Slovenia based water cooling experts EK Water Blocks have today announced another product release, only days after launching a GTX Titan full cover waterblock. Today however sees the launch for AMD’s 7970 in the form of the Asus Matrix Platinum. You may remember that we took a look at the Asus Matrix HD 7970 Platinum 3GB card a couple of months back and found it to be exceptional with some very unique features, walking away with our Editor’s Choice award.
Much like other full cover blocks from EK, the EK-FC7970 directly cools the GPU, VRMs and memory due to the design which allows for water to flow across all critical areas of the card, thus meaning that pushing the card further in terms of overclocking should yield better results due to the improved cooling solution.
EK have also made sure that the EK-FC7970 features a high flow design so that it can be used in conjunction with liquid cooling loops that feature weaker water pumps, which decidedly is a cost decision more than anything.
The base of the water block is nickel plated electrolytic copper, and the top is made from a quality POM Acetal material. Rubber washers are used to seal the unit and brass standoffs pre-installed making installation both simple and painless.
The Matrix Platinum by standard features a three slot I/O design, whereas EK bundle in a two slot I/O bracket making it easier for CrossFire configurations. With the block installed, up to four EK-FC7970 Matrix enabled cards can be used together on a single ATX form factor motherboard in conjunction with the EK-FC terminal which comes in dual, triple or quad flavours.
Pricing is set at €109.95 Inc VAT and will be available on Friday March 8th 2013 through both the EK Webshop and their retail partners and pre-ordering is already possible.