Watercool Heatkiller IV GTX 1080 Ti Water Block Review

Author:Wayne Stovall

Date: Friday , May 18, 2018

Watercool and its Heatkiller series of custom water components are well known for being some of the best in the world when it comes to performance and design. We give its Heatkiller IV water block for the NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti a good once over, and come away very impressed. Quality and performance all in one package.

Watercool Heatkiller IV GTX 1080 Ti Water Block

Watercool is a well known company inside enthusiast computer hardware circles. The company is known for engineering and manufacturing some of the finest cooling loop products in the world, bar none. Today we are looking at its "HEATKILLER IV for GTX 1080Ti - ACRYL Ni-Bl," which is of course its Heatkiller IV water block for NVIDIA's GTX 1080 Ti Founder Edition video card with an acrylic glass face, and a nickel plated cooper cold plate with a black cover. Watercool has brought over some of its features and design elements from previous versions but has refined the version IV a bit in terms of better cooling. Here is what Watercool has to say:

Then, we did some improvements: the combination of an extremely fine microstructure right above the GPU and a reduced residual base thickness deliver even better cooling performance. We also improved the overall flow rates by constructing all channels as wide as possible. All relevant secondary components, such as memory or voltage regulation modules are also directly cooled by the fluent.

As water cooling blocks go, you would likely be hard pressed to not find the Heatkiller a sexy beast. Ours came dressed in basic black and was packed expertly so that it arrived in perfect condition.

From here we are going to leave you with some beauty shots of the Heatkiller IV and we will deconstruct it on our next page and get into all the parts and pieces.

Now that we have been awed by the incredible looks of the Heatkiller, let's take it all apart and see what she is made of.