This is the 2nd generation Vector GPU water block from the EK® Quantum Line, designed for EVGA® XC3 RTX 3080 and 3090 graphics cards.
The Vector block actively cools the GPU, VRAM (on the front), MOSFETs, and chokes in the VRM. It contacts every single inductor in the VRM area to suppress any potential coil whine.
The Vector block directly cools the GPU, VRAM, and the VRM as a cooling liquid is channeled right over these critical areas. The block is in contact with MOSFETs and chokes to maximize cooling and minimize the chances of coil whine.
These newly developed blocks feature optimized flow paths that reduce hydrodynamic instabilities and vortexing (dead spots) inside of them. Additionally, this new design allows the terminal to be screwed directly onto the copper cold plate of the GPU block, making it more rigid and reducing the chances of damaging the water block.
The EK-Quantum Vector Series use an Open Split-Flow cooling engine design. The jet plate and fin structure geometry have been optimized to provide even flow distribution with minimal losses and optimal performance.
Fin array is populated by 27 microfins with 0.5mm wide microchannels that provide optimal cooling performance, without unnecessary flow restrictions or clogging hazards.
The base of the block is CNC-machined out of nickel-plated electrolytic copper, while its top is CNC-machined out of durable black POM acetal. These 2nd generation Vector GPU water blocks also feature acetal terminals that match the top cover.
The aesthetic end-piece is housing the addressable D-RGB LED strip. This water block boasts a total of 12 individually addressable RGB LEDs, and it is compatible with popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers.
- EK-Quantum Vector XC3 RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB
- Mounting mechanism with screw-in brass standoffs
- Necessary mounting screws, nuts, and washers
- 2x Nickel plated brass plug G1/4”
- EK-Loop Multi Allen Key (6mm, 8mm, 9mm)
- Thermal pads
- Thermal grease EK-TIM Ectotherm (1g)
- Dimensions: (LxHxW) - 275x124x20.5mm
- D-RGB cable length: 500mm
- D-RGB LED count: 12
- D-RGB connector standard 3-pin (+5V, Data, Blocked, Ground)