EKWB Readies Full-Coverage Water-Block for MSI R7970 Lightning
Slovenian PC water-cooling major EK Water Blocks (EKWB) announced a full-coverage water-block for MSI's Radeon HD 7970 Lightning graphics card. The company hopes to put its new FC-7970 LTG up for sale by the end of July.
Are you one of those who spent a big chunk of dough on MSI's flagship Radeon HD 7970 Lightning graphics card before launches of NVIDIA's GTX 680 and AMD's own HD 7970 GHz Edition, and are now uncomfortable with how close the two get to beating your card in performance? EK Water Blocks (EKWB) has just the thing for you. The Slovenian PC water-cooling expert unveiled the FC-7970 LTG.
The FC-7970 LTG from EKWB is a full-coverage water block tailored for the MSI Radeon HD 7970 Lightning. The block covers most warm components on the obverse side of the PCB, including the Radeon HD 7970 GPU on steroids, the 12 GDDR5 memory chips, and the seventeen sets of International Rectifier DirectFETs. The reverse side of the PCB is left for the back-plate the card shipped with, there are no hot components on that side. The primary material of the block is copper, with stainless steel and acetal tops. The coolant-flow channel covers the VRM and memory areas, in addition to the GPU area. The block uses EKWB's FCLink system that makes plumming for standalone and multi-GPU setups easy.
EKWB hopes to get the FC-7970 LTG available on the company website for purchase by 27th July. Detailed specifications and pricing will be available then.