Tuesday, July 16th 2019

EK Launches EK-Vector Special Edition RX 5700-series Water Blocks

EK Water Blocks, the leading premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing a Special Edition of the EK-Vector Radeon RX 5700 +XT water block that is compatible with reference design AMD Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT graphics cards. This efficient and elegant-looking cooling made to look like the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT factory cooler will allow your high-end Navi series graphics card to reach higher boost clocks, thus providing more overclocking headroom and more performance during gaming or other GPU intense tasks.

With the fabrication process of 7 nm, the chips become very small. The size of the new Navi GPU cores in RX 5700 and 5700 XT is only 251 mm while the 14 nm Vega GPUs were 495 mm in size. Almost double. The Navi GPU is more efficient, but still, the thermal density is increased. Which is why these small chips benefit a lot from a more efficient way of cooling via our water blocks.
EK-Vector Radeon RX 5700 +XT RGB - Special Edition
This water block directly cools the GPU, 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, and VRM (voltage regulation module) as cooling liquid is channeled directly over these critical areas. These newly developed water blocks feature a redesigned cooling engine that has a larger footprint compared to the previous generation of EK Full Cover water blocks. This results in a larger surface area for heat transfer which increases the thermal performance of these water blocks.

The base of the block is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper while the top is made of black POM Acetal material engraved in the pattern of the factory cooler. The Radeon logo on the top is lit up with R GB which is connected to a motherboard via a standard 12 V 4-pin R GB connector. Sealing is ensured by high-quality EPDM O-Rings. The brass standoffs are already pre-installed and allow for a safe and easy installation procedure.

The EK-Vector Radeon RX 5700 +XT - Special Edition water blocks are compatible with popular R GB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers since they features a standard 4-pin 12 V R GB LED strip.

Compatibility
The EK-Vector Radeon RX 5700 +XT - Special Edition water blocks are compatible with the reference design Radeon RX 5700 and RX5700 XT graphics cards.

Special Edition Backplate
This GPU comes with a CNC machined retention backplate made from CNC machined aluminium with a black nickel finish. Backplate covers the whole length of graphics cards PCB, serves as an aesthetic add-on and also provides passive cooling for the backside of the voltage regulation module (VRM).

Availability and Pricing
The EK-Vector Radeon RX 5700 +XT - Special Edition blocks and backplates are made in Slovenia, Europe and are available for pre-order only through the EK Webshop. They will start shipping on 29th of July 2019! In the table below you can see manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) with VAT included.

EK-Vector Radeon RX 5700 +XT R GB - Special Edition 179.90€.
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7 Comments on EK Launches EK-Vector Special Edition RX 5700-series Water Blocks

#1
lynx29
5700 xt gold edition with this waterblock on it in a custom loop, hitting 2200-2400 mhz possibly... meow?
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#2
ZoneDymo
that is one sexy minimalist waterblock
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#3
Dristun
lynx29, post: 4081652, member: 153071"
5700 xt gold edition with this waterblock on it in a custom loop, hitting 2200-2400 mhz possibly... meow?
...for 600$ total. I bet higher end Navi cards will be faster without any waterblocks and insane overclocks at this price.
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Dammeron
Dristun, post: 4081703, member: 188250"
...for 600$ total. I bet higher end Navi cards will be faster without any waterblocks and insane overclocks at this price.
You don't buy fullcover waterblocks for "performance gains/money" - it's obvious, that a higher end card gives You more profit.

People buy water blocks for the fun of it - creating a custom loop, modding the case etc...
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Dristun
Dammeron, post: 4081710, member: 150201"
You don't buy fullcover waterblocks for "performance gains/money" - it's obvious, that a higher end card gives You more profit.

People buy water blocks for the fun of it - creating a custom loop, modding the case etc...
I sort of get it but then it's always weird to me when people do that to midrange components. It's like putting chrome and carbon rims on a Camry in my eyes.
But, to everyone their own, I suppose.
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#6
Dammeron
Well, I payed around 120 euro for a fullcover+backplate for my HD7950, which did cost me around 200, so yeah...

Still, just can't live without some fluid flowing through my PC. :)
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#7
Vlada011
Price of waterblock is insane. If AMD decide to sell graphic card for 400$ block will cost almost half price of GPU.
That's not normal. Block for Radeon Navi can't cost more then 100$. No matter how good is, 120 with backplate example.
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