|Mass:||1.02 Kg / 2.25 lbs|
|Ports:||Four, BSP G1/4" threaded|