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Zotac's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ArcticStorm comes with a stunning full-cover water block

By Koh Wanzi - on 19 Feb 2019, 10:57am

Zotac's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ArcticStorm comes with a stunning full-cover water block

Image Source: Zotac

Zotac has announced a brand new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti built for liquid cooling enthusiasts. First teased at CES 2019, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ArcticStorm comes with a full-cover acrylic water block that spans the entire PCB. 

The acrylic cover sits on top of an aluminum block, but the cold plate that comes into direct contact with the GPU is made from nickel-plated copper. The cold plate also features 0.3mm micro-channels to maximize the liquid flow path and improve heat dissipation. 

On the other side, the card has a metal backplate to further shore up the PCB.

The water block is equipped with standard G 1/4 threaded fittings and comes bundled with barbs that support tubing with a 10mm inner diameter, so there's compatibility with the most common solutions available on the market.

Image Source: Zotac

Anyone looking at liquid cooling probably has their sights set on overclocking as well, so the ArcticStorm also comes with a robust 16+4-phase power delivery system. In addition, there's something that Zotac calls its PowerBoost control chip that supposedly helps to minimize power fluctuations and reduce ripple noise.

The water block itself is outfitted with Zotac's Spectra 2.0 LED lighting, which you can customize using the company's FireStorm utility. There are two independent lighting zones that you can configure, and the card even has its own onboard memory to save your lighting configurations. 

The card measures 295mm long and will take up a 2-slot allowance in your case. It is also powered by two 8-pin power connectors, the same as the Founders Edition card. It's clocked slightly higher though, boasting a 1,575MHz boost clock. 

As for when it'll be available to buy, Zotac unfortunately hasn't revealed any information on price and availability yet. 

Source: Zotac

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