Despite the fact that consumers cannot yet get their hands on a GTX 400 series card, Koolance is prepped and ready for the expected April 12th date when the cards should finally reach buyers.
The company has begun selling its GeForce GTX 470 and GTX 480 waterblocks, labelled the VID-NX470 and VID-NX480 respectively. The full coverage blocks feature a solid copper construction with nickel plating, acrylic lids and a stainless steel top cover. The blocks use a 0.5 mm microfins that work to increase surface area and improve heat dissipation.
Full coverage means the blocks will cool the GPU, VRM and memory chips, sized at 6.25″ x 5.75″ x 0.62″ (15.9cm x 14.6cm x 1.6cm) and weighing 1.5lbs (680g). The slim design allows the card to eat up only a single expansion slot. The block uses G 1/4″ fittings.
The Koolance VID-NX470 (for the GTX 470) will be put on sale for $109 USD, and the VID-NX480 (for the GTX 480) will retail for $119 USD from the Koolance Store.