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Old 22-06-16, 01:28 PM
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EK will be making an AMD RX 480 water block

EK has confirmed that they will be making an AMD RX 480 full cover water block.



Read more on EK's upcoming AMD RX 480 water block.

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Old 22-06-16, 02:23 PM
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Oooh this excites me I just need to see how overclockable these cards are first
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Old 22-06-16, 03:46 PM
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They better be. AMDs best card in a way.
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They better be. AMDs best card in a way.
In terms of current lineup or in recent memory?

Nah, I'd still say the 390 8gb is their best card unless the reviews for this prove it is everything they've promised.
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In terms of current lineup or in recent memory?

Nah, I'd still say the 390 8gb is their best card unless the reviews for this prove it is everything they've promised.
Well at worst this card ties with 390/970 so it would then be considered there best card. At best it's 980/Nano level. So even better at that point. It's just a little strange they are making a block. It'll probably cost $100. On top of the GPU, kinda takes away the point of the card
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Well at worst this card ties with 390/970 so it would then be considered there best card. At best it's 980/Nano level. So even better at that point. It's just a little strange they are making a block. It'll probably cost $100. On top of the GPU, kinda takes away the point of the card
Not for me I want to waterblock them
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Well at worst this card ties with 390/970 so it would then be considered there best card.
If it can't overclock as far as 390s can then I'd disagree. You can push the 390 insanely far underwater unless you get unlucky.

/off topic quick note
best AMD card in recent memory is, IMHO the 290x. That card has really been a great value beast
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Not for me I want to waterblock them
For enthusiast no

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If it can't overclock as far as 390s can then I'd disagree. You can push the 390 insanely far underwater unless you get unlucky.

/off topic quick note
best AMD card in recent memory is, IMHO the 290x. That card has really been a great value beast
It'll more than likely already beat a 390 at stock. So doesn't really matter much tbh. And it'll overclock just as great if not better. FinFET has shown that it's easily capable with Pascal. Now it being effective is a different matter and something Pascal doesn't quite do. Just hope it's not that way for the Polaris series.
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Another way to look at it is not a performance comparison, but maybe EK is looking to get a whole new range of enthusiasts into custom / semi-custom water cooling.
I don't know many people who purchase top tier cards that almost always receive the water block treatment from multiple vendors.
I do know a lot of people who buy the mid range cards however.
Combine a no-frills waterblock to minimize cost with many of these new entry-level starter kits for water cooling and I think the industry can pick up some new buyers for sure.
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