EK Launches a TUF Water block – EK-Quantum Vector TUF RTX 3070
EK®, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is ready to offer its premium high-performance GPU water block for ASUS® TUF editions of NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 30 Series graphics cards. This new water block is named EK-Quantum Vector TUF RTX 3070 D-RGB and is exclusively engineered for ASUS TUF RTX 3070 GPUs.
An EK Water Block for ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 3070 Graphics Cards
This water block is 255mm long and 149mm tall and cools all key components on the GPU’s printed circuit board. The EK-Quantum Vector TUF RTX 3070 is compatible with ASUS TUF RTX 3070 graphics cards. This Vector water block actively cools the GPU, top-facing VRAM, power stages, and chokes in the VRM section.
The newly developed TUF water blocks feature clean, 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.
The base of the water block is CNC-machined out of nickel-plated electrolytic copper, while its top is CNC-machined out of glass-like cast Acrylic. The 2nd generation Vector GPU water block also features an Acetal terminal. The watertight sealing is ensured by high-quality EPDM O-rings, while brass standoffs are already pre-installed and allow for a safe and easy installation procedure.
Current Compatibility List for EK-Quantum Vector TUF RTX 3070
|TUF Gaming GeForce RTX™ 3070|
|TUF Gaming GeForce RTX™ 3070 OC Edition|
EK recommends you refer to the EK Cooling Configurator for a precise compatibility match. Compatible graphics cards are being added to the database daily.
D-RGB Lighting on EK-Quantum Vector TUF RTX 3070 D-RGB
The aesthetic end-piece is housing the addressable D-RGB LED strip. These water blocks boast a total of 8 individually addressable RGB LEDs and are compatible with popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers. The arrow marking on the 3-pin D-RGB LED connector is to be aligned with the +5V marking on the D-RGB (addressable) header.
Backplate for the TUF RTX 3070 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 cards, and backside of the printed circuit board VRM section on ASUS TUF GPUs.
Availability and Pricing
The EK-Quantum Vector TUF RTX 3070 full-cover water block and backplates are made and assembled in Slovenia, Europe, and are available for pre-order through the EK Webshop and dedicated reseller network. These water blocks and backplates are expected to ship out in early June 2021. In the table below, you can see the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP).
|EK-Quantum Vector TUF RTX 3070 D-RGB – Nickel + Plexi||174.90€||Pre-Order!|
|EK-Quantum Vector TUF RTX 3070 Backplate – Black||42.90€||Pre-Order!|
|EK-Quantum Vector TUF RTX 3070 Backplate – Nickel||49.90€||Pre-Order!|