EK Waterblocks readying full-cover blocks for AMD Vega GPUs

Posted on Wednesday, August 02 2017 @ 18:46 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
EK Waterblocks announced it will start shipping Radeon Vega watercooling blocks on August 14th. These full-cover blocks are compatible with reference design-based Radeon Vega Frontier, Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX Vega 56 video cards. The basic versions costs 109.95EUR but as usual, EKWB also offers models with nickel-plated copper for an extra 10EUR.

Additionally, EK will also offer matching backplates, these will cost 29.95EUR for a black version and 37.95EUR for a nickel-plated model. The backplates will be available on August 25th.
This water block directly cools the GPU, HBM2 memory, and VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and it’s VRM to remain stable under high overclocks. EK-FC Radeon Vega water block features a central inlet split-flow cooling engine design for best possible cooling performance, which also works flawlessly with reversed water flow without adversely affecting the cooling performance. This kind of efficient cooling will allow your high-end graphics card to reach higher boost clocks, thus providing more performance during gaming or other GPU intense tasks. Moreover, such design offers great hydraulic performance allowing this product to be used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps.

The base of the block is made of electrolytic copper (bare- or nickel-plated, depending on the variant) while the top is made of either acrylic- or POM Acetal material. Plexi variants also feature two pre-drilled slots for 3mm LED lights. Screw-in brass standoffs are pre-installed and allow for safe, painless installation procedure.

EKWB recommends the purchase of aesthetic retention backplate which improves the looks of your graphics cards and also provides some passive cooling to the VRM circuit board. The EK-FC Radeon Vega water block is compatible with both Nickel and Black versions of the EK-FC Radeon Vega Backplates. The EK-FC Radeon Vega water block is also compatible with the factory backplates of all Radeon Vega based graphics cards.

The block also features a special plastic cover over the block Terminal. This add-on is designed to reveal the Radeon logo, visible from the side. EK also encloses a single-slot I/O bracket which replaces the original two-slot in order to make installation of multiple graphics cards easier and also transforms the GPU into a gorgeous single slot solution.
EKWB Vega FC blocks

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