Friday, August 4th 2017

EK is Releasing Full Cover Water Blocks for AMD Radeon RX Vega

EK Water Blocks, the Slovenia-based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer has proven its market leadership once again by presenting Full Cover water blocks for the long awaited AMD Radeon Vega architecture based high-end graphics cards. Customers will be able to transform their GPU into a stunningly beautiful single slot graphics card and the water cooling block will allow it to reach higher frequencies, thus providing more performance during gaming or other GPU intense tasks.

EK-FC Radeon Vega
This water block directly cools the GPU, HBM2 memory, and 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 Radeon Vega water block features a central inlet split-flow cooling engine design for best possible cooling performance, which also works flawlessly with reversed water flow without adversely affecting the cooling performance. This kind of efficient cooling will allow your high-end graphics card to reach higher boost clocks, thus providing more performance during gaming or other GPU intense tasks. Moreover, such design offers great hydraulic performance allowing this product to be used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps.
The base of the block is made of electrolytic copper (bare- or nickel-plated, depending on the variant) while the top is made of either acrylic- or POM Acetal material. Plexi variants also feature two pre-drilled slots for 3mm LED lights. Screw-in brass standoffs are pre-installed and allow for safe, painless installation procedure.
EKWB recommends the purchase of aesthetic retention backplate which improves the looks of your graphics cards and also provides some passive cooling to the VRM circuit board. The EK-FC Radeon Vega water block is compatible with both Nickel and Black versions of the EK-FC Radeon Vega Backplates. The EK-FC Radeon Vega water block is also compatible with the factory backplates of all Radeon Vega based graphics cards.

The block also features a special plastic cover over the block Terminal. This add-on is designed to reveal the Radeon logo, visible from the side. EK also encloses a single-slot I/O bracket which replaces the original two-slot in order to make installation of multiple graphics cards easier and also transforms the GPU into a gorgeous single slot solution.
EK-FC Radeon Vega water block is compatible with multiple AMD Radeon Vega graphics cards series:
  • Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
  • Radeon RX Vega 64
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
Availability and pricing
These water blocks and backplates are made in Slovenia, Europe, and are available for pre-order through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. All EK-FC Radeon Vega pre-orders will start shipping Monday, 14th of August, 2017! EK-FC Radeon Vega Backplates will start shipping Friday, 25th of August, 2017!
  • EK-FC Radeon Vega €109.95
  • EK-FC Radeon Vega - Acetal €109.95
  • EK-FC Radeon Vega - Nickel €119.95
  • EK-FC Radeon Vega - Acetal+Nickel €119.95
  • EK-FC Radeon Vega Backplate - Nickel €37.95
  • EK-FC Radeon Vega Backplate - Black €29.95
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18 Comments on EK is Releasing Full Cover Water Blocks for AMD Radeon RX Vega

#1
the54thvoid
Nice one. Think I'll get one to put on my Vega for mining. :fear:
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#2
Bytales
Could one be running a normal Vega 64 with this waterblock @ the freq of the watercooled Version ?
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#3
Lionheart
Water blocks can make anything look good, so professionally stunning.
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#4
Totally
Why did they bother with backplates, I don't think they're going to sell too many of those since they stock card come with on already.

Bytales said:
Could one be running a normal Vega 64 with this waterblock @ the freq of the watercooled Version ?
Depends on how high Watman goes, I'm getting on a BIOS flash as the frustration free option if one knows what they are doing.
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#5
gdallsk
Totally said:
Why did they bother with backplates, I don't think they're going to sell too many of those since they stock card come with on already.
Because it might not be compatible with the block, same way some of the custom and all of the FE GTX 10 series cards are not.
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#6
Kohl Baas
What a fail... Miners don't need watercooling...
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#7
gdallsk
Kohl Baas said:
What a fail... Miners don't need watercooling...
But cards do ;)
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Kohl Baas
gdallsk said:
But cards do ;)
I doubt any miner will spend an extra 100 bucks per card for cooling. Not to mention it's just the block, you still need a very powerful heat exchanger and pump.
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#9
gdallsk
Kohl Baas said:
I doubt any miner will spend an extra 100 bucks per card for cooling. Not to mention it's just the block, you still need a very powerful heat exchanger and pump.
Miners are not the majority, you buy the card, you want it to be cool, you've got an option to do so.
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Kohl Baas
gdallsk said:
Miners are not the majority, you buy the card, you want it to be cool, you've got an option to do so.
Well, you will fail on the "buying" part if miners will demand it all.
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#11
BackSlash
RX Vega 56 + BIOS + EKWB = RX Vega 64 Water Cooled ?

Lets see..the price... ;)
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#12
BackSlash
Bytales said:
Could one be running a normal Vega 64 with this waterblock @ the freq of the watercooled Version ?
I hope so, and will be 'cheaper' than the WC AIO, but you must have WC on your system first ;)
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#13
Totally
gdallsk said:
Because it might not be compatible with the block, same way some of the custom and all of the FE GTX 10 series cards are not.
That was what was claimed and but it was found the stock back plate can be used just fine with their blocks. Not going to continue and end here with the quip 'A fool and his money.'
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#14
gdallsk
Totally said:
That was what was claimed and but it was found the stock back plate can be used just fine with their blocks. Not going to continue and end here with the quip 'A fool and his money.'
You cannot, unless you seriously want it to look like hackjob.
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#15
Totally
gdallsk said:
You cannot, unless you seriously want it to look like hackjob.
Mechanically the only diff is the ek block screw holes are counter sunk and have standoffs (which is a plus I guess since it may prevent over-torqueing to some degree) therefore only thing needed to get the stock backplate was longer screws. How is that exactly a hackjob?

Might I add: Some common sense + a few cents worth of screws cost much less than a $40 backplate
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#16
gdallsk
The screw holes on the original backplate are much smaller than the screws the block comes with. Have you actually held/disassembled one before?
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#17
Totally
Not a founders I'll admit but I have taken apart a couple 1080s
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#18
gdallsk
Totally said:
Not a founders I'll admit but I have taken apart a couple 1080s
That's why I said that some custom ones are compatible but not the Founders ones.
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