Corsair has just announced their new Hydro series HG10 which is a liquid cooling bracket for GPUs. It lets you install Corsair’s all-in-one CPU coolers on graphics card. Other manufacturers like NZXT have also launched similar products in past months but Corsair’s HG10 is a little bit different. Other solution only focus on the GPU core and other components like memory and VRM are left unattended however Corsair’s solution takes care of all the critical components.
Corsiar HG10 does so by keeping some components of the card’s stock cooler. Basically, the radial fan and some part of the stock cooler stays in place and the HG10 is installed on top of it. The HG10 not only provides mounting holes for the all-in-one cooling solution but it also channels the air flow from the fan towards critical areas like VRM and memory.
This complicated design has its benefits but it limits compatibility as well. The Corsair HG10 is compatible with all Hydro series CPU coolers from H55 all the way up to H110 but the bracket itself is not compatible with many graphics cards. Corsair is also only launching the A1 edition of the HG10 which is only compatible with AMD Radeon R9 290X/290 reference cards. Another N1 edition will follow later which will be compatible with NVIDIA GeForce Titan, 780 Ti, 780 and 770 cards. However, Corsair promises that they will launch more versions with time which will widen its compatibility.
The Corsair Hydro series HG10 A1 edition will hit stores later this month for $39.99.