The German-based liquid cooling specialist Aqua Computer has added the full cover water block kryographics for GTX 980 cards to its portfolio. The block is CNC-milled from a 10mm thick high-purity electrolytic copper block while the GPU is covered by a micro structure with a 0.5mm grid. The kryographics for GTX 980 covers the GPU, RAM and other than some of the competitors also all relevant parts of the voltage control.
The contact surface of the base is high gloss polished. To gain the last bit of cooling performance the kryographics for GTX 980 also allows using thermal grease instead of thermal pads for the RAM chips.
For an easy installation the block comes with preassembled distance pieces so the screws can be tightened as far as they will go to achieve an optimal contact pressure. The block can be used with regular G1/4″ fittings and the connection terminal offers threads into both directions. In a SLI setup the regular connection terminal can be also exchanged with an optional kryoconnect adapter which connects two or more blocks directly.
Customers can chose from six different models. The base part of the kryographics GTX 980 is available as plain copper or in a nickel plated variant. The top comes with an engraved stainless steel cover or a transparent acrylic glass cover which is also available in a grey version.
Like the base the acrylic glass cover is also milled from a solid block. To avoid the risk of cracks Aqua Computer uses casted original Plexiglas and does not drill any threads inside the cover. The cover is held in place by a stainless steel frame which allows for an evenly distributed pressure.
The blocks with a copper base will be available by the end of the week while the nickel plated variants will be available in about two weeks.
Variants and prices:
- kyographics for GTX 980 – 89,90 Euro
- kyographics for GTX 980 acrylic glass edition – 99,90 Euro
- kyographics for GTX 980 grey acrylic glass edition – 99,90 Euro
- kyographics for GTX 980 nickel plated – 99,90 Euro
- kyographics for GTX 980 nickel plated acrylic glass edition – 109,90 Euro
- kyographics for GTX 980 nickel plated grey acrylic glass edition – 109,90 Euro
Those who look for the ultimate cooling experience will be also able to purchase a passive and active backplate in about two weeks. Both variants will be made of black anodized aluminum (no direct contact to the cooling fluid). The passive backplate will cost 24,90 Euro while the active variant with the protected heatpipe system “XCS” will cost 39,90 Euro.