Zotac has recently unleashed a TITAN X featuring a custom cooler design – the ZOTAC GeForce GTX TITAN X ArcticStorm. On top of that, this monster graphics card isn’t cooled by a typical air cooler, but it features a hybrid cooling design where you can cool it either by air or water. The design of the cooler looks very similar with the cooler used in the Zotac GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Core Edition we reviewed before. But they replaced the middle section with a copper coldplate water block. NVIDIA doesn’t (usually) allow add-in-card (AIC) partners to use a custom water cooler design with the TITAN lineup. But I’m glad we are seeing custom coolers installed on Titans. Check out the rest of the Zotac GTX TITAN X ArcticStorm’s features and specifications below.
ZOTAC GeForce GTX TITAN X ArcticStorm Features
The Zotac GeForce GTX TITAN X ArcticStorm features an upgraded or hybrid version of the IceStorm cooler called “ArcticStorm”. It basically looks like the IceStorm, but now comes with a copper coldplate waterblock for water cooling. You can either use it on air alone, or a combination of air and water. The waterblock features a 10mm threaded fittings, with dust protection caps, that are angled 90 degrees pointing downwards.
It also features an Exoarmor design with metal backplate and metal fan shroud frame, making it very sturdy. You also get a wide array of aluminum fin stack, with 6mm copper heatpipes, that are cooled by three 90mm fans. You can tell from the design of the cooler, Zotac’s GTX TITAN X ArcticStorm is designed for enthusiasts and overclockers who want to push the graphics card to its limits.
Under the hood, it features 3,072 CUDA Cores with a base clocked speed of 1,026 MHz and a boost clock speed of 1114MHz. It features 12GB of GDDR5 memory with a clock speed of 7010MHz, running on a 384-bit memory interface. The GeForce GTX TITAN X might be an overkill for a 1080p gaming setup, but it’s definitely great for a 4K gaming setup.
ZOTAC GTX TITAN X ArcticStorm Specifications
|Interface||PCI Express 3.0|
|GPU||GeForce GTX Titan X|
|Core clock||1026 MHz (base) 1114 MHz (boost)|
|Memory Clock||7010 MHz|
|HDMI||1 (4K @ 60 Hz)|
|DisplayPort||3 (4K @ 60 Hz)|
|Dual-Link DVI Supported||Yes|
|Supported OS||Certified for Windows 8 / 7 / Vista|
|Package Contents||ZT-90402-10P Dual 4-pin MOLEX-to-6-pin PCIe adapter Dual 6-pin MOLEX-to-8-pin PCIe adapter Driver Disk User Manual Card supporter|
At the time this article was published, the Zotac GeForce GTX TITAN X ArcticStorm’s retail price is currently undisclosed. But expect that price will be more expensive than the reference GTX TITAN X which is priced at $999 USD. This card is also said to be launched globally.