H2O Custom Graphics Cards are professionally installed by watercooling experts who ensure that your hardware is handled with extreme care and pre tested to ensure that it arrives to you in full working order. We install the performance processor of your choice and use premium ‘Thermal Grizzly’ non-conductive Thermal Materials to enhance the cooling capabilities of the Graphics Card VGA Cooling block and keep your hardware safe.
Included in the installation is precision installed performance thermal pads on all graphics card hot spots including the memory modules and VRM that will increase the thermal conductivity of the Graphics Card Block and allow maximum heat transfer from your performance hardware into your custom watercooling setup.
To install and run an H2O Custom Graphics Cards in your system, you will need to use appropriate watercooling hardware to support the cooling potential of the block.
Links Ltd. recommends the following for optimised performance:
– A Thick 240mm Radiator for a loop including a single H2O Custom Graphics Card
A 360mm Radiator for a loop including a single H2O Custom Graphics Card and a high performance quad core CPU
– A Thick 360mm Radiator for a loop including a single H2O Custom Graphics Card and an overclocked quad or hex core CPU
– A 480mm Radiator for a loop including two H2O Custom Graphics Cards and a high performance quad core CPU
These figures should be used as a rough estimate and we suggest that if adding more items into your watercooling loop that you take appropriate measures to enhance your cooling system.
H2O Custom Graphics Cards provide the perfect platform for GPU overclocking by giving your Graphics Card optimised running conditions to perform at its best and allow you to overclock your system to higher frequencies whilst keeping the Processor and power array on your Graphics Card at a lower operating temperatures.
EK Strix Water Block
The EK-Vector Strix RTX 2080 Ti RGB high-performance water block is specially designed for ROG Strix version of NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards. The water block itself uses the signature EK® single slot slim look, and it covers the entire PCB length. This sophisticated cooling solution will transform your powerful ROG graphics card into a minimalistic, elegant piece of hardware with accented RGB LED lighting. The block also features a unique aesthetic cover over the block Terminal which is designed to showcase the graphics card model via LEDs, visible from the side.
The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ROG STRIX O11G represents the cutting edge of graphics card technology. The TU104 GPU of the RTX 2080 is built on the Turing architecture, utilises the new 12 nm FinFET manufacturing process with the TU102-300 graphics chip in addition to GDDR6-VRAM to make for a significant leap forward in terms of speed when compared to the 10- series. The reason behind the name change to “GeForce RTX” lies in the deployment of Ray-Tracing Technology, this unlocks incredibly realistic lighting and shadow effects.
The Features of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ROG STRIX O11G at a Glance
Triple-fan cooler design with RGB-LED lighting
High GPU base clock: 1.350 MHz
Massive GPU boost clock: 1.665 MHz
New generation of VRAM: 11 GB GDDR6
Ultra-fast memory: 7.000 MHz (14.000 MHz effective)
Memory bus bandwidth: 352 Bit
Memory throughput: 616 GB/s
Pure computational power: 4.352 CUDA Cores (Shader)
Low TDP: 250 Watt
Additional PCIe power connectors: 2x 8 Pin
Display outputs: 2x DP 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0b, 1x USB 3.1 Type C (VirtualLink)
Cooler Design and Clock Frequencies of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ROG STRIX O11G
The ASUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ROG STRIX O11G has a Base Clock of 1.350 MHz. When under heavy loads, the clock frequencies of the graphics chip increase automatically up to a Boost Clock of up to 1.665 MHz. The innovative and incredibly fast GDDR6-VRAM is clocked at 7.000 MHz (14.000 MHz effective), meaning that the 11 GB of VRAM is sufficient for 4K-resolution gaming as well as making immersion in Virtual Reality a treat for the senses. In terms of the cooler design, a triple-fan design is utilised.