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Meet the Latest EK Water Blocks for TUF RTX 3080 and 3090

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EK®, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is ready to offer its premium high-performance GPU water block for the ASUS® TUF edition of NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 30 Series graphics cards. This new water block is named EK-Quantum Vector TUF RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB, and it is exclusively engineered for the ASUS TUF RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 GPUs. An EK Water Block for TUF GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 Graphics Cards.

An EK Water Block for TUF GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 Graphics Cards

The new water block has a smaller footprint than ROG Strix cards, which makes it a better fit for smaller form factors PCs. It’s 148mm wide and 267mm long and cools all key components on the GPU’s printed circuit board. This gives the water block advantage on the market of having a clean design, showing off all of the cooling liquid, and cooling all of the necessary components.

The EK-Quantum Vector TUF RTX 3080/3090 water block is compatible with ASUS TUF RTX 3080 and 3090 graphics cards. This Vector water block actively cools the GPU, top-facing VRAM, MOSFETs in the VRM section, and PWM controller. Using such a design – that is in contact with every single inductor on the PCB – minimizes the chances of any potential coil whine.

These newly developed TUF water blocks feature clean, symmetrically-shaped, optimized flow paths that reduce hydrodynamic instabilities and vortexing (dead spots) inside of them.

An Open Split-Flow cooling engine design is implemented, which proved to be a superior solution for GPU water blocks. It is characterized by low hydraulic flow restriction, meaning it can be used with weaker water pumps or pumps running on low-speed settings, and still achieve top performance. The jet plate and fin structure geometry have been optimized to provide even flow distribution with minimal losses and optimal performance when used in any given coolant flow orientation, unlike some products that are currently available on the market.

Current Compatibility List for EK-Quantum Vector TUF RTX 3080/3090

Card name

ASUS TUF RTX 3090 24G Gaming

ASUS TUF RTX 3080 10G Gaming

 

Backplate for the TUF RTX 3080/3090 Water Block

EK recommends the purchase of a retention backplate, which improves the overall aesthetics of your graphics cards, and also provides additional passive cooling for the GPU core, backside VRAM on the 3090 cards, and backside of the printed circuit board VRM section.

Upcoming NVIDIA RTX 30 Series Water Blocks

There are probably a lot of questions about other RTX 30 Series water blocks as well – for the AIB cards and Founders Edition especially. EK water blocks for EVGA XC3 Series graphics cards will follow in a matter of weeks, while the Founders Edition water blocks will take a bit longer since EK is preparing something really special for those graphics cards.

Availability and Pricing

The EK-Quantum Vector TUF RTX 3080/3090 full-cover water blocks and backplates are made and assembled in Slovenia, Europe, and are available for pre-order through the EK Webshop or EK Partner Reseller Network. The water blocks and backplates are expected to ship out mid-October, or possibly even sooner. In the table below you can see the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP).

For more information, please refer to our Official Press Release.

Link to images and product photos: Download Images.

EK-Predicted MSRP Prices, VAT Included

EAN Code

Name

EUR End-User Price

3831109832608

EK-Quantum Vector TUF RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB - Nickel + Plexi

164,90

3831109832615

EK-Quantum Vector TUF RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB - Nickel + Acetal

159,90

3831109832622

EK-Quantum Vector TUF RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB Backplate - Black

42,90

3831109832639

EK-Quantum Vector TUF RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB Backplate - Nickel

49,90