EVGA’s liquid-cooled GTX 1070 Hybrid card goes up for pre-order

If you've been holding off on jumping into Nvidia's 10-series graphics cards in the hopes of getting one that's chilled by an external radiator, EVGA may have a solution in its GeForce GTX FTW Hybrid series. The company's GTX 1080 Hybrid card has been available for some time now, but the GTX 1070 Hybrid is just now becoming available for pre-order through the EVGA website.

Both Hybrid cards use EVGA's own closed-loop liquid-cooled setup, allowing builders to get the benefits of liquid cooling without nearly as many risks or as much difficulty as one might experience building a liquid-cooled setup from scratch. Liquid-cooling setups like these might help let the GP104 GPU underneath run flat-out for longer, and they also allow heat to be exhausted directly from smaller cases where open, blow-down-style coolers might dump too much heat back into the enclosure.

The EVGA Hybrid cards both feature 10-phase power systems, dual BIOS chips for recovering from a reflash gone wrong, RGB LED lighting, and a 10-cm axial fan. EVGA says the axial fan should help keep the card quieter than the blower-type fans in many other hybrid cooling systems. The vendor also says the card's dedicated memory plate "makes direct contact with the water cooling block," which might help keep the memory cooler than hybrid cards that rely on air to move heat away from memory heatsinks.

The EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid appears to be out of stock at most retailers, but when it's available, you can pick it up for $730. The GTX 1070 FTW Hybrid will be available soon for $500.

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    • Freon
    • 3 years ago

    I have a MSI Gaming X 1070 and it’s basically silent already even under full load while overclocked a bit, seems like a waste to spend more on a water cooled version. And now that 1080 stock isn’t so strained the prices are falling, hard sell.

    • torquer
    • 3 years ago

    I have the hybrid 1080. Cool and quiet though it runs a bit hotter than the 980Ti hybrid due to the cooling plate on the memory.

    • geniekid
    • 3 years ago

    Curious how this would stack up against the MSI Sea Hawk in terms of noise.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 3 years ago

    I saw an EVGA GTX 1070 SC for $409.99 a few weeks ago. It’s hard to justify almost $100 more for cooler for card doesn’t meaningfully utilize it. I do like this card and the idea, just not the extra price.

      • jihadjoe
      • 3 years ago

      It’s actually [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487265<]$399[/url<] now, and comes with a sweet free game (GoW4).

    • JosiahBradley
    • 3 years ago

    Seeing as you can’t crank the voltage still, watercooling the 3rd string GPU seems kinda pointless. The air cooled ones are already silent at max OC. And the watercooled ones can’t hit higher clocks as the chip isn’t thermally bound.

      • ImSpartacus
      • 3 years ago

      Yeah, I applaud the idea of extending water cooling to GPUs, but given the current premium for that cooling, it doesn’t make much sense on the cut down G#104 part.

      Then again, it might be a chicken-egg problem where Nvidia will never dream of using a water cooler in a reference board until it reaches a certain popularity.

    • Hsldn
    • 3 years ago

    Couldnt they get rid of the fan on the card?

      • Noinoi
      • 3 years ago

      Don’t think so if there’s at least one component that requires some form of cooling and isn’t in contact with the water block. The product details don’t seem to mention anything about cooling the VRMs with the water block, so I suspect they’re being cooled by airflow.

    • DPete27
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]blower-style coolers might dump too much heat back into the case.[/quote<] Ummm?

      • Noinoi
      • 3 years ago

      Seems like someone sneakily fixed it 🙂 (That does make me wonder, does a running blower cooler essentially act as an exhaust even if the GPU’s idling?)

    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    Available soon for $500 MSRP = $600 when TigerEgg have finished scalping you.

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 3 years ago

      The similar water-cooled Sea Hawk and [url=https://us.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-GTX-1070-SEA-HAWK-X.html#hero-overview<]Sea Hawk X GeForce GTX1070[/url<] cards from MSI are $485 and [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20601201888%20601204369%208000&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&page=1&order=PRICE<]$500[/url<] vs. $390 for an air-cooled GeForce GTX1070 from Zotac.

    • DancinJack
    • 3 years ago

    Orrrr you could buy my 980 Ti that i have sitting around for much less! 500 is quite a bit for a 1070.

      • UnknownZA
      • 3 years ago

      Sticking with my 980Ti.

        • K-L-Waster
        • 3 years ago

        Yeah, if you have a 980 TI (I have one as well) all flavours of the 1070 are really a sideways move.

        This would be a good option for someone who a) has a 700 series card or a 960 they want to upgrade and b) wants a water cooler without the additional assembly requirements of installing one on your own.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 3 years ago

      No one will sell it for a reasonable price. A $400 1070 is on par with a 980 Ti and the 1070 is NIB and has a warranty. The 980 Tis I’ve seen for sale have been about the same price as a new 1070. $300 is still too much for me as I value warranties.

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