Corsair Hydro H80 and H100 Water Coolers On The Horizon
Corsair's Hydro H70 has been their top of the line sealed-loop water cooler for some time now. While it can be great for overclockers on a budget and enthusiasts who do not feel comfortable mounting a heavy air cooler on their motherboards, it has not been able to match the cooling performance of self assembled water loops. Corsair may be looking to change this, as Sweclockers found two new sealed-loop H80 and H100 Hydro series coolers posted on a Swedish online store. Tech Power Up reports that the H80 is listed for $154 USD, while the H100 is listed for $172.50 USD (converted from Swedish Krona).
The H80 looks very similar to the H70, with a few small tweaks on the CPU water block. The block appears to be thicker than that of the H70, which may indicate a higher flow pump. A control knob is also present on top of the water block, which may control the amount of water the pump pushes. The H100, on the other hand starts to look less like the current Hyrdo series coolers and more like a traditional water loop with its double 120mm radiator. The H100 further has a the same control knob as the H80. While the H80 has a lot to prove as a single radiator cooler versus its H70 predecessor, depending on the street price the new additions to the Hydro series should help fill in the performance gap between the H70 and a full DIY water loop.