Zotac teases GeForce GTX Titan X ArcticStorm hybrid
May 29, 2015 // 11:17 a.m.
Zotac has announced a new graphics card based on Nvidia's GeForce GTX Titan X design but featuring a hybrid air- and liquid-cooling system it claims will offer the ultimate flexibility for system builders.
Dubbed the Zotac Titan X ArcticStorm, and the first in a planned new family of ArcticStorm cards, the company's latest creation appears at first glance to be a fairly standard graphics card: the dual-slot GTX Titan X PCB is hidden behind a trio of 90mm fans over an aluminium heatsink fitted with 6mm copper heatpipes. Sandwiched between the heatsink and the PCB, however, is Zotac's secret sauce: a copper coldplate water-block with 10mm connectors.
The card can be used, Zotac claims, in an air-only configuration, while those looking for a quieter system - the fans are disabled below 65 degrees Celsius - or higher overclocks can add the graphics card to a liquid-cooling system. When not connected to a liquid-cooling pump and radiator, the 10mm connectors are protected by dust covers.
Additional tweaks to the design include Zotac's 'Exoarmor' metal wrap-around back-plate and fan shrouding and carbon fibre detailing. The stock clock is 1,026MHz base and 1,114MHz boost, a slight increase on the 1,000MHz/1,086MHz of a stock Nvidia GeForce Titan X, while the 12GB memory remains at stock speeds - but is, naturally, overclockable if the user so desires.
Zotac is keeping pricing and availability details quiet ahead of the card's formal unveiling at Computex in Taipei next month, where the company is also to show off an AMD FX-powered Zbox mini-PC, a fanless Intel-based C-series model, and a pair of high-end gaming-spec small form factor systems dubbed the E Series and equipped with mobile Nvidia GeForce GTX GPUs.