NZXT Release Their Kraken G10 GPU Water Cooler Bracket
Peter Donnell / 10 years ago
With rapid developments in the world of all-in-one liquid cooling, CPU cooling has become simple, cost-effective and most importantly, powerful. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for aftermarket GPU cooling. At least not until now.
The Kraken G10 is designed to finally bring high performance, cost-effective cooling to the GPU by incorporating existing all-in-one liquid cooling technology to a majority of modern video cards, regardless of chipset or manufacturer. Effectively you can take something like the Kraken X60 AIO water cooler and use it on your graphics card, how cool is that!
Made entirely of steel, the Kraken G10 bracket allows users to mount NZXT Kraken coolers as well as non-NZXT brand liquid coolers to their GPU with ease. (See compatibility list for compatible coolers) Included with the bracket is a 92mm fan used to cool the VRM and other video card components.
Combined with the high performance abilities of the Kraken cooler, the Kraken G10 offers over 40% cooling increases over stock coolers*, a level of performance that is traditionally only achievable with a costly custom liquid cooled setup. Combined with Nvidia’s GPU Boost 2.0 or AMD’s PowerTune, Kraken G10 equipped video cards can perform cooler and faster than ever.
The Kraken G10 also includes zip-tie points to hide tubing behind its slick exterior, ensuring your video card looks just as amazing as it performs. Available now for just €29.99, the Kraken G10 comes in black, white or red.
It will be interesting to see what level of performance these really offer and we hope to have them in for review soon. My main concern is how you’ll cool the VRM on the GPU, with the cooling block only covering the chip. Something that is easily addressed with a custom loop or after market radiator / fan cooler.
*Internal testing performed using a Kraken X40 cooler and Nvidia GTX-780 reference cooler (cooling performance will vary depending on cooler and video card).
Thank you NZXT for providing us with this information.
Images courtesy of NZXT.