EKWB Outs World's First Radeon R9 290X Water Block

EKWB has just announced the world's first water block for the all-new AMD Radeon R9-290X graphics card, and as we're used to from EKWB, it's a pretty one! The water blocks will live under the EK-FC R9-290X model name.

Our review of the Radeon R9 290X can be read here.

The water block is one that covers the card's GPU, memory, and VRM circuitry. As usual, it also features the high-flow design, meaning that it can be used in systems with weaker pumps or more complex loops. The area of the copper block right above the GPU also features a new 0.6 mm wide microchannel structure for added heat conductivity.

Included with the water block are some pre-installed brass standoffs, thermal pads, and some TIM. A backplate is available, but it is not included by default.

The EK-FC R9-290X will come in five different versions, with pricing listed in the table below. Currently they are available for purchase on the EKWB webshop. Note that the Acetal version physically actually covers more of the graphics card than the alternative models.

MSRP (Euro)
EK-FC R9-290X92,95€$127.82
EK-FC R9-290X - Acetal94,95€$130.58
EK-FC R9-290X - Nickel104,95€$141.59
EK-FC R9-290X - Acetal+Nickel105,95€$144.31
EK-FC R9-290X - Nickel (Original CSQ)105,95€$144.31
EK-FC R9-290X Backplate - Black26,38€$36.28
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  • clonazepam
    Very nice but never doing the nickel again... ever.
  • Amdlova
    I see some benchies above 1200mhz LOL! one radiator per card.
  • bowzef
    i would do this but, one too much work and 2 high chance of issues, il stick to safe aftermarket air coolers