Zotac just launched the the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Arctic Storm Mini, the world’s smallest GTX 1080 Ti.
The card which measures just 6.46″ wide by 8.35″ long features Zotac’s ArticStorm open loop waterblock to minimize footprint and maximize cooling potential. The waterblock utilizes a nickle plated direct copper contact capped with a transparent, tinted acrylic top. It’s a full coverage waterblock, so it not only covers the GPU, but also the VRMs as well. To give it some extra shine, it also comes with white LEDs installed around the edge.
The robust cooling means higher overclocking potential. Out of [...]
Looking for a new full cover waterblock for that GeForce GTX 1080 Ti arriving any day now? Good, because Phanteks has got you covered.
In a recent announcement, Phanteks unveiled the new Glacier G1080 Ti Founders Edition full cover waterblock designed for the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition graphics card. Sporting a nickel-plated copper cold plate, acrylic top, sandblasted cover plates, and of course obligatory RGB lighting, the Phanteks Glacier G1080 Ti Founders Edition is one of the most beautiful full cover waterblocks we’ve seen for the new graphics card.
While detailed information about cooling performance was not provided at this time, [...]
Swiftech announced the release of two new All-in-one liquid cooling kits. The Drive X2 and Drive X 2 “Prestige” series AIO cooling kits extend the customization which Swiftech originally started offering with their previous H220 and H220-X AIOs.
The new products feature an completely redesigned radiator+reservoir+pump combo which consists of a large clear acrylic tube-shaped casing, which displays the inner workings of the system’s pump. The radiator comes in three sizes: 240mm, 280mm, and 360mm in length. The kit also includes Swiftech’s all-new Apogee XL2 CPU waterblock which features a chrome-coated copper base plate and a redesigned housing [...]
For AMD GPU partners, custom R9 290X and R9 290 designs were the main attraction for CES 2014 and it’s not much different for PowerColor.
While PowerColor had a full array of graphics cards on show, the main attraction is the PowerColor R9 290X PCS+, which was prominently featured on display.
The R9 290X PCS+ is a custom PowerColor R9 290X design which uses an extremely beefy PCS+ cooler featuring a dual aluminum fin, five heatpipe, three 80mm fan design. Unfortunately, because of the cooler’s size, the card will take up three slots; however, the improved cooler design will allow PowerColor to ship the R9 290X PCS+ overclocked to 1050MHz [...]
Up until the release of Sandy Bridge processors back in early 2011, overclocking was something generally reserved for only the most hardcore gamers and enthusiasts who wanted to push their systems to the limits. Overclocking required countless hours of tinkering and testing, which was generally a bit too complicated for mainstream users.
With the release of Sandy Bridge however, the landscape of overclocking has really changed dramatically. Significant overclocks may now be had with simple motherboard overclocking buttons or 5 minute adjustments in the BIOS, which greatly simplified the once complicated and confusing task.
With overclocking [...]
A couple years ago Corsair came to CPU cooling market with the Corsair Hydro H50 all in one CPU water cooler, which provided computer enthusiasts with a way to easily install a water cooling system without the knowledge, hazards, difficulties, and costs of building a fully custom water cooling setup. Because of its ease of use and its relatively good performance, several years later Corsair along with a multitude of companies introduced a variety of these all-in-one water coolers. Now, the market for these products seem to be expanding at an exponential rate.
While the CPU cooling market is currently saturated with companies trying to get into the closed [...]
When companies these days look into adding all in one water cooling systems to their product lineups, they usually go to ODMs, namely Asetek and CoollIt Systems, who help design, produce, and manufacture the water coolers. This is why every all in one water cooling solution looks more or less the same no matter whose logo is plastered on the product.
Cooling giant Cooler Master on the other hand, develops their own. First seen on display at CeBit 2012, the Eisberg water cooler is a product developed by a collaboration between Cooler Master and German based company Eheim, who typically produces aquarium related products.
Below is a teaser trailer recently [...]