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This Palit Concept GPU Is Both Air-Cooled & Water-Cooled

This Palit Concept GPU Is Both Air-Cooled & Water-Cooled

by Low Boon ShenMay 20, 2024
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This Palit Concept GPU Is Both Air-Cooled & Water-Cooled

In a recent post on X (Twitter), Palit has teased a new GPU design through a 12-second clip that reveals a GameRock model with air cooling *and* water cooling combined into a single unit. We don’t know the inner workings just yet, but the company will likely provide more details on Computex 2024, as it has announced.

The Palit GameRock series is the premium GPU variant that offers better cooling and bonus features to the user, slotted above the brand’s GamingPro or JetStream models. You’ll only find such variant on high-end NVIDIA GPU silicon (RTX 4070 Ti and up), so this concept GPU – if it enters retail production – will likely house an RTX 4090, which presented big cooling challenges due to its sky-high power draw.

Technically, hybrid cooling designs for GPUs exists today, though not exactly in this form: ASUS’s ROG STRIX LC series of GPUs combines an AIO with a single blower fan that cools the VRM/VRAM components, for example. Based on the looks of this card, which is still plenty huge, we think this card may be independently run without water cooling, which provides setup flexibility to its users.

This Palit Concept GPU Is Both Air Cooled and Water Cooled

However, this being a concept does present an interesting situation. It is widely known that NVIDIA will be preparing the next-gen “Blackwell” GPUs soon, so it’s not entirely ruled out that Palit may adopt this design to its RTX 50 offerings if the design turns out to be successful. Still, building a waterblock setup can be quite costly – so this is certainly aimed towards anyone with the deep pockets or those intend to chase overclocking records.

Pokdepinion: Interesting design – though I’d imagine it’ll be too big to fit from the vertical height.

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