There isn't much to fault about AMD's Radeon HD 7970 graphics card. Prior to Kepler, it was the fastest single-GPU graphics card on the market, and post-Kepler it's still a high performing part. It can also run a bit loud, particularly if you roll with a Crossfire configuration. What's an enthusiast to do? Cool it with water, of course!
Swiftech just launched a new waterblock specifically for Radeon HD 7970 graphics cards. It's called the "Komodo HD7970" and it covers the full length of the card to protect not just the GPU, but the memory, power MOSFETs, and other digital bits. The Komodo is a single-slot cooler with an illuminated bridge, and according to Swiftech, it's the "most sophisticated waterblock" the company has ever built.
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"We took our sweet time to release this product, but in the end I think the result was worth the wait!," said Gabriel Rouchon, Swiftech's Chairman and CTA.
The Komodo HD7970 is available now
for $155. Optional accessories include dual ($22) and triple ($28) CrossfireX bridges
and various sized connector fittings
that range from $4.50 to $8.