Arctic Accelero Xtreme 7970 on newer cards
So, I still have a dead 7970 lying around with an excellent Arctic Accelero Xtreme 7970 on it. For anyone wondering, that's basically an Accelero Xtreme with a rotated copper plate to fit the 7970 specifically. The III which it is based on lists compatibility up to an R9 390X or up to an RTX 2080 on the green side, but that's the normal one. It does seem to have the same mounting holes so I assume the bracket of the 7970 will fit the cards the III lists.
Has anyone tried to use the 7970 on newer cards? I'm interested to see if I can re-use this thing, maybe even on the new RX 5700 seeing as they went with a blower (again). Otherwise I might pick up another GPU that might work second hand. My hypothesis is that as long as the GPU I'm trying to cool is quite a bit smaller than the 7970, the diamond shape copper contact area might work, even if the chip is in square layout.
Also, does anyone know how to get the heatsinks off? They're glued to the memory chips. I might just have to get some new ones, though.