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EKWB releases sleek new full-cover water blocks for AMD RX Vega

EKWB's sleek single-slot water block which covers the GPU core, memory, and VRMs. (Source: EKWB)
EKWB's sleek single-slot water block which covers the GPU core, memory, and VRMs. (Source: EKWB)
Full loop water cooling enthusiasts can now add AMD RX Vega cards to their build as EK Water Blocks reveals four new water block options for Vega reference designs. Prices range between US$130 - US$145 and will be available from 14th August.

EK Water Blocks, a premium water block manufacturer, has revealed a range of full cover water blocks for reference design AMD RX Vega graphics cards. Since these are full cover, they aren't likely to be compatible with custom designs, the first of which was announced by ASUS a few days ago. They come in four configurations depending on the look that system builders want for their PC:

  • Bare copper with acrylic top - 110 Euro (US$130)
  • Bare copper with Acetal top - 110 Euro (US$130)
  • Nickel plated with acrylic top - 120 Euro (US$142)
  • Nickel plated with Acetal top - 120 Euro (US$142)
  • Black backplate - 30 Euro (US$36)
  • Nickel backplate - 38 Euro (US$45)

As is common with water blocks, the coolers themselves are single-slot (EK includes a single-slot I/O bracket) and should allow higher clock frequencies due to improved cooling performance. The coolers sit across the GPU chip, memory, and VRMs which helps to avoid problems where an uncooled component limits the overclock. The clear versions have two holes drilled for 3mm LED's

These coolers are compatible with reference designs of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, Radeon RX Vega 56, and Radeon RX Vega 64. They will be available from August 14, the same day that RX Vega can be purchased.

Copper and acrylic version. (Source: EKWB)
Copper and acrylic version. (Source: EKWB)
Copper and Acetal version. The Nickle option looks identical from this angle. (Source: EKWB)
Copper and Acetal version. The Nickle option looks identical from this angle. (Source: EKWB)
Nickel and acrylic version. (Source: EKWB)
Nickel and acrylic version. (Source: EKWB)
 

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Craig Ward, 2017-08- 3 (Update: 2017-08- 3)
Craig Ward
Craig Ward - News Editor
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.