MCW80


Price: Discontinued
Part Number: MCW80


Designed in the USA
ROHS Compliant
Introduction

The MCW80 waterblock is a GPU cooling solution designed for today's high-end graphics processors. It uses an advanced 0.25mm pin matrix (similar to the award-winning Apogee™ XT CPU water-block) capable of dissipating the highest heat loads (hundreds of watts) with extraordinary efficiency even at low to moderate flow rates.

In addition to superior GPU cooling compared to any other solution on the market, the MCW80 is also future proof since it retains the same form factor as its predecessor the MCW60. As such it is compatible with most reference design graphic cards (as well as many non reference models), thanks to a host of adapter brackets legacy of the MCW60. New bracketry is updated on an ongoing basis as new graphic cards come out.

As most of today's high end graphic cards also necessitate active cooling for the power and memory components, Swiftech® also offers two different solutions to cool these devices:
  • Full cover heatsinks are available to cool the most popular reference design models. These low cost heatsinks are compatible with the MCW80 form factor, and as users upgrade their graphics card, they can retain the MCW80 while only replacing the heatsink
  • Individual ramsinks such as the MC14 are another convenient method to cool surface-mount components in non-reference models or for those models that are not compatible with the full cover heatsinks.

 


Tab 1



Thermal performance improvement compared to the MCW60 is comprised between 1.5 and 4 °C or more depending on GPU's and heat loads.

MCW80-PD-vs-FR

Tab 2

Specifications

Pin matrix

C110 copper
bp-pin-matrix
Housing
Black Delrin
MCW80-housing
Height MCW80-dimensions
Length & Width 
MCW80-dimensions
Ports thread specification G 1/4
Fittings style compatibility Eurostyle fittings with built-in o-ring
Weight 
5 oz (141g)

Tab 3

Product Update 4-14-2011

The MCW80 is discontinued effective the above date, and replaced by the MCW82. An upgrade program is available. Please read details here..

Companion Products Selection Guide

As stated above, and depending on your graphics card model and application such as extreme overclocking, cooling of the surface mount components such as Ram modules and mosfets may be necessary, and companion products to the MCW60 are available in option as follows:

Surface Mount Components Cooling Selection Guide

HD5800 heatsinks passive heatsink for memory & mosfets for ATI HD5800 series
Caldera Heatsink  
passive heatsink for memory & mosfets for ATI HD4870X2
GTX285 Heatsink passive heatsink for memory & mosfets for nVidia GeForce™ GTX285
8800 GT/GTS (G92) Mosfet Heatsink Passive Mosfet heatsink for nVidia GeForce™ 8800 GT/GTS (G92)
9800 GTX Mosfet Heatsink    Passive Mosfet heatsink for nVidia GeForce™ 9800 GTX(G92)
MC8800 heatsinks set 
GeForce™ 8800 series surface mount components complete cooling kit:
  • Use with the the MCW60 for passive cooling of the GeForce™ 8800 series graphics cards
MC14 Ramsinks Set of 8 Ramsinks
  • Use with the the MCW60 for passive cooling of the Ram chips with most high-end ATIand nVidia graphics cards

MC21mosfet heatsinks    Set 4 Mosfet heatsinks

  • Use whenever needed for passive cooling of the Vcore mosfets


Compatibility Chart
Reference Design Boards Only

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Package

Manufacturer

Pre-2009 Series  

2009 to present Series

Factory Default      Incl. ATI   Single GPU Radeon™ 1800, 1900, 3800 series Radeon™ 4800, 5800 series
Factory Default      Incl. nVidia®   Single GPU GeForce™ 6, 7, 8 (G92) series n/a
GT200 kit      Incl. nVidia®   Single GPU GeForce™ 9 series GeForce™ 200 series
CSK kit Option ATIDual GPU n/a Radeon™   4870, 5970
G80 Kit    Option. nVidia®   Single GPU GeForce™ 8 (G80) series GeForce™ 400 series
GT400 Kit    Option. nVidia®   Single GPU n/a GeForce™ 400 series

The various adapter kit mounting hole dimensions are listed below to help non-reference graphics cards owner to determine compatibility of the MCW80 with their particular board model.
Please measure the 4 holes used by the stock heatsink that are surounding the GPU area, and compare these dimensions to the schematics below.

Default
(included)
MCW80-std
GT200
(included)
MCW80-gt200
G80 kit

(optional)
MCW80-g80kit
CSK Kit

(Optional)
MCW80-csk-mount
Upcoming
GT400
(Optional)

Note: this upcoming GPU stiffener
/ mounting bracket attaches to the default bracket and provides 6 mount points instead 4.
MCW80-gt400



MCW80-gt400-views

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