AMD’s Radeon R9 Nano graphics card was only just released upon the market yesterday, and today Aqua Computer are ready to take on pre-orders on their real full cover water block for just that card. You can get some impressive results by replacing the factory-default air cooler on this already efficient mini card with this new water block.
The kryographics R9 NANO full cover water cooler is a true full cover cooler as it covers the entire PCB area. There is already a single-slot bracket available for the R9 Fury X and that will work on this card too, allowing you to make a true single-slot mITX graphics card with a power that hasn’t been seen before. Internal tests by Aqua Computer showed temperatures of just 35 degrees on the GPU (27 degrees water temperature) when running Furmark. Impressive!
We know that the GPU used on the R9 Nano is the same as the one on the R9 Fury X and as such there is a lot of performance to be had, with a few limitation. The GPU is simply clocked into a more efficient area instead of running it to the maximum. So by adding a full cover water block like this to the card, we should be able to almost the same results. There is the limitation of only one PCIe 8-pin power connector, but otherwise you should be free.
The water block will cool the GPU and onboard memory as effective as possible, and the entire VRM area is properly cooled as well, including the regulators. The base is made from electrolytic copper and there are several top versions available as we’re used to from the kryographics series.
Pre-orders for the Kryographics R9 Nano full cover water block can be placed from today and the actual coolers will start to ship the following week.
Most people tend to prefer to stick to one company as much as possible when building their systems, I know I am one of them. So it’s no surprise that Aqua Computer got a lot of requests for an LED controller over the years, and after years of development they have come up with their Farbwerk RGB LED controller, a very unique and awesome little device.
The name derives from the German words “Farbe” (colour) and “Werk” (factory/plant/work). Twelve channels in total can be used for up to four RGB strips or as individual channels. Each channel has a resolution of 13 bits (8192 individual steps), resulting in smooth color transitions even at low brightness settings.
The farbwerk is an autonomous device with an embedded microprocessor and can be operated without a PC. Four sensor inputs can be used with compatible temperature sensors to visualize temperatures as colors. For those creative users interested in electronics, the sensor inputs can also be used to connect potentiometers or as 0 – 3.3 V inputs – and with a little creativity, the outputs can be used for other applications as well, for example for fans or if used outside the PC, even for devices requiring up to 24 Volts.
The farbwerk can also use software sensors from tools such as HWiNFO, AIDA and Open Hardware Monitor to visually display what’s going on in your system. The farbwerk also comes as a Bluetooth version that allows you to control everything from your Android device. The source-code is open-source and can be used to create apps for other platforms, so they should arrive from users and fans.
This tiny LED controller has so many features and options that I highly recommend you check it out yourself. The farbwerk RGB LED controllers should be available shortly. The MSRP is set to €29,90 for the non-Bluetooth version while the one with Bluetooth will cost you €39.99. Actually not much when you consider all the option you’ll be getting.
Thanks to AquaComputer for providing us with this information