EVGA has expanded 970 graphics card to a water-cooled model, a series of GeForce GTX. The slightly overclocked the graphics chip “EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming” is completely pre-assembled with an enclosed and maintenance-free cooling system with 120mm radiator fan comes included. In addition, the card itself has still a radial fan.
The GPU of the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming has a base clock of 1140 MHz and a boost clock from 1279 MHz. Standard are 1051/1178 MHz. The memory clock of EVGA model on the other hand corresponds to the standard of a GTX 970th
According to EVGA GTX 970 cooler of Hybrid Gaming has contact surfaces of copper for rapid heat transfer. Voltage converters and memory modules have their own cooling solutions – separated from the actual GPU cooler – which should lead to more efficient cooling with lower chip temperatures. According to EVGA, the hybrid gaming model remains even under load below 50 ° C, while a standard GTX970 above 80 ° C can be warm.
Due to the low operating temperatures because of Wakü the card to run “virtually inaudible” because the fans are temperature-controlled.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming is currently not listed in the usual online stores, but EVGA has the graphics card itself online for 469 euros. By comparison, the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SuperClocked ACX 2.0 with air cooler, but still higher clock rates is to get already for 340 euros. For the “cooler water cooling” is thus due an associated cost.