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EK Water Blocks Releases EK-Vector Series Water Blocks for AMD Radeon VII

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looncraz, thank you for the information. I also ordered the Bykski Rad VII waterblock and it shipped yesterday from Boise, Idaho. Tentatively supposed to be delivered Monday. I'll post my results after I get it.

BTW, what thermal paste did you use?

I had ordered Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut to use with it due to the slight variance between the cpu and HBM2 heighths.

Did you have any problem with that?

I am using the Bykski block. I believe I got the first one.
LUCKEE!:laugh:
 
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It's troubling though how hot it gets under water when the volts are ramped up.
We are talking about a card that can run almost 450mhz above it's typical stock clocks (which is like what a 25%+ overclock ? ) on water. The same cannot be said about any Nvidia card from recent history, I find that even more troubling.
 
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looncraz, thank you for the information. I also ordered the Bykski Rad VII waterblock and it shipped yesterday from Boise, Idaho. Tentatively supposed to be delivered Monday. I'll post my results after I get it.

BTW, what thermal paste did you use?

I had ordered Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut to use with it due to the slight variance between the cpu and HBM2 heighths.

Did you have any problem with that?



LUCKEE!:laugh:

I used MX-4 2019, but I used Kryonaut last time with my Vega 64 and the EK block.

I measured the GPU on mine and determined it was very near perfectly flat. I should have pulled out my micrometer set, then I could measure with 0.00005" (0.00127mm) accuracy... maybe next time.

The Bykski base was also very flat and had a visible, very fine, texture that I couldn't feel with a needle. I wish pressure indicator paper was easier to find. Would be very helpful.. do a dry fit and know just how the contact patch is going to be.
 
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I hope TPU does a review on the block with the AMD card.. Be very interesting to see if anything much changes....
It would be cool to see what the R7 could do with a water block.
 
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Which waterblock are you using on your Radeon VII?
Is it Bykski?
That is the only one that I know about is available at the moment.
Alphacool and EKWB will become available from start of April.
The Alphacool GPX Solo that GamersNexus was originally going to use until he quietly realized that it actually hits the two topside chokes, which you can see scratched into the top of the two in the first picture.

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I literally fixed mine with a hacksaw. Copper is soft. It took like 20 minutes. I also drilled out the original bracket for the bigger screws so there would be more pressure in the middle of the package.

34,234 graphics score in Firestrike on a good run at 2200/1260
https://www.3dmark.com/fs/18570203
 
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My Bykski block came in today. Big difference in temparatures.
 
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I have cancelled the Alphacool pre-order. They shifted their delivery date by three weeks to around 3rd week of April. The original date was 29.03.:mad:

Now I am back to my favourite brand for GPU water blocks.
I have now ordered EK-Vector. :D

According to EKWB this should start shipping on 01.04. Let's hope this date is accurate. I have ordered nickel block and the black backplate.

EK-Vector Radeon VII RGB - Nickel + Plexi:
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-vector-radeon-vii-rgb-nickel-plexi

EK-Vector Radeon VII Backplate - Black:
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-vector-radeon-vii-backplate-black

Hopefully EK will send these next Monday.
Please EK don't shift delivery date like Alphacool did. o_O

I will upload some photos of the build and add some benchmarks in the Radeon VII owner's thread after I receive this. :rolleyes:
 
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Good news. EKWB was really fast.
I Pre-ordered this water block on 28.03 and it has already shipped on 29.03.
Official website says it's on Pre-Order starts shipping on 01.04.

Thanks EKWB for fast processing of my order. :clap:

Good that I cancelled Alphacool order. They shifted delivery by three weeks to around third week of April.

I paid more for EKWB but I don't have quality concerns.
EK did not disappoint me so far in the past with the quality of their water blocks. :toast:

I never had water block from Alphacool so don't know their quality but I own a few fitting from them, but their quality is not as good as the EKWB fitting that I own also.
 
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The EK block has arrived today. :D
The build will follow soon in the next days.

I am little bit upset with EK. :mad:
They did not include installation instructions neither for block nor for backplate.
I have to download copies for both from their website and print them myself.

This is not very proffesional from EK in my view. :shadedshu:

I have been using in the past many blocks and other components from them. They used to include the instruction in the package.
 
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