Alphacool HF 14 GPU ATI NVIDIA Smart Motion Universal Copper Edition – the perfect water block for a GPU-only cooling solution.
The GPU-only cooling solution, meaning that only the processor on the graphics card is cooled with a water block, is much more affordable than a complete water block solution.
For affordable graphics cards a full cover water block is often too expensive in comparison, and also often unnecessary. The VRAM and voltage regulator modules are mostly cooled by passive heatsinks and require no water block for cooling.
If a high-end graphics card is used in the system, the situation changes completely: On today's high-end graphics accelerators the GPU as well as VRAM and voltage regulator modules should be cooled by a water block.
Hence it is often considered the best solution to cool such graphics cards with full-cover water blocks. But is it the solution with the best price-/performance ratio?
A full cover water block is designed for a specific graphics card and cannot be reused with a different graphics card. Hence the water block becomes obsolete with the graphics card, which is often the case after only 2-3 years.
This is different with a GPU-only solution: With the Aphacool MCX system and a GPU-only water block, the graphics card water block does not become worthless scrap metal if the graphics card is changed. It can rather be transferred universally to the new graphics card. The system is compatible with practically all graphics cards on the market and offers excellent cooling performance!
The „universal“ compatibility claim is based on the mount with a hole spacing of 53.5 to 61.5mm. With this spacing range the water block was compatible with all graphics cards we have tested so far. Despite the wide range of compatibility please always check the hole spacing on your graphics cards to avoid possible incompatibilities.
ATI/AMD: 6950/70, 6970 V2, 6990
does not fit:
To keep the compatibility list up to date we rely on information from our customers. Should you find out about compatibility or incompatibility with a card which is not listed above, please write us an E-Mail. Thank you!
If you are looking for a graphics card cooling solution which is ready for the future the Alphacool HF 14 GPU ATI NVIDIA Smart Motion Universal Copper Edition is the ideal solution!
Material: Acetal, copper
Colour: Black / copper
Diensions (L x W x H): 71,5 x 71,5 x 29mm
Hole spacing: 76 to 87mm
Connection threads: 2x 1/4“
Weight: ca. 171g
The mounting manual can be found here .
Extent of delivery:
1x Alphacool HF 14 GPU ATI NVIDIA Smart Motion
Universal Copper Edition
1x Thermal compound
Mounting material (M3x40 screws, knurled nuts, springs and much more)