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Will 7950 accept waterblock? Also is the 7950 able to 4-way CrossFire?

Will 7950 accept waterblock? Also is the 7950 able to 4-way CrossFire?
Before I purchase I had these questions? I did a search for the first one and found nothing so thought I'd post and find out if these are reference boards.

Re: Will 7950 accept waterblock? Also is the 7950 able to 4-way CrossFire?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 11:41:03 pm »
I called sales and the 7950 will 4-way CrossFireX.

Still unknown is there a waterblock that will fit.

Stitch

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Re: Will 7950 accept waterblock? Also is the 7950 able to 4-way CrossFire?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 12:49:37 am »
Gigabyte said the 7950 didn't use a "reference board" design so parts were different sizes and all the coolers on that page qualified their answer that there waterblocks were only for reference design boards.

Thanks otherwise,
Stitch



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Re: Will 7950 accept waterblock? Also is the 7950 able to 4-way CrossFire?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2012, 03:57:04 pm »
Hi

There is no problem with the graphics card being Crossfired 2x, 3x, or even 4x.

The place you are going to have more of a problem is with the suitable full cover block. As it wouldn't appear to be a reference design for the circuit board the only place that you might be able to find one that fits is on EK's website. If you have no luck there then the only answer is to use discrete blocks or a block on the GPU and air cooled heatsinks on the graphics memory etc. There are waterblocks like the Alphacool HF 14 Smart Motion Universal Copper Edition here:

http://www.alphacool.com/product_info.php/info/p840_Alphacool-HF-14-Smart-Motion-Universal-Copper-Edition.html

It is often a big problem finding full cover blocks to fit GPUs.
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