EK unveils new GeForce® GTX 1080 water blocks

Published: May 23rd 2016, 13:13 GMT

EK Water Blocks, Slovenia based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce full-cover liquid cooling solution for NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 series graphics cards, based on Pascal GP104 graphics processor.


Designed for best performance

EK-FC1080 GTX is a new Full-Cover water block, designed for NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Founders Edition graphics cards. The block comes in four different variations and each of them directly cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas, thus allowing the graphics card and its VRM to remain stable under high overclocks. Performance-wise all variants of the block are the same, the only difference being the overall aesthetics. Each EK-FC1080 GTX water block covers the entire PCB of the card and with the corresponding retention backplate, users get visually stunning GPU in their system.

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Two Plexi variants; EK-FC1080 GTX (left) and EK-FC1080 GTX – Nickel (right)

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Two Acetal variants; EK-FC1080 GTX – Acetal (left) and EK-FC1080 GTX – Acetal+Nickel (right)

Every EK-FC1080 GTX water block features a central inlet split-flow cooling engine design – just like with the flagship EK-Supremacy EVO CPU water block – for best possible cooling performance. Such type of heat exchanger also works flawlessly with the reversed water flow without adversely affecting the cooling performance. Moreover, this radical design offers great hydraulic performance, allowing this product to be used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps.

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Beautifully machined details and distinctive EK design.

The base is made of electrolytic copper (EK-FC1080 GTX and EK-FC1080 GTX – Acetal) or nickel-plated electrolytic copper (EK-FC1080 GTX – Nickel and EK-FC1080 GTX – Acetal+Nickel) while the top is made of quality POM Acetal or acrylic (again, depending on the variant). There is no difference in performance between different bases. Screw-in brass standoffs are pre-installed and allow for safe installation procedure.

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Electrolytic copper base (1st and 2nd from the left) and nickel-plated electrolytic copper base (3rd and 4th from the left) with pre-installed standoffs.

In order to simplify the search for suitable and compatible water block EK is adding newly released graphics cards and motherboards from various manufacturers to EK Cooling Configurator database and compatible graphics cards are being added to the list on a daily basis:

Availability and pricing

EK-FC1080 GTX water blocks are made in Slovenia, Europe and will be available for purchase through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network on Friday, 27th of May, 2016. An aesthetic retention backplates, which also cool the memory IC on the backside of the circuit board, will also become available for separate purchase. In the table below you can find the MSRP with VAT included:

NameInterconnectivity method
MSRP (incl. VAT)
EK-FC1080 GTXFC Terminal / HD Tube99.95€
EK-FC1080 GTX – AcetalFC Terminal / HD Tube99.95€
EK-FC1080 GTX – NickelFC Terminal / HD Tube109.95€
EK-FC1080 GTX – Acetal+NickelFC Terminal / HD Tube109.95€
EK-FC1080 GTX Backplate – Black29.95€
EK-FC1080 GTX Backplate – Blue33.95€
EK-FC1080 GTX Backplate – Red33.95€
EK-FC1080 GTX Backplate – Gold33.95€
EK-FC1080 GTX Backplate – Nickel37.95€

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