The new Vector² water blocks effortlessly solve the issue of excessive heat generation during high load on the GPU. These Radeon RX 7900 XTX water blocks cool the graphics compute die, voltage regulation module, voltage controllers, the VRAM, and the MCDs on the PowerColor Red Devil AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Graphic cards.
The new Red Devil RX 7900 XTX GPUs have GCD that is manufactured in a cutting edge 5nm process, allowing 54% improvement of performance per watt. While the GPU is efficient, it does still use more power than the previous generation. At 355W total board power that is packed in a smaller package than ever, with 300mm² GCD that contains 165% more transistors per mm² than the previous generation. Overall these GPUs feature 58 billion transistors for 61 TFLOPs of performance.
What differs from all other Vector² water blocks is that the cooling engine has been rotated by 90°, so the fins are perpendicular to the die. For optimal delta, the coolant flows over the graphics core die first, and the memory cache die after. Consequently, all MCDs get the same temperature coolant.
The package now contains the following:
- A high-performance GPU water block of the latest generation
- Premium quality CNC-machined backplate
- Mounting mechanism
- Thermal paste
- Thermal pads
- GPU and PCI power cable release tool
A black, full-coverage backplate is included with the GPU water block. Its distinctive L-shaped profile encloses the entire GPU while, at the same time, increasing the cooling surface area. The backplate also comes with pre-installed captive backplate screws that simplify the installation. They ensure that the correct size screw is always used where it is needed.
Technical and Visual Master Piece
The look of the next-gen water blocks is dominated by minimalistic straight lines. A 10mm thick copper cold plate is used for all Vector² GPU water blocks. For Plexi versions, D-RGB Lighting is now deployed on the longest edge of the water block for improved fidelity and brightness from every viewing angle. The LED PCB is concealed inside a clean aluminum extrusion.
EK-Matrix7 Support – For Easier Loop Assembly and Straight Lines
Matrix7 standardizes the dimensions of the products, including the port position and spacing, making liquid cooling loop assembly more intuitive and easier. EK-Quantum Vector² GPU cooling enclosures follow the EK-Matrix7 standard, making them seamlessly integrate with EK-Quantum Reflection² distribution plates. This brings compatibility with the EK vertical GPU mount l perfect alignment of ports in both horizontal and vertical positions, meaning less time used for planning of the loop, bending tubes, and the end result will still be an epic build.
EK-Quantum Vector² Red Devil RX 7900 XTX D-RGB – Nickel + Plexi
The EK-Quantum Vector² Red Devil RX 7900 XTX D-RGB – Nickel + Plexi GPU water block + backplate set is compatible with:
- PowerColor Red Devil AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX GPUs
For a precise compatibility match of this water block, we recommend you refer to the EK Cooling Configurator.
New Cooling Engine – For Best Cooling In Every Scenario
The Vector water block actively cools the GCD, VRAM, power stages, inductors, voltage controllers, and MCDs. Passively, through the backplate, the PCB hotspots on the backside of the GPU core, VRAM, and the VRM (voltage regulation module).
The implemented Vector² cooling engine uses a novel 3D machined acrylic insert to improve flow distribution and thermal performance. This new cooling engine is based on an Open Split-Flow design, but the asymmetric shape of the jet insert helps distribute an even flow between the first and last copper fins. The fin structure geometry has been optimized to provide even flow distribution with minimal losses and optimal performances even when used in reversed water flow scenarios. It is also 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.
Premium Materials and Clever Engineering for Longevity and Top Performance
All Vector² GPU water blocks use a thick 10mm copper coldplate with an acetal terminal attached directly to it to create a robust assembly. A single o-ring design is used to create a seal between the cold plate and the water block top, reducing the number of failure points. This also means that you have seen the end of stainless steel bridge plates that were utilized on GPU water blocks before. This simple construction provides confidence during customization and maintenance. Tactile magnetic covers are used to conceal the terminal screws, which allows rotation of the branding when the GPU is inverted in the case.
The cold plate is CNC-machined out of high-quality, pure electrolytic copper which is then nickel-plated, while its top is CNC-machined out of glass-like cast acrylic. The black anodized backplate has a new L-shaped profile that touches the base of the water block and encloses the entire GPU while increasing the cooling surface leading to even better performance.
For the first time, captive backplate screws are added to the backplate. They simplify installation, ensuring the correct length is always used where it is needed to avoid any user error or second-guessing.
The backplate improves your graphics cards’ overall aesthetics and provides additional passive cooling for the backside of the printed circuit board VRM, core, and VRAM sections.
Rotatable Magnetic Covers
Sleek magnetic covers are used to conceal the terminal screws, allowing the branding to rotate when the GPU water block enclosures are inverted in the case or used on a vertical GPU mount.
Addressable D-RGB Compatibility
Addressable D-RGB LED lighting is deployed on the longest edge of the water block for improved uniformity and brightness. The PCB and diodes are concealed inside a clean aluminum extrusion. The individually addressable RGB LED is 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 (Pinout: +5V | Data | Blocked | Ground).
Vector² Water Blocks Won an iF Design Award
EK’s premium water blocks from the Quantum Vector² product line boasts an iF Design Awards for 2022. These prestigious awards signify top-tier design levels delivered by our products to both consumers and the design community. Not only do Vector² water blocks have aesthetically pleasing looks to deserve these awards, but they also bring patent-pending technologies and valuable features to the table.
– Dimensions (L x H x W): 325.5 x 148 x 27 mm
– LED count: 17
– D-RGB cable length: 50cm
– D-RGB connector 3-pin 5V digital LED header (Pinout: +5V | Data | Blocked | Ground)
Made in Slovenia – Europe!
- Due to an immense variety of fittings/barbs available on the market and no prescribed standards, we guarantee compatibility only for connectors bought from our website.
- Factory backplates are not compatible with this water block!
- This product should NOT be installed with any aluminum Fluid Gaming parts!
- The use of specifically engineered coolants that contain corrosion, scale, and biological inhibitors is mandatory to prevent damage to your nickel-plated water block! EK is offering a selection of such products in the coolants section.
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