Zephyr and VK Valkyrie Collaborate on Custom GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER Graphics Card
Zephyr and VK Valkyrie have joined forces to create a high-end custom graphics card model, the GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER. This collaboration was revealed in a teaser video posted on Zephyr's Bilibili account. VK Valkyrie is a well-known DIY brand in the Chinese PC gaming market, while Zephyr is a relatively new manufacturer that gained attention with their unique GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Compact ITX design featuring a pink PCB last summer. The news report from TPU's June 2023 is prominently featured on Zephyr's website, which is greatly appreciated.
The Zephyr x VK Valkyrie GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER will be a limited edition release. The two partners have been working together since August of last year, but the teaser trailer did not reveal a specific launch date or pricing.
Zephyr has previously released air-cooled custom graphics cards, but their upcoming VK Valkyrie collaborative model will be their first venture into liquid cooling. The design features a chunky 3-slot design with a substantial heatsink covered by an RGB-adorned silver shroud and metallic backplate. It also includes an AIO liquid cooling solution with a 280 mm radiator and twin white braided tubes connected to the card. The card also features a rear-firing 12VHPWR connector, providing an elegant way to semi-conceal the 90-degree power cable if desired.
The promotional video showcases benchmark results from 3DMARK Speed Way, Time Spy Extreme, and Fire Strike Ultra suites. Zephyr claims that their limited edition GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER model remained cool, with temperatures not exceeding 52 degrees Celsius during a heavy Furmark session. The company advises interested parties to follow their social media accounts for further announcements. The Zephyr x VK Valkyrie GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER may be available after the Chinese Spring Celebration.
Update Feb 9th: Valkyrie has informed us that, for now, this collaboration is exclusive to the Chinese market. However, they are internally discussing the possibility of bringing the card to the West as well.