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Swiftech previews the Komodo HD7970 waterblock

Swiftech previews the Komodo HD7970 waterblock

Swiftech's Gabe Rouchon has offered a sneak preview of his company's upcoming Komodo HD7970 waterblock.

Swiftech has offered an early glimpse of its full-coverage waterblock for AMD's Radeon HD7970 3GB graphics cards, promising impressive cooling performance in an attractive design.

While not yet available to view in the metal, Swiftech boss Gabe Rouchon posted a selection of design renders to the Xtreme Systems forums late last week, offering watercooling enthusiasts a first look at the Komodo HD7970 waterblock.

Designed to offer coverage cross the entire PCB, the Komodo HD7970 features a 0.25x0.25 micro-pin matrix over the GPU itself, active cooling of the voltage regulators, and a copper base plate plated in Swiftech's True-Chrome for a mirror-like finish.

For those who care about appearance as well as performance, the Komodo HD7970 is set to include a brushed aluminium front place finished in anodized black along with a bridge featuring an illuminated logo.

Rouchon also indicated that bridges for CrossFire in single, dual and quad formations will be available. For those using a multi-card CrossFire setup, there's a final bit of good news: the card and waterblock take up a single PCI slot, with a replacement bracket included in the bundle.

Due for release towards the end of February, there's one piece of information Rouchon hasn't yet shared: the price.

Tempted to see how far you could push your AMD Radeon HD7970 3GB with the Komodo on board, or is there something about the design that turns you off? Share your thoughts over in the forums.

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Parge 31st January 2012, 16:43 Quote
Looks good.

I'll probably get one of these or a Nvidia equivalent in about Q2 this year, when the price has dropped a bit, and then put it under water.
dunx 31st January 2012, 17:24 Quote
I wish I could afford six to fill my PC...

dunx
Woodspoon 31st January 2012, 17:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by Parge
Looks good.

I'll probably get one of these or a Nvidia equivalent in about Q2 this year, when the price has dropped a bit, and then put it under water.
Eh?
Nitrix 31st January 2012, 17:48 Quote
he will buy a new gpu later this year and watercool it.
Zurechial 1st February 2012, 03:44 Quote
Somewhat off-topic, but I'm really glad to have Gareth posting news here again. The site is starting to feel alive for the first time in ages.
Bindibadgi 1st February 2012, 05:14 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zurechial
Somewhat off-topic, but I'm really glad to have Gareth posting news here again. The site is starting to feel alive for the first time in ages.

This! WB, G!

Also - beautiful block. I love the use of clear acrylic to create space.
Gareth Halfacree 1st February 2012, 07:44 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zurechial
Somewhat off-topic, but I'm really glad to have Gareth posting news here again. The site is starting to feel alive for the first time in ages.
This! WB, G!
Thanks, both. Feels good to be back.
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
Also - beautiful block. I love the use of clear acrylic to create space.
Sadly, I think that's just a case of making part of the render transparent to show its inner workings. The finished article will be solid black aluminium.
Yslen 1st February 2012, 13:52 Quote
Loving the news coverage, good work :)
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