EKWB Releases AMD Radeon Pro Duo Full-Cover Water Block

Subject: Graphics Cards, Cases and Cooling | May 10, 2016 - 08:55 AM |
Tagged: water cooling, radeon pro duo, radeon, pro duo, liquid cooling, graphics cards, gpu cooler, gpu, EKWB, amd

While AMD's latest dual-GPU powerhouse comes with a rather beefy-looking liquid cooling system out of the box, the team at EK Water Blocks have nonetheless created their own full-cover block for the Pro Duo, which is now available in a pair of versions.

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"Radeon™ has done it again by creating the fastest gaming card in the world. Improving over the Radeon™ R9 295 X2, the Radeon Pro Duo card is faster and uses the 3rd generation GCN architecture featuring asynchronous shaders enables the latest DirectX™ 12 and Vulkan™ titles to deliver amazing 4K and VR gaming experiences. And now EK Water Blocks made sure, the owners can get the best possible liquid cooling solution for the card as well!"

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Nickel version (top), Acetal+Nickel version (bottom)

The blocks include a single-slot I/O bracket, which will allow the Pro Duo to fit in many more systems (and allow even more of them to be installed per motherboard!).

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"EK-FC Radeon Pro Duo water block features EK unique central inlet split-flow cooling engine with a micro fin design for best possible cooling performance of both GPU cores. The block design also allows flawless operation with reversed water flow without adversely affecting the cooling performance. Moreover, such design offers great hydraulic performance, allowing this product to be used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps.

The base is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper while the top is made of quality POM Acetal or acrylic (depending on the variant). Screw-in brass standoffs are pre-installed and allow for safe installation procedure."

Suggested pricing is set at 155.95€ for the blocks (approx. $177 US), and they are "readily available for purchase through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network".

Source: EKWB

May 10, 2016 | 11:05 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Needed because of the shitty AMD Engineered Cooling Solution.

May 10, 2016 | 11:15 AM - Posted by ajoy39

you mean the water cooled graphics card?

May 10, 2016 | 03:52 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Mom's-basement-dwelling Nvidrone spotted!

May 10, 2016 | 05:22 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

(nuked for profanity / racism)

May 10, 2016 | 05:23 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Lying because you think it makes you look better, doesn't make you look better. It just makes you look like a liar.

Of course, nobody has to point out your bigotry. You wear it like a badge of honor. It's no wonder you have to lie to try to get people to like you.

May 10, 2016 | 05:37 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Gaming GIT alert, mindless gaming GIT alert!

May 10, 2016 | 11:49 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The AMD Radeon Pro Duo, I want this SKU and the Full-Cover Water Block! I'll install the pro graphics drivers and do some very long Blender rendering jobs where each frame will take some minutes, with the ray tracing sampling turned way up on all the lights and the AA and AO/other feature settings turned way up. AMD has some great ray tracing software/middleware for accelerating ray tracing workloads on the GPU! So long to the pricy Xeon SKUs I'll be able to stick with the lower cost versions. $1500 is a bargain for this SKU just to get access to the pro graphics drivers that usually require the purchase of a more costly FirePro SKU!

Now with Pascal/Volta(from Nvidia) and Polaris/Vega(From AMD) please the both of you GPU markers, and others, continue getting more of the functionality in your GPUs' micro-architectures that was once only available on a CPU, so graphics card owners can totally tell the CPU to kiss-off when it comes to any graphics related workloads, and that includes, at some future time, some dedicated Ray Tracing units in the GPUs hardware!

May 10, 2016 | 05:23 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

DUMBASS. These have ultra high failure rates, and those drivers are TOTAL shit.

May 10, 2016 | 05:36 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Gaming GIT alert, mindless gaming GIT alert!

May 10, 2016 | 05:44 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

"These have ultra high failure rates"

Cite your source, liar.

May 10, 2016 | 12:04 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

WOW! Dual-GPUs in a single slot, impressive!

May 10, 2016 | 12:58 PM - Posted by remc86007

If AMD had released it with a single slot block, I think some of the reviews would have been slightly more favorable.

May 10, 2016 | 06:47 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

Yeah... that would have been an interesting niche. Not sure if the Pro Duo market overlaps heavily, if at all, with the "replace your GPU cooler" market, though.

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