First R9 Nano Water Block Announced, Available Next Week

AMD's Radeon R9 Nano (our full review here) has only been available for a day, but there's already a water cooling solution on the way. Aqua Computer, based in Germany, has announced a full cover, single-slot water block for the pint-sized flagship.

During the press briefing for the R9 Nano, AMD made a point to mention that the company had been working with water cooling vendors to build solutions for the upcoming graphics card. Now that the Nano has been released, the first water block has also been revealed. Aqua Computer, a water block manufacturer based in Germany, is the first to announce a solution for the Nano.

The kyrographics R9 Nano block is a single slot solution made of pure electrolytic copper, and milled with a CNC machine using AMD's 3D schematics of the Nano PCB. It is a full-cover block that has active cooling for the VRMs, which the company said make contact with the block through thermal pads, while the GPU and HMB memory use thermal paste. Aqua Computer said it was able to keep the GPU temperature below 35 degrees while running at extreme load in Furmark.

Aqua Computer will offer two versions of the kryographics R9 Nano block: a windowed block with a machined Plexiglass cover to show the fluid passing through, and a closed block with a brushed aluminum cover. For single slot configuration, the company already offers a replacement I/O bracket.

Aqua Computer said the blocks will be available to order next week, but the prices have not been revealed.

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  • jimmysmitty
    So buy a Nano for the price of a Fury X then turn it into a Fury X with a water block turning it into probably a $750+ GPU...

    I am not sure what to say really.
  • hannibal
    Don't say anything! Just bring on you money and smile ;-)
    Nano is nice and interesting niche product and this something for even smaller user base. But this has some meaning. In 2016 both companies (AMD and Nvidia) will bring out new devices in 14 to 16nm with HBM2 and we will see more small factor graphic cards. In that situation it may be possible that water cooled variations of those can have market, so this is a prototype of what is coming next year maybe in bigger scale!
    But at this moment... don't say anything and enjoy the show!
  • kcarbotte
    149725 said:
    So buy a Nano for the price of a Fury X then turn it into a Fury X with a water block turning it into probably a $750+ GPU... I am not sure what to say really.


    Its still shorter, and it should manage a better overclock.
    This card is meant for a very specific niche market.