EVGA Cools NVIDIA's Monstrous GeForce GTX TITAN X With 'Hybrid' Liquid Cooler
As we discovered in March, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX TITAN X is a seriously powerful graphics card. Under its hood are 8 billion transistors -- 50% more than the GTX 980. Despite that, it shares the same exact form-factor and reference cooler as the GTX 980. While that's sufficient enough, given that reference cooler is quite good, it does mean that TITAN X will peak at high temperatures even easier.
Ironically, at the time of TITAN X's launch, EVGA released a 'Hybrid' liquid cooler for the GTX 980 - and not the TITAN X. It seemed inevitable that the TITAN X would be taken care of in time, though, and that time is now.
Outside of the name of the card on the front, this Hybrid model looks identical to the GTX 980 variant released in March. That's not a bad thing, though, as it gets the job done without looking too gaudy. Of course, it's the performance that really matters, and fortunately, the card delivers.
Whereas the reference TITAN X peaks at just under 85°C, EVGA's Hybrid cooler can knock that down to just over 50°C. What this means is a cooler running system overall, less noise, and perhaps even better overclocks. With the hot summer months upon us, this Hybrid card is launching at just the right time.
Because this TITAN X is water cooled, EVGA has bumped its clocks to 1,152MHz (from 1,000MHz), and ~1,241MHz for the GPU Boost clock (from ~1,089MHz). Given the cooler temperatures the Hybrid cooler will allow, I'd wager that it could be pushed a bit further than that.
If you want to buy the TITAN X with the Hybrid cooler preinstalled, it'll set you back $1,099. If you already have a TITAN X and would like to upgrade, you can purchase the cooler standalone for $109.