EK Waterblocks finished its full-cover waterblock for the soon-to-be-available GeForce GTX 1080 video card. As usual, EKWB offers the block in four different versions, you can get a plexi or acetal variant, and both of these versions are available with either plain copper or nickel-plated copper.
Pricing starts at 99.95EUR and you need to add 10EUR extra for the nickel-plated versions. The company also offers backplates, pricing starts at 29.95EUR for a black version but there are also (slightly) more expensive versions in blue, red, gold and nickel.
EK-FC1080 GTX is a new Full-Cover water block, designed for NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Founders Edition graphics cards. The block comes in four different variations and each of them directly cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas, thus allowing the graphics card and its VRM to remain stable under high overclocks. Performance-wise all variants of the block are the same, the only difference being the overall aesthetics. Each EK-FC1080 GTX water block covers the entire PCB of the card and with the corresponding retention backplate, users get visually stunning GPU in their system.
Every EK-FC1080 GTX water block features a central inlet split-flow cooling engine design – just like with the flagship EK-Supremacy EVO CPU water block – for best possible cooling performance. Such type of heat exchanger also works flawlessly with the reversed water flow without adversely affecting the cooling performance. Moreover, this radical design offers great hydraulic performance, allowing this product to be used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps.
Beautifully machined details and distinctive EK design.
The base is made of electrolytic copper (EK-FC1080 GTX and EK-FC1080 GTX – Acetal) or nickel-plated electrolytic copper (EK-FC1080 GTX – Nickel and EK-FC1080 GTX – Acetal+Nickel) while the top is made of quality POM Acetal or acrylic (again, depending on the variant). There is no difference in performance between different bases. Screw-in brass standoffs are pre-installed and allow for safe installation procedure.