For water-cooling enthusiasts, EVGA’s Hydro Copper series has helped make things easy for those looking to go the higher-end route. With it, there’s no need to seek out third-party blocks, and as such, there’s no risk of ruining your warranty. Fortunately, the company hasn’t skipped a beat now that NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 780 has been let loose.
While pricing is still up in the air, we’d expect them to be about $800 a piece, given the premiums seen with EVGA’s other Hydro Copper cards. Anyone familiar with the series will recognize the card below; it’s almost a spitting image to the TITAN Hydro Copper.
Features include an end-to-end design, a chrome-plated C110 copper block, 0.25mm x 0.35mm “thin-pin matrix” that helps transfer heat from the GPU to the liquid more efficiently, swappable inlet/outlets, and of course, the option to use either 3/8″ or 1/2″ compression fittings. Also, for a bit of eye-candy, an EVGA logo on the side of the card glows red when in operation (versus green on reference GTX 780s).
EVGA has put up a product page for the Hydro Copper, with two models falling into the GTX 780 line (standard and Classified). Like the pricing, there’s no word on when either will become available, but I think “soon” would be a good assumption.
Addendum: EVGA has confirmed with us that the standard Hydro Copper GTX 780 is priced at $799. Classified pricing will come later.