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EK Water Blocks 4870 X2

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Posted December 1, 2008 by Jake in Cooling

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We’ve seen that the ATI 4870 X2 is a monster of a card, and with that impressive performance comes a considerable amount of heat produced as well. Normally a single GPU card running around 90°C is enough cause for concern, regardless of whether the card is designed to withstand those temperatures or not; quite simply, it’s too hot and the radiant heat will raise the temperatures inside your case and the other components. But dual GPUs? That can be a recipe for disaster if you don’t have a case that is extremely well ventilated and you’ll still have to manually adjust the fan speed on your card.

The move to water cooling a GPU is an enticing one; it promises far better temperatures and lower noise levels, even better overclocking. Overclocking a card like the 4870 X2 is a bit of a moot point though, since we’ve already seen that the performance increases are negligible in our full review of the card. No, the payoff here is cool and quiet.

The EK 4870 X2 is an amazing product. It is well crafted, well designed, the quality and attention to detail is impeccible, and the performance is nothing short of astounding. It is not cheap, but great water cooling products rarely are, and it’s not far from the price range of competitors’ products anyway. Quite honestly, the EK 4870 X2 will leave even the most diehard water cooling enthusiast smiling.

This block is an absolute winner in our books.

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EK Water Blocks 4870 X2

Our thanks go to EK Water Blocks for providing the 4870 X2 for this review.

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