EK Waterblocks is set to make it rain on GTX 1080 Ti cards

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti may be the fastest gaming graphics card on the market, but that's not good enough for the folks at EKWB. The company has unveiled plans for waterblocks meant to attach to cards based on Nvidia's reference design, and unique models for at least four custom cards from Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI.

EKWB will first release the waterblock for the Founders Edition model and other reference-based cards, and says it'll be available in early April. A block designed for Asus' ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will follow a couple of weeks later. Early May should bring two different blocks for the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X and Gigabyte's Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Last but not least, there will be a unit designed for EVGA's thermal-sensor-studded GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 coming in late May.

All of these GeForce GTX 1080 Ti waterblocks will be available in "classic nickel" and "acetal and nickel" finishes. The versions designed for specific custom cards may fit additional models. EK has a configurator page set up to help buyers pick out the correct block for their card. For example, the water block for the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X card like fits the company's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming (non-X) model.

The waterblocks will be available for pre-order on April 5. MSI has released photos of a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti with a pre-installed EK waterblock, but hasn't offered additional details about that card. Gamers set on buying an MSI card and an EK waterblock might want to wait for more information about that all-in-one model instead.

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    • cynan
    • 3 years ago

    Pssst. You can use full-cover Titan X waterblocks for the 1080 Tis. The reference board layout, at least, is virtually the same on both cards. The biggest difference being the missing memory module on the 1080 .Ti

      • Zalansho
      • 3 years ago

      This is exactly what I did with my FE 1080 Ti. One difference that the new FE block has is that it fully supports single slot configuration, as you can see in the article picture. They probably updated the VRM coverage too, but that’s mostly a matter of instructions and thermal tape.

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