Liquid-cooling specialist EK Water Blocks has announced the release of blocks compatible with the reference-design Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X graphics card.
Launched last night
, the Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X is a beast of a card, packing 12GB of RAM and a single GPU with 3,072 CUDA processing cores. It's also the most expensive single-GPU consumer card around, with US retail pricing set at an eyebrow-raising $999, and will be available exclusively in Nvidia reference designs - although several board partners have announced plans to bundle their own coolers as aftermarket add-ons.
For anyone who has a liquid-cooled rig and fancies dropping the sharp part of a grand on a new graphics card but doesn't want a fan messing up the works, EK is first out of the gate with water blocks for the cards. Compatible with the GeForce GTX Titan X regardless of board partner - thanks to Nvidia's aforementioned desire to keep the Titan family stock - the EK-FX Titan X will be available in standard, acetal, nickel, and acetal and nickel finishes with FC terminal connectivity. A nickel version featuring EK's FC Bridge Link CSQ connectivity, for those who have invested in more than one GTX Titan X, will also be available. Optional backplates in black, nickel, blue, gold, and red finishes have also been announced.
Each FC Titan X block includes coverage of the GPU, RAM and voltage regulator modules (VRMs) using EK's central-inlet split-flow design. This design, first seen in the FC980 GTX water block, is claimed to support forward and reverse flow and be suitable for use with even weaker pumps. The waterblock base is made of electrolytic copper with optional nickel plating, with acrylic or acetal top depending on model.
UK pricing for the FC Titan X family has yet to be confirmed, with UK selling the blocks to the European market from its own web store priced at €99.95 to €109.95 depending on model. Backplates are priced at €29.95 to €37.95. More information is available on the official website