Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

EK Launches New Revision of EK-FC R9-290X Water Block

EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana-based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new revision of EK-FC R9-290X water block for AMD Radeon R9 290- and 290X series graphics cards. Rev.2.0 is functionally and visually identical to its predecessor but bring compatibility for previously unsupported MSI and GIGABYTE model graphics cards.

In order to simplify the search for suitable and compatible water block EK has already added new revision water blocks to EK Cooling Configurator database and compatible graphics cards are being added to the list on daily basis.
About EK-FC R9-290X:
EK-FC R9-290X is an industry first high performance full-cover water block for AMD reference design Radeon R9 290X and -290 graphics card, first released on October 25th 2013. This water block directly cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and it's VRM to remain stable under high overclocks. EK-FC R9-290X water block also features a very high flow design therefore it can be easily used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps. The cooling engine now uses refined, 0.6mm wide microchannel structure to even further improve the heat transfer while not sacrificing the famous low hydraulic restriction design. Made in Slovenia, Europe!

EK-FC R9-290X is also the choice of both PowerColor as well as VisionTek for their factory liquid cooled AMD Radeon R9 290(X) series graphics cards.

The new revision water blocks are available in several different variants and are readily available for purchase through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network.
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11 Comments on EK Launches New Revision of EK-FC R9-290X Water Block

#1
vega22
Rev.2.0 is functionally and visually identical to its predecessor but bring compatibility for previously unsupported MSI and GIGABYTE model graphics cards.


which cards?


i so hope msi 290x gamer...


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...WEWT!!!! it does!!
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#2
manofthem
WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
This is pretty fantastic! :respect:
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#3
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
What about the 290 gamer? Same cooler as the x card?
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#4
manofthem
WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
fullinfusion said:
What about the 290 gamer? Same cooler as the x card?
Yup, Time for it to grab 2 and expand your loop :D
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fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
Ahh man I dont know. Would my dual 120 and an added 120 rad work for both cards, cpu and mobo vreg cooler?
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#6
DZZRtt
fullinfusion said:
What about the 290 gamer? Same cooler as the x card?
It fits dont worry
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#7
MT Alex
fullinfusion said:
Ahh man I dont know. Would my dual 120 and an added 120 rad work for both cards, cpu and mobo vreg cooler?
Sounds like it's time for a new case and radiators, too:laugh:
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#8
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
Are you joking lol. The will toss me and the rig out the door if I spend more cash on this thing.

I did a experiment last night by flashing the bios with the reference bios. Its a lower clocked bios if 947 core but memory was the same. Funny thing was I can clock higher then the msi gaming bios and the card even runs cooler even when I set the voltage up higher.
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#9
astrix_au
I'm not 100% sure if mine is compatible.
On EK's site it says the full water block is compatible with model number (V308-001R)
My 2 MSI cards both have the model number (V308-007).
I contacted EK and they couldn't say either way and asked me to send them pictures on my PCB which I will do soon.

I plan to liquid cool both my 290x's on a 120mm rad with full water blocks if they are compatible. I might try and fit them in my Antec 900 II v3. I can get a 120 rad apparently in the front of my case.
Otherwise my next case I'm eyeing is a Corsair Air 540.
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#10
astrix_au
fullinfusion said:
Funny thing was I can clock higher then the msi gaming bios and the card even runs cooler even when I set the voltage up higher.
How much cooler? How do you know messing with the BIOS hasn't fudged the numbers. maybe it's now at a offset.
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#11
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
Hell if I know, lower voltage.. Looser timings you pick. It was over 2 months ago and was a night of testing. When I quote lower temps they need to be at least 10c lower for me to comment. I have a few different BIOSes I use but the one I use has better then normal clocking ability and meh temps.
The one card is a V1 and don't clock as high as my V2 card but it don't need to. Its lower clocks performs just as good as my higher clocking card. It must be a timing thing I'm guessing.
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