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.
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.
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.
GPU core cooling matrix features high-performance micro fin (0.5mm) design increasing waterblock efficiency and rather high flow rates.
Black acetal cover has steel insertion with company’s name and waterblock model engravings. Again, not test results from manufacturer.
- 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)
- Koolance VID-AR687 (HD 6870) full waterblock
- Thermal pads
- Thermal compound
- Mounting screws and washers
- Installation guide
MSRP is $109.99 USD.