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EKWB Unveils its Classic Waterblock for AMD 6900/6800 GPUs

EK Water Blocks (EKWB) is ready to offer a new Classic line GPU water block for graphics cards based on the latest AMD RDNA2 architecture. It fits most reference PCB designs of the Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800XT, and RX 6900 GPUs. Minimalistic design with fewer details makes this EK-Classic Line water block more affordable while still offering all the qualities of an EKWB product, such as high performance, excellent customer support, and a comprehensive installation manual.

EKWB Classic Waterblock for AMD 6900/6800 GPUs

The EK-Classic GPU Water Block RX 6800/6900 D-RGB directly cools the GPU, VRAM, and the VRM (voltage regulation module) as a cooling liquid is channelled right over these critical areas. The water block is in contact with power stages as well as Inductor chokes to maximize cooling and minimize the chances of coil whine. It boasts some new features, already previously introduced in the EK’s Quantum line, such as the optimized flow paths that reduce hydrodynamic instabilities and vortexing (dead spots) inside of them.

The base of the block is CNC-machined out of high-grade nickel-plated electrolytic copper, while its top is CNC-machined out of glass-like cast Acrylic. The watertight sealing is ensured by high-quality EPDM O-rings, while brass standoffs are already pre-installed and allow for a safe and easy installation procedure.

CONFIRMED EKWB CLASSIC WATERBLOCK COMPATIBILITY LIST

  • AMD Radeon RX 6800
  • AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
  • AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
  • ASRock Radeon RX 6800 16GB
  • ASRock Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB
  • ASUS Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB
  • ASUS Radeon RX 6800, RX6800-16G, 16GB GDDR6 (90YV0FY0-U0NA00)
  • ASUS Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB (RX6900XT-16G)
  • BIOSTAR Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB
  • Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 16GB (GV-R68-16GC-B)
  • Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB (GV-R68XT-16GC-B)
  • Gigabyte Radeon RX 6900 XT 16G (GV-R69XT-16GC-B)
  • MSI Radeon RX 6800 16GB
  • MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB
  • MSI Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB
  • PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 6800 16GB GDDR6 (AXRX 6800 16GBD6-M2DHC)
  • PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB GDDR6 (AXRX 6800XT 16GBD6-M2DHC)
  • PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB GDDR6 (AXRX 6900XT 16GBD6-M2DHC)
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 6800 16GB
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB (21308-01-20G)
  • Sapphire RX 6800 XT 16GB
  • XFX AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT (RX-69TMATFD8)

Features

D-RGB Lighting on the EK-Classic GPU Water Block RX 6800/6900 D-RGB

This water block is compatible with popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers. The arrow marking on the 3-pin D-RGB LED connector is to be aligned with the +5V marking on the D-RGB (addressable) header.

Backplate for EK-Classic GPU Water Block RX 6800/6900 D-RGB

EKWB recommends the purchase of a retention backplate, which improves the overall aesthetics of your graphics cards, and also provides additional passive cooling for the GPU core and backside of the printed circuit board VRM and VRAM sections.

Price & Availability

EK-Classic GPU Water Block RX 6800/6900 D-RGB and its backplate are designed in Slovenia, Europe, and are available for order through the EK Webstore and dedicated reseller network. In the table below, you can see the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP):

What do you think? Do you own any EKWB products in your system build? – Let us know in the comments!

Mike Sanders

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