Water cooled reference AMD/NV GPU - will it work?

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  1. gongo

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    Was just reading around on water cooling and noted GPU core cooling benefits greatly from even using a cheap thin 120mm AIO closed loop cooler.....zip-tied to the core!!! Most tests shows a good deal drop in load temps and even beating those high end customed heatsink....in both temps/noise/weight!

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    Thinking aloud, do you think AMD could do something to encourage some form of water cooling for their next GPU? I am not sure about the feasibility of building thousands of AIO GPU, but maybe design your PCB around a fast detach shroud and access to the core, so one can slap on a built for purpose AIO cooler from Asetek...without those ghetto mods? Of cos you need to heat sinked the hell outta those VRMs..

    Or they could do like what Asus did for their formula motherboard...have hybrid barbs and water channel across the core.

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    NV obviously made a fuss about their all metal cooling for Titan, but practically if AMD could have some form of easy DIY water cooled GPU, it will be revolutionary...?
     
  2. gongo

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    But of course, in this thread, we are not really talking about real custom water cooling..because that has been done for so long....and the people who do that will find a way to water cool their GPU...so no need to make things easy...

    What i suggesting is can we see GPU being compatible with those pre-filled, closed AIO systems from Corsair/Antec/Astek .....as those CLC loops are enough to tame a hot GPU core.....they are just easy enough to slap on for your average D.I.Y PC gamers

    Further these CLC should last about 2 years.....just about enough time to buy a new GPU. :D

    Most cases adopt such a layout, so mounting should be relatively easy.
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    Just give us easy access to the GPU core....you can keep the blower fan intact to cool the VRMs
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