EK launches Quantum Vector water blocks for PowerColor RX6900/6800XT Red Devil series

Published: 4th Aug 2021, 08:00 GMT   Comments

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EK LAUNCHES VECTOR WATER BLOCKS FOR POWERCOLOR RED DEVIL RX 6800 AND RX 6900 GPUS

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.

EK-Quantum Vector Red Devil RX 6800/6900 Water Block

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.

Current 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)

Backplate for EK-Quantum Vector Red Devil RX 6800/6900 Water Blocks

EK recommends the purchase of an aluminum 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. In the table below, you can see the manufacturer suggested retail prices (MSRP).

  • 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€

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