EK Water Blocks Shows Off EKFC7970 Matrix Full Water Block

EK Water Blocks has released the EK-FC7970 Matrix, a water cooling block specifically for Asus' Radeon HD 7970 Matrix. Asus' card is built on a non-reference PCB and consequently its users were previously restricted to using the stock cooler if they didn't want to manually piece together a cooling system.

The EK-FC7970 Matrix's base and top are made of nickel plated electrolytic copper and POM respectively which cools the GPU, RAM and the VRM. The block is built using a high-flow design, meaning that it can easily be used with weaker pumps and comes with pre-installed bass standoffs for a painless and safe installation. EK Water Blocks also includes a replacement two slot I/O bracket so that buyers can remove the space-eating 3-slot bracket and potentially fit four 7970s in a standard ATX case.

Pricing for the EK-FC7970 Matrix is set at an MSRP of $143.77. The units will go on sale starting March 8 and are currently available for pre-order.


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  • kitsunestarwind
    Looks like a damn good block, hopefully EK have fixed their plating issues
  • ojas
    That's how i want all graphics cards to look in the future. Badass.
  • jankeke
    kitsunestarwindLooks like a damn good block, hopefully EK have fixed their plating issues

    Yeah, I really hope so too. I'd really like 2 of those in my next rig but I really try to avoid nickel plating in water-blocks.