Inno3D iChill Frostbite Brings Custom Water Cooling Goodness To GeForce RTX Series
Inno3D is giving NVIDIA's recently announced GeForce RTX series graphics cards a chilly reception. We mean that literally—as in, the company has introduced a line of GeForce RTX models with custom liquid cooling blocks attached, making it easy to incorporate these new cards into systems with existing water cooling setups.
The new liquid-cooled cards are part of Inno3D's iChill Frostbite series. There are three models—iChill GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Frostbite, iChill GeForce RTX 2080 Frostbite, and iChill GeForce RTX 2070 Frostbite. Each one sports a full-length waterblock with inlets and outlets for connecting water cooling hoses.
"The iChill Frostbite is built with pure copper and is nickel plated, which completely seals the heatsink protecting it. Increased cooling performance is enabled with thin thermal pads and close proximity with radiator and component. It also has ultra-thin cooling fins at 0.6mm thick that stand 0.6mm between each other resulting in maximum possible cooling performance," Inno3D says.
Naturally, the new cards are also feature RGB lighting, because what doesn't these days? Combined with colored liquid, the lighting can highlight what's likely to be the showpiece of your build.
It was only a matter of time before liquid-cooled variants of the GeForce RTX series emerged. Inno3D claims it is first out of the gate with a liquid cooling solution for the new cards, though if you're not running a custom water cooling loop (and don't plan to), the company also has a line of GeForce RTX cards with all-in-one liquid coolers attached. These are also marketed under the iChill banner.
Inno3D did not say how much its new cards cost or when they will be available.