Thursday, October 22nd 2009

Danger Den Almost Ready with Hemlock Water-Block

PC water-cooling components specialist Danger Den is almost ready with its water-block compatible with AMD's upcoming dual-GPU accelerator codenamed "Hemlock". Almost, since the base-plate of the water-block has already been designed and molded, which makes for most of the product in itself, requiring only the top, its sealing, and fittings. The monolithic, full-coverage block base is made of copper. Its top portion reveals its intricately carved water channels. The copper grooves over the areas of the block which make contact with some of the most important components such as the GPU, memory, and bridge chip, increase area of heat dissipation. The block is CrossFire certified, and weighs about 3.00 lbs / 1.37 kg. Danger Den is waiting for an engineering sample from AMD, so it can complete running tests, and name its block after getting clarity on what AMD ends up naming Hemlock. AMD's new flagship graphics accelerator is expected to arrive in time for the crucial X-Mas shopping season.
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13 Comments on Danger Den Almost Ready with Hemlock Water-Block

#2
DaJMasta
Freaking massive.....


Going to be a monster of a card in more ways than one. One PCB is nice though.
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#3
AsRock
TPU addict
Full block before release NICE!!.
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#4
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
naice.
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#5
LittleLizard
Holy fuck, 1.34kg of full copper!!!!. That thing weights more than a Scythe Orochi with Fan :O
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#6
happita
Happy to see more and more manufacturers introducing water-cooling support for ATI graphics cards and the fact that they are releasing these things before card releases, always a plus on the not-having-to-wait list. A few years ago you would have only expected it from 1 or 2 companies at the most.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
IS it me or the only thing getting water cooled is the gpu and memory. Looks like the vrm module area as some grooves in it but no water hitting it. PErhaps that is for the heat to wick towards the water?
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#8
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: WarEagleAU
IS it me or the only thing getting water cooled is the gpu and memory. Looks like the vrm module area as some grooves in it but no water hitting it. PErhaps that is for the heat to wick towards the water?
I'd wager that some of a 1.37 kilo copper block touching them might do the trick.
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#9
D4S4
by: LittleLizard
Holy fuck, 1.34kg of full copper!!!!. That thing weights more than a Scythe Orochi with Fan :O
DAMN. and when will they learn that pins instead of grooves cool much better, even at the expense of waterflow?
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#10
tkpenalty
by: D4S4
DAMN. and when will they learn that pins instead of grooves cool much better, even at the expense of waterflow?
Not such a good idea when the block itself cools components other than the cores, furthermore people usually run two cards so less flow is pretty crap.
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#11
tkpenalty
by: WarEagleAU
IS it me or the only thing getting water cooled is the gpu and memory. Looks like the vrm module area as some grooves in it but no water hitting it. PErhaps that is for the heat to wick towards the water?
heatpipe? :o
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#12
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
ha ha, I was thinking the same thing Tk.
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#13
pr0n Inspector
by: D4S4
DAMN. and when will they learn that pins instead of grooves cool much better, even at the expense of waterflow?
grooves are much easier to make.
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