Bykski Releases First Waterblock for Nvidia RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 Founders Edition Cards

2020-09-08

With the launch of the Nvidia Founder's Edition RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 cards, one of the. This waterblock covers the memory, VRM circuitry, and GPU, accommodating for the V-shaped cutout., and one 'standard' reference design that features a more ordinary rectangular shape. Watercooling company , but thus far there has been no sign for a block for the Founder's Edition cards. Until now. 

Manufacturer Bykski has outed a waterblock for the FE cards, as listed at . This waterblock covers the memory, VRM circuitry, and GPU, accomodating for the V-shaped cutout.

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Of course, the question you really have to ask yourself is why you would want to bother watercooling a Founder's Edition card. The unusual design is there to accommodate the , and it would be a shame to pay the Nvidia premium for this card if you could simply opt for a more regular-design card from one of Nvidia's AIBs and ditch a cheaper cooler. 

If you do though, Bykski's waterblock does look the part. The variant with the nickel-plated copper base and an acrylic top is currently sold out, and there is no other version for the FE cards yet. Pricing is set at €140 for European customers. It's unclear whether this block specifically will make it to the US, but I'm sure there will be a US option in due time.