I put this on a 3970X 32 core threadripper, 5 gallon reservoir, 200 gph pond pump, 420 mm ThermalTake pure copper 64 mm radiator, 140 mm White LED Phantek fans. The non RGB of course gives a cleaner look – though we wish the black velocity ring was acetal to match the top, but it looks to be a different material – most likely acrylic. EK-Quantum Velocity RGB - AMD Nickel + Plexi . The EK-Quantum Velocity CPU water block features a universal mounting mechanism that offers error-preventing, tool-less installation supporting Intel LGA-115x and LGA-20xx sockets out of the box. ProClockers would like to thank EK Water Blocks for sending over the new Vector lineup to test out! The RGB blocks will be labeled so and are compatible with all of the more popular RGB lighting software such as ASUS Aura Sync and RGB Fusion just to name a couple. May not be in stock at time of order. Comparing both RGB and non RGB Acetal versions we spot the immediate difference. The new EK-Velocity attempts to not only bridge the gap of these past years, but also work for the next few by streamlining the cooling engine for higher flow, adding more customization options, including two different RGB lighting effects, and retaining popular features. Low hydraulic flow restriction enables this product to be used in setups using weaker water pumps or lower pump speeds for added silent operation, while still achieving top performance! EK is launching the EK-Quantum Velocity PreciseMount set in both black and nickel finishes. We do like the small touch to bring the wiring for the LED out underneath the mounting plate for a cleaner look. By EK’s saying the new block was inspired by “The necessity to be lean and agile in the world of liquid cooling”. Add to Cart. Enclosed: - 0.8mm polyamide washers (5 pcs) However the instructions imply that any version contains interchangeable mounts for both Intel and AMD. huh with the name velocity i’d have thought there would be less resistance or at least break even with slightly better performance (you’d hope). EK-Quantum Magnitude CPU Water Block Review (TPU) ... this block would not give any appreciable performance gains over a regular EK Velocity block. EK were kind enough to send us 3 Intel versions and 2 AMD versions: The CPU block is called the Velocity. EK® Velocity series CPU water blocks embed the 5th generation of the award-winning EK® CPU water block cooling  engine, further tweaked for performance and optimal coolant flow! So given all of this, it might be best to think of the part as more of a cosmetic/quality upgrade to the Supremacy rather than a performance upgrade. Altogether a great selection of high quality parts: Of course the proof is always in the pudding. This is particularly important because the box neglects to mention which CPU sockets are compatible, the Intel block makes no mention of Intel while the AMD block at least says AMD it doesn’t make any mention of not being for Threadripper. EK-Velocity RGB Intel CPU Water Block - Nickel + Plexi. We detail the Velocity CPU blocks and Vector RTX blocks in both nickel/acetal and nickel/plexi. Our only complaint that we can muster is that we are not a fan of screw threads being located in the acrylic. $84.99. Comparing all three version of the Intel block we get a taste of the options: Acrylic blocks always have the chrome velocity ring even if there is no RGB LED, while the Acetal block has either black or white velocity rings. Color: Nickel/AcetalVerified Purchase. Add to Cart. CPU waterblock performance hasn’t changed much since those days (at least on the mainstream sockets) and so the EVO was still holding it’s own many years later when we … However here is the data from the Koolance CPU-400i review, where the Supremacy EVO was still doing decently for such an old design. The Velocity series supports all modern sockets including all LGA 15XX and 20XX sockets as well as AMD’s AM4 socket. 0 Questions , 0 Answers Ask Your Question. Pre-Orders will begin to ship on October 1, 2018. Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2020. EK-Quantum Magnitude CPU Water Block Review (TPU) Discussion. That brings us up to date, and the new block is part of a design language that EK has dubbed “Quantum”. EK were able to reuse those parts which means lower costs. This is a nice touch for retail locations where you might want to verify something before buying. Limited quantity! There is a new reinforced mounting bracket, which will introduce smaller mounting screws. 