Wednesday, August 4th 2021

EK Launches Vector Water Blocks for PowerColor Red Devil RX 6800 & RX 6900 Cards

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is launching the new EK-Quantum Vector Red Devil water block made for the PowerColor Red Devil version of the AMD Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and 6900 XT graphics cards. This 2nd-generation EK-Quantum Vector water block implements an Open Split-Flow cooling engine design, which proved to be a superior solution for GPU water blocks. It is characterized by low hydraulic flow restriction, meaning it can be used with weaker water pumps or pumps running on low-speed settings and still achieve top performance. The jet plate and the fin structure geometry have been optimized to provide even flow distribution with minimal losses and optimal performance when used in any given coolant flow orientation, unlike some currently available products on the market.

The base of the block is CNC-machined out of nickel-plated electrolytic copper, while its top is CNC-machined either out of glass-like cast acrylic or durable black POM acetal. The watertight seal is ensured by high-quality EPDM O-rings, while brass standoffs are already pre-installed and allow for a safe and easy installation procedure.
Compatibility List for the EK-Quantum Vector Red Devil RX 6800/6900 Water Blocks
  • PowerColor Red Devil AMD Radeon RX 6800 16GB GDDR6 (AXRX 6800 16GBD6-3DHE/OC)
  • PowerColor Red Devil AMD Radeon RX 6800 16GB GDDR6 Limited Edition (AXRX 6800 16GBD6-2DHCE/OC)
  • PowerColor Red Devil AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB GDDR6 (AXRX 6800XT 16GBD6-3DHE/OC)
  • PowerColor Red Devil AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB GDDR6 Limited Edition (AXRX 6800XT 16GBD6-2DHCE/OC)
  • PowerColor Red Devil AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB GDDR6 (AXRX 6900XT 16GBD6-3DHE/OC)
  • PowerColor Red Devil AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB GDDR6 Limited Edition (AXRX 6900XT 16GBD6-2DHCE/OC)
  • PowerColor Red Devil AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Ultimate 16GB GDDR6 (AXRX 6900XTU 16GBD6-3DHE/OC)
The aesthetic end-piece houses the addressable D-RGB LED strip. These water blocks boast a total of 9 individually addressable RGB LEDs. They are compatible with popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers. The arrow marking on the 3-pin D-RGB LED connector is to be aligned with the +5V marking on the D-RGB (addressable) header.

EK recommends the purchase of an aluminium retention backplate, which improves the overall aesthetics of your graphics cards and also provides additional passive cooling. Cooling is provided for the PCB behind the GPU core, the backside of the VRAM, and the backside of the printed circuit board VRM section on PowerColor RX 6800, 6800 XT, and 6900 XT GPUs. It comes in anodized black or nickel-plated variant.

Availability and Pricing

The EK-Quantum Vector Red Devil RX 6800/6900 GPU water blocks and backplates are made and assembled in Slovenia, Europe, and are available for pre-order through the EK Online Shop and the dedicated reseller network. They are expected to start shipping out in mid-August 2021.
  • EK-Quantum Vector Red Devil RX 6800/6900 D-RGB - Nickel + Plexi | 164.90€
  • EK-Quantum Vector Red Devil RX 6800/6900 D-RGB - Nickel + Acetal | 159.90€
  • EK-Quantum Vector Red Devil RX 6800/6900 Backplate - Black | 42.90€
  • EK-Quantum Vector Red Devil RX 6800/6900 Backplate - Nickel | 49.90€
Source: EK
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3 Comments on EK Launches Vector Water Blocks for PowerColor Red Devil RX 6800 & RX 6900 Cards

#1
GhostRyder
So am I correct in assuming this is similar/the same block as on the liquid devil (Obviously without logo). I was reading and it seemed like the red devil and Liquid devil were basically the same card (Albeit with higher overclocks out of the box and the factory fitted water block). I have been looking at getting the Red devil card for my rig as prices have finally come down enough I am starting to consider getting one and that seems to be the one I have the most interest in.
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#2
Crackong
And they are selling the pre-waterblocked 6800XT for $1,599.99
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#3
orionbg
Wow... Only six months later than they should have been released initially...
I guess some deal was made with Power Color for exclusivity to delay them so much...
Oh well... I sold my Red Devil 6900xt two months ago so thank you but no, thank you!
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