EK Water Blocks has announced the impending launch of its family of full-coverage water blocks for Nvidia's latest GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, which are available in acrylic or acetal variants with or without backplates.
Designed to help tame the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and improve overclocking performance, EK Water Blocks' full-coverage designs include - as you would expect from full-coverage blocks - direct contact with the GPU, RAM, and voltage regulator modules (VRMs), each of which has coolant flowing over the top. The company has used, it details, a split-flow central inlet design which it claims can operate in forward or reverse flow modes with zero impact on its performance. Additionally, the company claims, the design of the block makes it suitable for use in low-pressure loops with underpowered pumps - suggesting it may be well-suited to those who have already invested in a CPU-only loop and are looking to expand without replacing an existing pump.
Both models of block are constructed from nickel-plated copper with an upper surface made from acrylic or POM acetal depending on which model is purchased. The former version also includes two pre-drilled holes able to accept 3mm LEDs for custom lighting, lacking from the acetal variant. Both include a bundled single-slot adaptor bracket.
EK Water Blocks has priced the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti full-coverage blocks at €119.95 each in acrylic or acetal (around £103 including VAT), with an optional backplate available in black at €29.95 or nickel at €37.95 (around £26 and £32 respectively, including VAT.) The blocks are due to begin shipping from April 12th, with more information and a small pre-order discount available on the official product pages