Earlier in the week, we got our first glimpse of what might be the GTX 1080 might look like. That was pretty much what we expected given what saw earlier of leaked GTX 1080/1070 cooler shrouds. Today, VideoCardz has found someone who has been able to tear down the cooler shroud of the 1080/1070 and show us just how they are made. The shroud reportedly comes in 4 separate parts that are put together to form the entire component.
In the case of this specific leak, the process used is die-sinking. The biggest part comes with the GTX 10_0 punched out, with the third spot left uncut. This will allow for easier reuse to turn it either in GTX 1070 or GTX 1080 shrouds as production needs dictate. The polygonal fan bracket itself is made of magnesium alloy and is the next largest piece. Finally, we have a Nvidia logo and a side panel that has GeForce GTX punched out.
More and more leaks are expected given the fact that GP104 has already entered mass production. There is no way for GP104 to arrive at Computex unless Nvidia already has everything being made. At this point, we should be seeing GP104 cards starting to be shipped to stores in preparation for the launch. All we need now is a leak confirming the GTX 1060Ti.
The latest graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia are on their way, and that means one thing, someone has them! The new cards are no doubt undergoing a lot of development, testing and manufacturing in various parts of the world, so leaked information is always inevitable. The latest batch of images show us what appears to be a new shroud design for the 1000 series of cards from Nvidia, namely their GTX 1070 and 1080 designs.
The revised NVTTM cooling solution design features a similar design to the current crop of cards, but with a much more aggressive and angular design. Of course, we’ve seen many leaks in the past and for the most part these days, they’re often right on the money. However, after the whole Nintendo NX controller fiasco, we have to advice you all to take these images with one more pinch of salt than usual.
That being said, we’re about two months away from Computex, and only a week away from Nvidia GTC, so it makes sense that some cards would be getting produced, at least in terms of visual design, to be featured at these shows. Nvidia are going to want to show off something at their own event and Computex, it just makes sense.
You can see the metal housing in the images, as well as CNC machines and cutting fluid. Could this be an Nvidia production line, or just part of an elaborate hoax? My gut instinct is saying these are real, but with any luck, we won’t have much longer to find out the truth.
Are you looking forwards to the 1000 series of cards from Nvidia? Let us know in the comments section below.
EVGA launches the Hybrid Faceoff Program and offers their existing Hybrid Card customers a free upgrade in the form of a new and improved shroud for their cards. For a limited time, and while supply lasts, all EVGA customers who have one of the three participating cards are eligible for this upgrade.
The free does have one small hitch, you will have to pay for shipping and handling. But the new shroud in itself is free of charge. The offer applies to customers who have purchased an EVGA GeForce Titan X Hybrid, GTX 980 Ti Hybrid, or a GTX 980 Hybrid graphics card.
The new shroud will give the cards a fresher look and lighter look. EVGA removed the X-shaped design and opted for a more simple approach. The new shroud also updates the look with an LED, allowing you to light it up and show off your fancy hardware with pride.
The trade-in should be very simple and you only need to head over to the EVGA mini-site and log in with your EVGA account, fill in a few details and you should be good to go.
I like the new EVGA Hybrid shroud design quite a bit more than the old one. It looks more like a Nvidia card and generally just lighter. Would you opt for the new shroud if you had one of these cards or do you like the old versions better? Let us know.
Here we have an interesting product for liquid cooling enthusiasts that I spotted on my rounds today. Ive heard of ModWithMe before, they made custom products for clients but this will be their first mass produced product.
I went ahead and contacted Sander Van Der Velden and this was what they had to say:
After 2 months of careful design, bouncing the concept backwards and forwards between our Customer Counsel, our people from the Technical University and the ModWithMe Design Team we are finally able to show you the first picture of our upcoming product release!
We call this the ShroudRes and it revolves around the concept of optimizing space requirements by integrating the fans, the reservoir and the radiator into ONE combo pack.
By making the reservoir the fancasing we have been able to reduce space requirements in small builds (the rad/res/fan combo is only 60mm thick with a 30mm radiator)
By removing big reservoirs inside the case we have improved the airflow.
By allowing only visibility to the good looking parts we have improved the esthetical value of the fans.
The ShroudRes is available in 120/240/360/480 configurations and will be rolling off the ModWithMe production line from the 1st of September!
Watch this space for your chance to be among the first to own one as the pre-order starts in 1 week!
Sander van der Velden
He also provided a couple of sneak shots especially for eTeknix
So come the first of September we should be seeing a new dawn in innovative liquid cooling products and a new review here at eTeknix!