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Old January 31, 2011, 06:20 AM
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Hey Guys, picked up a reference 6950 2GB card (XFX) and wanted to know what full coverage waterblocks work with this bad boy. Can I use a 6970 block? I know the Koolance FC block works on both the 6950/6970 but what about the EK blocks? I was at Dazmode and he has 3 different EK 6970 blocks available. What is the difference between the two acetal blocks? Thanks
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Old January 31, 2011, 08:01 AM
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I was able to answer my own question and I ordered the EK 6970 block, thanks.
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Old January 31, 2011, 08:13 PM
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Yeah, all reference boards right now work with the 6950/70 blocks. The neutered version2's aren't in the retail channel yet, and have a different VRM layout which will not work with reference blocks (tho some are being made with a changable VRM coldplate).
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Old February 2, 2011, 11:03 AM
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Yep, I can confirm this. I am rocking a EK 6970 block on my new 6950 and it works great! Idle GPU temps are 23c and load temps so far have not gotten over 40c. Not sure about the VRMs yet since I cannot figure out which value in GPU-Z are the VRMs.
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Old July 7, 2011, 10:34 AM
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can you confirm that the EK 6970 works with the XFX 6950 2Gb? Because i have already ordered the wrong water block once.
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Old July 7, 2011, 11:08 AM
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XFX always uses reference designs so it should fit. Although I honestly haven't kept up so I am not sure if different revisions of the HD6950 were released or not.
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Hey there, I am planning on WC what I believe to be the same card and I was just wondering if anyone knew if this card has any available waterblocks? ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Alberto...you can submit a " new hardware for compatibility check " through EKWB's Cooling Configurator webpage, upload images of both the front and back of the videocard in question, along with a link to the manufacturers product page.
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As both AMD and NVidia partners (other manufacturers of AMD and NVidia videocards) will often take a reference design then change it to suit their own, it is especially difficult for water cooling companies (such as EK) to keep up to the changes.
This is why EKWB has the "Cooling Configurator" page (and subsequently the "submit new hardware" form) to check if the card in question is physically (or just visually) compatible with any of their waterblocks.

Hope this helps.

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Alberto...you can submit a " new hardware for compatibility check " through EKWB's Cooling Configurator webpage, upload images of both the front and back of the videocard in question, along with a link to the manufacturers product page.
CoolingConfigurator.com

As both AMD and NVidia partners (other manufacturers of AMD and NVidia videocards) will often take a reference design then change it to suit their own, it is especially difficult for water cooling companies (such as EK) to keep up to the changes.
This is why EKWB has the "Cooling Configurator" page (and subsequently the "submit new hardware" form) to check if the card in question is physically (or just visually) compatible with any of their waterblocks.

Hope this helps.

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I have indeed submitted a new hardware form but instead of waiting I wanted to see if anyone already had an answer :P I really want to order the parts already :)
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Old July 11, 2011, 07:35 AM
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Beware there is a revised 'reference' that xfx refers to as v1.1, and unless you got the card from December > Jan / Feb you most likely will have the revised 'reference' model.
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