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EVGA Intros GeForce GTX Titan X With Hybrid Water Cooling Solution

Just yesterday we shared the news that Zotac built a GTX Titan X graphics card that has a cooler that can be hooked up to a custom liquid loop. Today, another manufacturer joined the fun in deviating from the standard reference cooler design. EVGA just announced the GTX Titan X Hybrid, which essentially comes with a similar kind of cooler as the AMD Radeon R9 295X2, featuring a closed loop.

The cooler takes the standard drum-type fan from the reference cooler on the Titan X and replaces the shroud with another model that has cutouts where the tubes for the water cooling can come out. These tubes lead to a 120 mm radiator that exclusively cools the GPU. The drum-type fan cools the memory and VRM circuitry.

Because of the way this card is built, installing it should be a snap. The loop is pre-filled and doesn't need any maintenance. It allows the GPU to run at an impressive 1152 MHz, with typical boost speeds of 1241 MHz. The 12 GB of GDDR5 memory remains untouched, running at 7.0 GHz.

The most surprising part, though, aside from the fact that Nvidia appears to have loosened up with cooling solutions for AIB Titan X cards (in the past, vendors were not allowed to alter the PCB design or cooling solution on Titan-series cards), is that the price isn't all that much higher than a standard Titan X, costing $1,099.

Of course, it's still a hefty price to pay, but a $100 premium for adding a liquid cooler and overclocking it from the factory is actually not bad at all. You can buy the card immediately here from EVGA directly.

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  • BulkZerker
    Pretty sad that nvidia needs a closed loop solution to properly cool their card. I bet itb doubles as a space heater in the winter. /s

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  • Emanuel Elmo
    did you say that for the 290x as well? pfff
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  • FriedZombie
    and Back plate, all the EVGA Hybrid edition cards comes with a back plate.
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  • SXcite
    better go with a 295x than this
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  • skit75
    15953212 said:
    better go with a 295x than this

    Ugh.... not again:sarcastic:
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  • TechyInAZ
    Cool! I wonder how somebody would fit three of these in their full tower?
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  • soccerplayer88
    Pretty sad that nvidia needs a closed loop solution to properly cool their card. I bet itb doubles as a space heater in the winter. /s

    And AMD is doing so much better right?
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  • MrLawlessGaming
    Cool! I wonder how somebody would fit three of these in their full tower?

    I don't imagine it would be a huge problem because the tubing is coming out the side, not the bottom of the card. If you had 3 x 120mm fan mounts on your side panel, it would probably work perfectly,
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  • MrLehi99
    Pretty sad that nvidia needs a closed loop solution to properly cool their card. I bet itb doubles as a space heater in the winter. /s
    Uh, they don't need a water cooler, it can comfortably run in the mid nineties if it needs to and the stock blower cooler does just fine with really decent noise output. The stock cooler also looks pretty damn awesome on the Titan X. All this card is for is to squeeze out some more high end users who want water cooling performance, but don't want the price of a custom loop.
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  • JoeMomma
    I am sure that the air cooled Titan is still great even if the stock speed is set to maintain safe temps. With water cooling the chart dropped from 85 to 50, I know that's hype but it's significant. I o/c my lesser geforce, but I find that after it heats up to 60C, it slows back down to stock turbo speed. Titan X does not need to be water cooled. But I want the w/c one so I can O/c the hell out of it.
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