Saturday, April 7th 2012

Swiftech Officially Rolls-Out the Komodo HD7970 Waterblock for Radeon HD 7970 Cards

Swiftech today announced the release for retail sales of the Komodo HD7970 waterblock for AMD's Radeon HD 7970 graphics card.

Covering the full-length of the card to protect its fragile components, and featuring an enhanced thermal design, illuminated bridge, and a comprehensive package including single-slot PCI bracket and a back-plate, this is the most sophisticated full-cover waterblock offered by Swiftech to date. Companion accessories complete the offering with optional CrossFireX bridges and adjustable connectors for multiple card configurations.

"We took our sweet time to release this product, but in the end I think the result was worth the wait!" Said Gabriel Rouchon Swiftech's Chairman & CTA.

MSRP & Product Page Links:

Komodo HD7970: $154.95
XFire X2 bridge: $21.95
XFire X3 bridge: $27.95
Connectors: $4.49 to $7.95
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28 Comments on Swiftech Officially Rolls-Out the Komodo HD7970 Waterblock for Radeon HD 7970 Cards

#1
Akrian
R_1 said:
Well, HD7970 is extremely expensive where I live. Retail price is ~ Euro 560 ($735). Watercooling it will add $500 additional cost ($160 for full cover block + $340 for rest of the kit). So I will end up with $1235 GPU. Still it won't be as fast in BF3 as GTX680. So what's the point of watercooling HD7970?
Well tell that to my 7970s @ 1205/1630 under water =) they are silent, cool, fast, eat BF3 for breakfest and is waaay better for folding :). And 3gb memory vs 2gb memory ;) don't think 3gb can be utilized even in gaming ? play Serious Sam 3 BFE at max settings.
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#2
Steevo
I await GTA5 to make my decision.


I do love the look of this block, but we will see.
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#3
the54thvoid
R_1 said:
Well, HD7970 is extremely expensive where I live. Retail price is ~ Euro 560 ($735). Watercooling it will add $500 additional cost ($160 for full cover block + $340 for rest of the kit). So I will end up with $1235 GPU. Still it won't be as fast in BF3 as GTX680. So what's the point of watercooling HD7970?
A single slot solution with no stacked power connector or double Backplate/IO is a lot prettier than the fugly power connector on the 680.

You watercool for various reasons. The only single slot solution currently is the 7970. Otherwise it's custom versions of a 680.

And yeah, stock this stock that but a 1000MHz 7970 will eat up the meagre single percentile differences at 2560 res.

It's kinda funny that nobody seems bothered the 7970 wins at Crysis, Metro 2033 and AvP. All are really graphically intensive. I think the 7970 has an edge with 3GB memory at max res with full eye candy.

Many reviews are worryingly varied and too few focus on true high end resolution with maxed settings.

I have no issue saying the GTX 680 is a great card with awesome design and engineering behind it. But the 7970 is no slouch either and mixes GPGPU with gaming. The GTX 680 sacrificed compute to focus solely on games.

However, all being said and done, I think (still) that GK100/110 will be the most insane card released for years and will just utterly hump AMD. So, I'll ride on my 7970 until true Kepler comes to town.
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