EKWB Unveil Vector² Water-Block for ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3070 Ti GPUs
Mike Sanders / 4 months ago
EK Water Blocks (EKWB) has introduced a whole series of Vector² liquid cooling products designed for use with ASUS ROG Strix RTX graphics cards. ROG RTX 3070 Ti cards get their Vector² water block with passive backplate, and optional backplates in nickel finish to customize your water-cooled 3070 Ti ASUS GPU to your own desires.
EKWB Vector² Water-Block for ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3070 Ti GPUs
The EK-Quantum Vector² Strix RTX 3070 Ti D-RGB is a complete liquid cooling solution including a new plexi Vector² water block, black-anodized aluminium backplate, and a mounting mechanism. The new look of the next-gen water blocks is dominated by minimalist straight lines. The 3rd-generation EKWB Vector cooling engine combines the jet plate with a 3D machined Plexi insert to improve flow distribution and thermal performance. This new cooling engine is still based on an Open Split-Flow cooling engine design, 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. Great care was taken to achieve a symmetrical flow domain by utilizing an internal bridge to secondary components. This was done to ensure the cooling of secondary components without sacrificing flow distribution over the GPU core.
All Vector² GPU water blocks use a thick 11 mm copper cold plate with an acetal terminal attached directly and a robust single o-ring top design. This simple construction provides confidence during customization and maintenance. This water block with a Plexi top has D-RGB LED lighting deployed on the longest edge of the water block for improved uniformity and brightness. The PCB and diodes are concealed inside a clean aluminium extrusion.
Tactile magnetic covers are used to conceal the terminal screws, which allows rotating the branding when the GPU is inverted in the case.
EK-Matrix7 standardizes the dimensions of the products, including the port position and spacing, making liquid cooling loop assembly easier and more intuitive. All Vector² products feature full EK-Matrix7 compliance in every axis, ensuring ease of integration and alignment with all other EK-Matrix7 products. This brings perfect alignment of ports in both horizontal or vertical positions, meaning less time used for planning the loop, bending tubes, and the end result will still be an epic build.
EK-Quantum Vector² Backplate
Each Vector² water block comes with a CNC-machined black-anodized backplate, but an alternative finish of the backplate is also available – Nickel. Captive nickel-plated mounting screws are included with these backplates to replace the original black screws. The backplate has a new L-shaped profile that touches the base of the water block and encloses the entire GPU while increasing the cooling surface resulting in even better performance. By connecting to the water block, which is far more efficient at heat transfer, performance is further increased.
Captive backplate screws simplify installation, ensuring the correct length is always used where it is needed to avoid any user error or second-guessing.
EK-Quantum Vector² Strix RTX 3070 Ti water blocks and backplates are compatible with ASUS ROG RTX 3070 Ti GPUs. For a full compatibility list, please check out the EKWB Cooling Configurator (official EKWB website link below).
Price & Availability
Available to order now, EKWB has confirmed the following prices:
- EK-Quantum Vector² Strix RTX 3070 Ti D-RGB – Nickel + Plexi – €239.90
- EK-Quantum Vector² Strix RTX 3070 Ti Backplate – Nickel – €44.90
If you do, therefore, want to learn more about this and other EKWB products, you can check out their official website via the link here!
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