EK introduces a new waterblock for the NVIDIA A100 GPU with 80GB memory

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EK®, the world’s leading provider of computer cooling solutions, now offers an enterprise-grade GPU water block for PNY® NVIDIA® A100 80GB PCIe data centre GPUs. The EK-Pro GPU WB A100 80GB Rack – Nickel + Inox is a high-performance water block designed to keep the entire GPU and water block assembly as thin as possible, allowing it to fit into a single PCIe slot width-wise. The water block includes a rack-style terminal, which reduces assembly height and increases chassis compatibility.

The water block directly cools the GPU, HBM VRAM, and VRM (voltage regulation module) by spanning the entire PCB and channelling cooling liquid directly over these critical areas.

The EK-Pro GPU WB A100 80GB Rack – Nickel + Inox water blocks have an Open Split-Flow cooling engine design, which has proven to be the best solution for GPU water blocks. It has a low hydraulic flow restriction, which means it can be used with weaker water pumps or pumps running at low speeds and still perform well. Because of the reduced coolant flow requirement, it is an ideal solution for multi-GPU workstations and servers. The geometry of the jet plate and fin structure has been optimised to provide even flow distribution with minimal losses and optimal performance.

The block’s base is CNC machined from nickel-plated electrolytic copper, and the top is laser-cut from industrial-grade stainless steel. High-quality EPDM O-Rings ensure the seal. The brass standoffs are already installed, allowing for a quick and easy installation.

The I/O plate is now an integral part of the water block top itself for added stability and protection of the graphics card, which means the block replaces the stock I/O shield and adds more sturdiness to the entire assembly. The integrated single-slot I/O plate is also useful in smaller workstation and server environments where space and PCIe slot spacing are limited. This design allows the card to use only one PCIe x16 slot, leaving the remaining slots free for other add-in cards. The EK-Pro Rack GPU water blocks are designed to fit into standard Full Height Full Width (FHFW) server chassis, making them a direct replacement for active and passive dual-slot air coolers.

The EK-Pro GPU WB A100 80GB Rack water block has a POM-machined terminal block and two G1/4″ ports on the back, allowing for easy integration with EK-Pro QDC kits and manifolds for high compute density applications.

For a precise compatibility match, we recommend using the EK Cooling Configurator. Every day, we check compatible graphics cards and add them to the database.

Pricing and Availability

The EK-Pro GPU WB A100 80GB Rack – Nickel + Inox water block is made and assembled in Slovenia, Europe, and is currently available for pre-order through the EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. The product is expected to be available in late December 2022. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP), including VAT, is shown in the table below.

  • EK-Pro GPU WB A100 80GB Rack – Nickel + Inox €272.90*
*price correct at time of publishing.
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