EK Launches World’s First Water Cooling Solution for AMD FirePro
Ryan Martin / 4 years ago
EK are renowned throughout the industry for making an incredibly diverse range of water blocks that tackle not just the “mainstream” segment of the water cooling market, which is quite niche in itself, but also the niche segments of the water cooling market. Their latest product which impressed us was a mounting kit specifically made for “delidded” Ivy Bridge CPUs. However, today EK have come out with a GPU water cooling solution for the AMD FirePro series of cards. Naturally EK have devised these two expensive water cooling solutions for the two highest performance FirePro cards, the W9000 and the S10000.
As you may be able to tell from the images the EK S10000 water cooling solutions is single slot. This is excellent news for the enterprise environment because it means you can fit two FirePro cards into the same space thus being able to get twice the computing power in a server space environment. Add to that the fact that the water block cools the GPU, the VRM and RAM keeping everything running much cooler than the reference design offering much more stability.
While the W9000 water block still consumes two PCI Express slots but it does still offer the extra cooling performance that you’d expect from water cooling. Both of these water blocks use high flow designs which is perfect for water cooling systems that do not have strong pumps.
Both water blocks are constructed out of C110 grade electrolytic copper while the top is made of laser cut stainless steel metal plate. The sealing is performed by quality NBR rubber washers. Screw-in brass standoffs are pre-installed and allow for safe, painless installation procedure. Both water blocks are factory pressure tested and come with 1g packaging of Arctic Cooling MX-2 thermal grease (TIM).
The EK-FCS10000 comes with the MSRP of €139.95 (incl. VAT) while the EK-FCW9000 comes with MSRP of €119.95 (incl. VAT). Both products will be available for purchase through the EK Webshop and the Partner Reseller Network on Friday, April 5th 2013.
This be a very niche market product but the pricing is pretty competitive and the advantages of water cooling to enterprise could be excellent. What do you think of EK’s latest creation? Can it be useful? Or were AMD FirePro water blocks not made before this for a good reason?
Source: Press Release