One of the unexpected discoveries on the showfloor at Computex this year was a waterblock from Alphacool. As part of the Eis (‘Ice’) family, the Eisblock GPX is a waterblock for the biggest cards from NVIDIA and AMD, but features one important action: the ability to adjust the waterblock from connecting vertically or horizontally.
When connecting GPU waterblocks, the direction of the connectors will assist in the total volume that the build can take, or when connecting multiple regions into a single loop, will assist in also keeping the bulk down. Up until this point, users had to buy waterblocks with the direction of the pipes fixed to each block, meaning that the type of block had to be planned in advance. With the Eisblock GPX, Alphacool is hoping to make that a thing of the past: buy one block and it can do both.
Alphacool has stated in a Facebook (via Videocardz) post that they have the Cooler, Manual, and Packaging all completed for the next-generation NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards. In the same Facebook post, they state that the Custom Designs are currently being worked on & its focus is to ensure that the water block provides the performance that Alphacool is known.
One user wanted to Alphacool to specify that these new coolers will be for the GeForce RTX 30 series and not the existing GeForce RTX 30 series. This user also asked a very important question, “You have the specs already?” This question and the answer that Alphacool gave shows that they have already received the necessary information from NVIDIA.
The company stated, “For the new coming up Nvidia cards, yes, we have.” This shows that they received the information, most likely, by NVIDIA themselves. its water block will be designed with NVIDIA’s quirky new polygonal PCB with a triangular tail-end, this new design will utilize its latest cooling solution that uses fans on either side of the card to have adequate airflow. In a similar fashion, EKWB is also readying its next-generation of water blocks for NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards.
Little other information about these upcoming coolers is known and until the next generation of NVIDIA graphics cards is available until the announcement which is planned for the 1st of September.