EK introduces full-cover water cooling solution for Asus R9 290 and 290X graphics card
EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana-based premium water cooling gear manufacturer announced full-cover water cooling solution for the Asus Direct CU II series AMD Radeon R9 290- and 290X graphics card. EK-FC R9-290X DCII water block directly cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and it’s VRM to remain stable under high overclocks.
Block base of EK-FC R9-290X DCII water block is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper – depending on the variant) while the top is made of quality cast acrylic material or POM Acetal (depending on the variant). Screw-in brass standoffs are pre-installed and allow for safe installation procedure. The cooling engine uses refined, 0.6mm wide microchannel structure to even further improve the heat transfer while not sacrificing the famous low hydraulic restriction design.
Up to four EK-FC R9-290X DCII series water blocks can be interconnected using various methods (EK-FC Terminal, EK-HD Tube & Adapter System or EK-FC Bridge CSQ – depending on the water block variant) which allows for hassle-free piping job. The product is available in a three variants, an aesthetic retention backplate is also available. Both ROG Matrix R9 290X and GTX 780 Ti water blocks are due for release by early May.