Today, Alphacool launched the Eisblock Aurora Acetal GPX-A for the AMD Radeon 6800/6900/XT reference GPUs. Like all of the Eisblock water blocks, it features a full coverage nickel-plated copper cold plate. What is unique to this model is Alphacool decided to reduce the water block thickness as well as the thermal pads creating significantly improved cooling performance. The manufacturer suggested retail price is $159 and is currently available directly from Alphacool. Below is the press release along with the specifications of the cooler.
Today we have our hands on an aftermarket card, the MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming X Trio. The Gaming X Trio version of this card brings a more robust VRM design, a large triple-fan heatsink, and a small overclock out of the box. The 2.5-slot+ cooling solution includes RGB lighting on top and the front on the middle fan shroud. A full-length graphene backplate with a white MSI dragon cleans up the card’s backside while adding some rigidity. Overall, it’s a good looking card and will fit in well with most build themes.
Alphacool announces the Eisblock Aurora Acryl GPX-A series water blocks for the Radeon RX 6800/6800XT Gaming X Trio and Sapphire RX 6800XT Nitro+ graphics cards. These acrylic, full-coverage blocks, feature a solid nickel-plated copper cold plate for maximum cooling and durability. An aluminum backplate is included and improves stability as well as cooling. This marks the first set of waterblocks from Alphacool for the 6000 series GPU’s, but we can expect more to come in the near future. Here is the press release from Alphacool.
AMD is back and there has been plenty of excitement building over the last few months. We have seen many unofficial leaks floating around the internet showing RX 6800 GPUs, also known as “Big Navi” hitting new highs and trading blows with Nvidia’s RTX GPUs. This is good news for Radeon graphics as it’s been some time since AMD has had a serious contender to take the GPU performance crown from team green.