Gigabyte Shows Their New GPU Cooling Kit
Gigabyte has been touring Europe showing off their very first, originally designed, closed-loop water cooling kit for graphics cards.
Closed-loop systems have been around for a few years, mostly on CPUs where water-cooling is becoming more and more mainstream as the years go on. CPU coolers are also generally a lot smaller as the modern CPU (especially Intel) run a lot cooler than they once did even 5 to 6 years ago.
GPUs, however, are going in the opposite direction getting larger and running a lot warmer requiring a beefier cooling system to make sure you’re playing your game as smoothly as possible. So what did Gigabyte do? They pretty much said “f@#k it” and created a giant cooling system that rests on top of your tower containing all of the cooling equipment you need to keep those GPUs at a comfortable level. This beast is designed with SLI’d systems in mind and is fully capable and ready out-of-the-box to deliver water cooling to a Tri-SLI system with independent controls to set pump and fan speeds.
Gigabyte made a name for itself with their WindForce air cooling systems they used for their GPUs and now plan to go the next step making their own design of a water cooling kit. During their tech tour, they showed off their water cooling system as it cooled three Geforce GTX 780 Ti’s in a Tri-SLI configuration.
One aspect that wasn’t discussed was how well it handles overclocking, something that many enthusiasts that are willing to spend the money on 3 780 Ti’s generally want to do. If it can handle an overclocked setup with three graphics cards in it, chances are we’re going to pay a premium price for the privilege of using it on our systems.
A price hasn’t been announced yet, but considering its revealed capabilities, chances are you’re looking into at least the $250-$300 range and that’s being modest.
Source: PC Gamer