ASUS and EKWB join forces for water-cooled NVIDIA RTX 30 Series GPUs

Asus Ekwb Rtx 30 Series Water Cooled
Asus Ekwb Rtx 30 Series Water Cooled (Image credit: ASUS)

What you need to know

  • ASUS partnered with EKWB for water-cooled RTX 30 Series graphics cards.
  • The water block is mounted by ASUS during manufacturing, but it's designed by EKWB.
  • The water-cooled RTX 3070, 3080, and 3090 are expected to launch lated in November.

If you're a water-cooling enthusiast, ASUS just unveiled a new line of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards that will be up your alley. Teaming up with EKWB, ASUS revealed water-cooled versions of the RTX 3070, 3080, and 3090, all of which feature water blocks designed by EKWB.

"The precision of ASUS Auto-Extreme technology and stringent validation during manufacturing guarantees reliability, while the low hydraulic restriction split-flow cooling system maximizes thermal dissipation across critical components and demonstrates the very best of EK design," ASUS said in a press release. "These high-powered solutions are elegantly combined to have a single-slot footprint, which enables compatibility with a wide range of chassis, including small-form-factor builds."

ASUS' Auto-Extreme tech is meant to ensure that components are soldered to the board with "extreme precision." The cards also feature aluminum backplates to help prevent flexing. That's all combined with a an EKWB water block design that should keep the cards cool with whatever pump you throw at it.

The water block is designed with acrylic, letting you get a peek at the coolant as it flows by the components. There's also an RGB strip that adds some extra color to the whole setup.

The ASUS EKWB GeForce RTX 3090, 3080, and 3070 are expected to launch later this month. Look for the 3090 and 3080 starting in mid-November, and the 3070 by the end of November worldwide.

If you're looking to pick up a different 30 Series card, they're all in short supply at the moment. However, here's where to buy NVIDIA RTX 30-series graphics cards right now.

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