EK announces waterblocks for Radeon RX 6950XT graphics card

Published: May 11th 2022, 06:35 GMT   Comments

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EK®, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is happy to announce that several AMD-based GPU water blocks are compatible with the new AMD® Radeon™ RX 6000 series expansion. A plethora of available EK-Quantum Vector RX GPU water blocks, including the EK-Quantum Vector RX 6800/6900 D-RGB – AMD Radeon Edition, will fit the reference design of the new RDNA2 based AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT.

“EK’s award-winning liquid cooling solutions are designed to offer a significant boost in thermal performance while staying silent, providing incredible gaming experiences for our customers,” said Scott Herkelman, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Graphics Business Unit at AMD.

EK-Quantum Vector RX 6800/6900 D-RGB – AMD Radeon Edition
The EK-Quantum Vector RX 6800/6900 D-RGB – Special Edition high-performance full-cover water block is designed for the latest generation of AMD Radeon™ graphics cards. The Special Edition block stands out thanks to the black acetal top with aesthetic side-slopes that mimic the new graphics cards’ factory cooler. The top also features an ultra-clean, screwless design because the assembly is done from the backside of the block. The water block provides active cooling to the GPU core, VRAM, and all the VRM MOSFETs, and is also in contact with the inductors to suppress any potential coil whine. The water block will be delivered with a special gray anodized backplate that provides additional passive cooling to the backside of the GPU PCB. Bringing it all together is the central AMD Radeon™ logo backed up by a dense addressable D-RGB LED strip to create smooth color transitions.

For matching aesthetics, there is also the EK-Quantum Velocity D-RGB – AMD Ryzen Edition premium quality CPU water block for AMD Ryzen processors available in the webshop. This AM4-specific water block is an evolution of the Velocity series CPU water blocks that embed the 5th generation of the award-winning EK CPU water block cooling engine.

EK-Quantum Vector RX 6800/6900
The standard lineup of our 2nd generation EK-Quantum Vector RX water blocks consists of four water blocks in various material combinations, accompanied by standard black and nickel-plated backplates.

These water blocks implement 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 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 products currently available 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. To cater to the old-school liquid cooling enthusiasts, EK still offers bare copper models of these water blocks that are not equipped with any RGB effects. The watertight sealing is ensured by high-quality EPDM O-rings, while brass standoffs are pre-installed and allow for a safe and easy installation procedure.

The aesthetic end-piece houses the addressable D-RGB LED strip. This water block has a total of 6 individually addressable RGB LEDs and is compatible with popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers. The arrow marking on the 3-pin D-RGB LED connector should be aligned with the +5V marking on the D-RGB (addressable) header.

Availability and Pricing
All the listed products are made and assembled in Slovenia, Europe, and are available for pre-order through the EK Webshop and dedicated reseller network. The table below shows the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP). EK-Quantum Velocity D-RGB – Special Edition is readily available for order through the EK Webshop.

  • EK-Quantum Vector RX 6800/6900 D-RGB – Nickel + Plexi 149.90€
  • EK-Quantum Vector RX 6800/6900 D-RGB – Nickel + Acetal 144.90€
  • EK-Quantum Vector RX 6800/6900 – Copper + Plexi 82.90€
  • EK-Quantum Vector RX 6800/6900 – Copper + Acetal 82.90€
  • EK-Quantum Vector RX 6800/6900 Backplate – Black 36.90€
  • EK-Quantum Vector RX 6800/6900 Backplate – Nickel 43.90€
  • EK-Quantum Vector RX 6800/6900 D-RGB – AMD Radeon Edition 219.90€
  • EK-Quantum Velocity D-RGB – AMD Ryzen Edition 103.90€

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