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Colorful gives us a look at unique liquid-cooling solution that will support Nvidia’s RTX 50 series GPUs

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Last Updated on June 6, 2024
Colorful gives us a look at unique liquid-cooling solution that will support Nvidia's RTX 50 series GPUs
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Colorful, a leading manufacturer of GPUs, has revealed its upcoming iGame LAB liquid-cooling solution designed specifically for the next-gen Nvidia RTX 50 series GPUs, codenamed “Blackwell”. This comes after showcasing a prototype using the current Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 at Computex 2024. Let’s take a look at what this new cooling solution could mean for GPU enthusiasts and when we may see it hit the market.

Colorful’s iGame LAB liquid-cooling solution – Image Source: Wccftech

The new prototype

Colorful’s iGame and iGame LAB GPUs are known for their exceptional designs and performance. With the success of their RTX 40 solutions, they’ve begun setting the stage for the upcoming RTX 50 lineup expected to arrive in Q4 of 2024. The prototype showcased at this year’s Computex featured a custom-looped liquid cooling system housed within an aluminum chassis. The copper block employed microfin channels to maximize heat dissipation. The front shroud’s see-through mirror was a unique element, allowing a glimpse into the cooler’s inner workings.

While this prototype utilized a dual-slot design with the RTX 4090 GPU during the presentation at the expo, it served as a stepping stone for the next generation’s single-slot solution. The final version will retain the prominent “LAB” logo etched onto the backplate but will feature a redesigned baseplate to accommodate for the new RTX 50 GPU.

Catering to the hardcore

The iGame LAB caters to hardcore PC enthusiasts seeking the ultimate in cooling performance. The embedded ARGB LEDs add a touch of visual flair, complementing the mirrored design. This prototype using the RTX 4090 serves as a strong indicator of the innovative cooling solutions we can expect for the upcoming RTX 50 lineup. While this new cooling solution is certainly a bold and unique leap for Colorful, it is important to remember that this will be a high-end product and not appropriate for budget-friendly users, nor those at entry level.

Why is this? Well, Colorful’s unveiling offers insights into the future of GPU cooling. The single-slot design signifies a move towards space optimization within high-performance PCs. With the RTX 50 series expected to pack even more power, efficient cooling solutions like the iGame LAB will be crucial for maintaining optimal performance. In short, being at the forefront of tech innovation tends to come with a substantial cost to consumers. While the exact launch date and compatibility details haven’t been revealed, Colorful’s iGame LAB promises to be a game-changer for enthusiasts building the next generation of PCs.

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