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EK releases an RGB Radeon RX Vega GPU water block

EK has created their first RGB GPU water block

EK releases an RGB Radeon RX Vega GPU water block

EK releases an RGB Radeon RX Vega GPU water block

EK has officially released a new water block design for AMD's Radeon RX Vega series of GPUs, turning the card into a single-slot until while also delivering RGB illumination. The use of this block creates a thin, bright and cool running graphics card, which allows AMD's RX Vega graphics cards to achieve higher levels of performance. 

This unit is EK's first RGB GPU water block, utilising an RGB LED strip on the base of the GPU's water block in a similar way to EK's already popular RGB CPU/Motherboard monoblock designs. 

The block itself doesn't appear to have any significant design changes over EK's original block design, supporting AMD's Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, Radeon RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 reference models, all of which utilise the same PCB design. This block will also support the same EK-FC backplate designs as EK's original water blocks.  

 

This new block design will also support AMD's reference backplate designs for RX Vega 56/64 and Radeon Vega Frontier Edition GPUs, except for the AIO cooled RX Vega 64 LC, which utilises a different backplate design. 

The RGB functionality of this GPU uses a single 12V 40pin RGB cable, which can be used with ASUS Aura Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light and ASRock RGB LED control software, allowing these functions to be used with every major motherboard manufacturer.  

EK will also ship this block with a single slot I/O cover, turning RX Vega GPUs into single-slot designs, allowing users to save space or insert other add-in cards to their PC. 

  EK releases an RGB Radeon RX Vega GPU water block

EK releases an RGB Radeon RX Vega GPU water block  

This new water block design will ship at a price of €129.90 on the EK web store (including VAT), with purchases starting today. 

You can join the discussion on EK's new RGB Radeon RX Vega water block on the OC3D Forums

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03-03-2018, 10:23:26

AlienALX
Pretty, but they are a bit brave releasing that. Mostly because hardly any one will be able to get the card it fits to. Not sure if miners WC but I would doubt it.

Read a very interesting article a few days ago about how PC gaming was basically going into hibernation now until at least 2019. I can agree tbh. What with RAM, SSD and GPU prices it's not worth building anything more than a Vega APU W/8gb atm.Quote

03-03-2018, 14:04:34

NeverBackDown
That's really cool honestly. Wish they made a version for there Aluminum GTX kits. Might just push me over to buy oneQuote

03-03-2018, 15:25:45

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
That's really cool honestly. Wish they made a version for there Aluminum GTX kits. Might just push me over to buy one
Oh yeah I deffo give it a 10 for looks tbh. I love the port area too. It's huge and it looks like you could use some big old fat fittings on there with no issues.Quote

03-03-2018, 15:32:58

NeverBackDown
I just think it's far better design rather than having yet ANOTHER cable plugged into the side of the 3mm hole of the block for the LED. On top of that the LED isn't even RGB so limits choice.

It is interesting though to see them do it with Vega first. They probably figured if nobody likes it we won't lose much because it's a low volume product anyway(compared to GTX).Quote

05-03-2018, 03:41:18

Warchild
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
I just think it's far better design rather than having yet ANOTHER cable plugged into the side of the 3mm hole of the block for the LED. On top of that the LED isn't even RGB so limits choice.

It is interesting though to see them do it with Vega first. They probably figured if nobody likes it we won't lose much because it's a low volume product anyway(compared to GTX).
I was thinking EXACTLY the same thing as I browsed the comments. This is a great way to test a new product on the consumer without breaking the bank so to speak.

My only gripe is that the black strip once in a darkened case makes the GPU block look a little "narrow" to me. Personal preference obviously but, looking at it lit up on the EK twitter post, it feels a tad skinny.Quote
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