AIB partners changed capacitors on HD 7970 cards resulting in compatibility issues.
Caution. We have been warned about a change on some AMD reference HD 7970 graphics cards (AMD 109-C38637-00) which now use one capacitor slightly higher (about 1mm higher, with blue instead of pink markings) than what it was originally.
EK has already responded to the change and is now selling modified version that fit past this capacitor. Changed water block feature additional recess in the bottom side of the POM Acetal / Acrylic top (as shown on the photo below; encircled).
Use of old, original EK-FC7970 on these changed cards may result in burned graphics card! Please double check the height of all capacitors prior to installing the water block.
Every water block purchased from EK Water Blocks Webshop since February 25th 2012 are already modified to fit past the problematic capacitor. If for some reason any customer still has the ‘old’ version of water block and new version of graphics card with higher capacitor he will be able to purchase replacement top though our EK Webshop.
EK asks it’s customers to pass on the word of this change to the circuit board.
Your EK Team