Wednesday, April 24th 2013

EK Working on a New Water Block for AMD's Radeon HD 7990

EK Water Blocks, premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is working on a new water block for the latest, most powerful gaming pgrahics card in the world - the AMD Radeon HD 7990, codenamed Malta.

The upcoming EK-FC7990 SE water block will directly cool both GPU, RAM as well as VRMs (voltage regulation module) as water will flow directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and it's VRM to remain stable under high overclocks. EK-FC7990 SE water block will also features a very high flow design therefore it could easily be used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps.


The water block, which will come in all four versions (Copper Plexi, Copper Acetal, Nickel Plexi, Nickel Acetal) will be available for purchase through EK Webshop & Partner Reseller Network by early May 2013. Exact date of availability will be announced via our social media websites.

In the mean time we are pleased to announce our EK-FCS10000 full-cover water block, originally designed for AMD FirePro S10000 server graphics card, is compatible with the new AMD Radeon HD 7990 Malta graphics card.
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5 Comments on EK Working on a New Water Block for AMD's Radeon HD 7990

#1
the54thvoid
This looks to be like a Titan style water block scenario - to eliminate the fan noise and keep it cooler. As W1zz said in his review their is little overclock performance to be gained due to the hard power limits, similar to the Titan not a great deal extra due to voltage limits.

In his review W1zz also mentioned bad coil whine (and that the other reviewers he contacted had it too). It's not fun putting a water block on and getting that whine 'amplified' by the reduced fan noise.

Hopefully before retail release they do some hardware fiddling to eliminate or reduce it.
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#3
m1dg3t
Comes complete with crop circles & Nickle flake?
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#4
NeoXF
What's the use for it anyway? From what I've seen, they don't overclock that much (very possibly due to being power-limited)... and are very quiet... as far as dual-GPU cards go, that is.
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m1dg3t
by: NeoXF
What's the use for it anyway? From what I've seen, they don't overclock that much (very possibly due to being power-limited)... and are very quiet... as far as dual-GPU cards go, that is.
I think the situation is similar to Nvidia, wherein; overall board temps play a large factor in OC potential, not just core/RAM temps. I could be wrong :fear:
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