Conclusion: One word really sums it up for me - WOW! Now really, the glory goes to the X31 - after all, it did all the work. But NZXT hits the ball out of the park with the combination of the X31 and the G10. My GPU temps took a huge dive under the heaviest of loads. And for just an extra $29.99 over the cost of the X31, you have a serious weapon against the heat.
Pros: Huge temperature drops, Quick, easy installation, Quiet operation, AMD and NVIDIA GPU compatibility (limited model coverage), Price
Cons: VRM may not be cooled without a supplemental fan
Using the NZXT Kraken G10 to Watercool a Radeon R9 290
14 March 2014
Excerpt: When the Radeon R9 290 and R9 290X first launched last year, they were plagued by issues of overheating and variable clock speeds. We looked at the situation several times over the course of a couple months and AMD tried to address the problem with newer drivers . These drivers did help stabilize clock speeds (and thus performance) of the reference built R9 290 and R9 290X cards but caused noise levels to increase as well.
NZXT Kraken G10 Review: Liquid Cooling for Your GPU
11 March 2014
Conclusion: Being nothing more than a steel bracket, the Kraken G10 essentially is a very simple product, yet it displays tremendous potential. One can wonder why no one else thought of this before (or at least, no one released a product like this until now), as Asetek's kits have been available for years. A liquid-cooling kit, even with its fan running at minimum speed, offers immensely better thermal performance than the stock air-coolers of modern graphics cards.
Excerpt: The concept of the NZXT Kraken G10 is so simple it's brilliant. A rigid metal bracket enabling an AIO water cooling cold plate to be mounted onto a GPU chip. Couple that with a choice of colours and a bundled 92mm fan to keep the VRMs cool and you should have a recipe for success. With an ever increasing amount of PC cases these days having native water cooling support in more than one location, enabling AIOs to be fitted to both the CPU and the GPU, it's so hard to...
Pros: + Hiermee kun je een waterkoeler vastmaken aan een grafische kaart., + Temperaturen zijn stukke beter dan de standaard koeler., + Het installeren viel wel te doen er waren soms wat problemen, maar dat kwam door mijn eigen stomme denkwerk., + De koeler ziet er erg goed uit.
Cons: - Er komen geen kleine heatsinks bij voor de VRAM.
Summary: Il Kraken G10 è senza alcun dubbio un accessorio innovativo che ha un suo perchè.
NZXT ha sapientemente approfittato dell'ampia fetta di mercato conquistata dalle soluzioni AiO, per anticipare i concorrenti su un terreno ancora inesplorato.
Rilasciare un adattatore per soluzioni All-in-One già presenti in commercio, anzichè crearne altre espressamente dedicate, garantisce agli utenti un valido upgrade del proprio sistema di raffreddamento, ad un costo contenuto.