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Koolance VID-AR687 waterblock

Koolance has introduced full-cover waterblock for HD 6870 that is already available for purchase

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Together with the release of VID-NX580 waterblock for GTX 580 graphic cards Koolance introduced full-cover waterblocks for Radeon HD 6800 cards. VID-AR687 (HD 6870) is already available for purchase while VID-AR685 (HD 6850) is expected to appear next week.

Koolance VID-AR687
VID-NX580 and VID-AR687 have similar outlook. Both use acetal covers over acrylic, both are made from nickel plated copper which results in high cooling performance while nickel plating prevents block corrosion.

Koolance VID-AR687 contact surface
Polished to a mirror finish contact surface of the block provides optimum contact and heat transfer. Both sides of the waterblock have standard G1/4 BSP connectors to allow easy connection in Crossfire mode. Two seal-plugs are included.

Koolance VID-AR687 inner design
GPU core cooling matrix features high-performance micro fin (0.5mm) design increasing waterblock efficiency and rather high flow rates.

Koolance VID-AR687 cover
Black acetal cover has steel insertion with company’s name and waterblock model engravings. Again, not test results from manufacturer.

Technical specifications:

  • Material: Copper, Nickel Plating, Acetal
  • Thread size: G1/4
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 6.25″ x 5.75″ x 0.62″ (15.9cm x 14.6cm x 1.6cm)
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds (680g)

Package content:

  • Koolance VID-AR687 (HD 6870) full waterblock
  • Thermal pads
  • Thermal compound
  • Mounting screws and washers
  • Installation guide

MSRP is $109.99 USD.

Source: Koolance

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Collin, October 6, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Collin,

Can you fit the outlet on either side of the block?

hw-lab team, October 7, 2011 at 7:03 pm

hw-lab team,

Yes!