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EK®, the premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is updating the current 3080/3090 reference Quantum Vector lineup with extended compatibility high-performance water blocks, created specifically for reference-design-based NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 3000 series graphics cards. The EK-Quantum Vector RE RTX 3080/3090 high-performance water blocks are compatible most reference design 3080/3090 GPUs.
These water blocks are purpose-designed with a much thicker 11.2 mm copper base to clear the tall capacitors on most reference design graphics cards. This gives the water block advantage on the market of having a clean design and a wider compatibility list, without sacrificing any coolant flow restriction. The RE version of the block features additional cutouts on the base to accommodate non-standard fan-headers and additional PCB components that certain reference designs have.
These 2nd generation Vector water blocks directly cool the GPU, VRAM, and the VRM (voltage regulation module) as cooling liquid is channeled right over these critical areas. The water block is in contact with MOSFETs and chokes to maximize cooling and minimize the chances of coil whine, unlike some products that are currently available on the market.