EK has new block for Radeon RX 6800/6900 XT

Posted on Monday, Mar 08 2021 @ 12:12 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
EK rolls out a new waterblock for the AMD Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800XT, and RX 6900 reference-based video cards. The company is now taking orders via its webshop for 116.90EUR and you can add a matching backplate for 34.90EUR. Stock will probably be higher than for the video cards itself ;-)
EK® Water Blocks, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is ready to offer a new Classic line GPU water block for graphics cards based on the latest AMD® RDNA2™ architecture. It fits most reference PCB designs of the Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800XT, and RX 6900 GPUs. Minimalistic design with fewer details makes this EK-Classic Line water block more affordable while still offering all the qualities of an EK product, such as high performance, excellent customer support, and a comprehensive installation manual.

An EK-Classic Water Block for the Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800XT, and RX 6900 Graphics Cards
The EK-Classic GPU Water Block RX 6800/6900 D-RGB directly cools the GPU, VRAM, and the VRM (voltage regulation module) as a cooling liquid is channeled right over these critical areas. The water block is in contact with power stages as well as Inductor chokes to maximize cooling and minimize the chances of coil whine. It boasts some new features, already previously introduced in the EK’s Quantum line, such as the optimized flow paths that reduce hydrodynamic instabilities and vortexing (dead spots) inside of them.

The base of the block is CNC-machined out of high-grade nickel-plated electrolytic copper, while its top is CNC-machined out of glass-like cast Acrylic. The watertight sealing is ensured by high-quality EPDM O-rings, while brass standoffs are already pre-installed and allow for a safe and easy installation procedure.

D-RGB Lighting on the EK-Classic GPU Water Block RX 6800/6900 D-RGB
This water block is compatible with popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers. The arrow marking on the 3-pin D-RGB LED connector is to be aligned with the +5V marking on the D-RGB (addressable) header.

Backplate for EK-Classic GPU Water Block RX 6800/6900 D-RGB
EK recommends the purchase of a retention backplate, which improves the overall aesthetics of your graphics cards, and also provides additional passive cooling for the GPU core and backside of the printed circuit board VRM and VRAM sections.
EKWB RX 6800 6900 XT reference design


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