The MCW80 waterblock is a GPU cooling solution designed for today's high-end graphics processors. It uses an advanced 0.25mm pin matrix (similar to the award-winning Apogee™ XT CPU water-block) capable of dissipating the highest heat loads (hundreds of watts) with extraordinary efficiency even at low to moderate flow rates.
In addition to superior GPU cooling compared to any other solution on the market, the MCW80 is also future proof since it retains the same form factor as its predecessor the MCW60. As such it is compatible with most reference design graphic cards (as well as many non reference models), thanks to a host of adapter brackets legacy of the MCW60. New bracketry is updated on an ongoing basis as new graphic cards come out.
As most of today's high end graphic cards also necessitate active cooling for the power and memory components, Swiftech® also offers two different solutions to cool these devices:
Full cover heatsinks are available to cool the most popular reference design models. These low cost heatsinks are compatible with the MCW80 form factor, and as users upgrade their graphics card, they can retain the MCW80 while only replacing the heatsink
Individual ramsinks such as the MC14 are another convenient method to cool surface-mount components in non-reference models or for those models that are not compatible with the full cover heatsinks.Thermal performance improvement compared to the MCW60 is comprised between 1.5 and 4 °C or more depending on GPU's and heat loads.