1 Review Add Your Review. EK-Velocity is the new high-performance flagship premium quality CPU water block for modern Intel processors. SKU: 089698. $79.99. EK-Quantum Velocity D-RGB – Nickel + Frosted Plexi is the new high-performance premium quality CPU water block for modern Intel consumer and HEDT processors. The logo badge is retained, but the look is less square and more bevelled. We like that EK include a premium TIM rather than none or even some unbranded unknown gunk. After a while though EK wanted a new look and bravely launched the “CSQ” (Circle SQuare) line: The CSQ line proved to be very divisive and was retired in favor of a return to clean lines which essentially just removed the circles from the CSQ lineup, but kept the square design after a relatively short period. Posted by 6 months ago. 5 / 5 (1 review) SKU: 089854. The EK-Quantum Magnitude still remains a favorite, although the gap from the EK-Quantum Velocity has been significantly reduced. seems my dreams of having a higher flowrate in my next built at minimal pump speed have been shattered (it’s fine in my current build but a higher flowrate just because of less resistance is always nice if it doesnt screw with the temps to much :P). Hopefully performance has increased as well. In stock! Let’s now take a look at the AMD version: Unlike the Intel box – the AMD box does specify AMD. Inside the first flap is the mounting kit. As usual we vary flow rate and measure the pressure across the block. The EK-Velocity series are up for pre-order on the EK Webshop now and come in 14 different versions. It’s also nice that the front of the box shows exactly the block you are getting. EK Quantum Velocity D-RGB AMD Water Block. Usually ships in 5-7 business days. EK Velocity CPU Block Mini Review and Quantum Design Line News. The result is aesthetically pleasing, but not as clean by definition. $109.99. Limited availability. One note worth difference between the Supremacy and Velocity is the placement of the ports. In the right/wrong light you can just make it out, but it’s subtle and the block feels classy and not at all cheap. I’ve never been a fan of mixing copper with other metals for aesthetic purposes, but we are glad that EK gives you options. EK were also a pioneer in keeping a consistent design language between products. No back orders. Such screws are sensitive to being over tightened and cracking the acrylic and possible leaks. The machining on the top of the blocks is very fine and feels smooth to the touch. The top piece comes is a variety of materials from full nickel, to black POM, or Polyoxymethylene, also, known as Acetal. $99.99. The EK-Quantum Velocity PreciseMount is supported by mainstream Intel and AMD sockets as well as Intel HEDT (high-end desktop platform) sockets. EK-Quantum Velocity AMD is the new high-performance flagship premium quality CPU water block for modern AMD processors. This design language has evolved over time and not all the generations have names. Let’s, for fun have a brief recap…. Even the boxes have been updated for the new Quantum generation. The main announcement, however, is the new ‘Magnitude’ CPU block, which is going to be sold alongside the current Velocity models. Part of the new Quantum lineup of cooling products, the EK-Velocity block is the CPU oriented piece of a new complete picture with the philosophy that everything in the liquid cooling loop is interconnected. An extra jetplate is also included. However this is not the case as you’ll see, indeed the correct parts can’t as of yet be bought individually, though we believe EK will sell them soon. Interestingly the leak testing sticker is no longer on the block sealing point. The EK Velocity is available for order using the EK shop and EK resale partners. Let’s take a look at the internal structure. Usually ships in 5-7 business days. Archived. Running the CPU on a Asus board using just the Auto overclock highest speed I've seen 4611. However it was a surprise that the inner box was grey. Limited quantity! EK has been in the water cooling game a long time now and EK’s last Supremacy EVO iteration of CPU water blocks was launched way back in 2014 . EK Quantum Line of premium water cooling products includes CPU water blocks, monoblocks, fittings, angled adapters, and everything else you require for a perfect custom loop. If we compare the 1GPM data point to every CPU block we’ve ever tested we see that it’s definitely in the middle zone: So while this is somewhat expected, at the same time we had thought EK might be trying to lower restriction on this block, partly because of the name and other sentences in the press release. Of course Acrylic tops still have the benefit of showing coolant. The EK Quantum Velocity DRGB AMD Nickel Frosted Plexi Water Block is the new high-performance premium quality CPU water block for modern AMD AM4 socket-based processors. So enough of looking at the marketing stuff, let’s dive right into the physical blocks. Typically though EK are really good on their TIM spreads and we don’t anticipate any problems here. This new block is well and truly at the top. The packaging includes all the parts needed to mount any EK-Quantum Velocity … The mounting screws are streamlined and are even smaller than before for an added aesthetical perfection. EK Water Blocks finally launches the EK-Quantum Magnitude, a halo CPU block with customization cues from the EK-Supremacy EVO from yesteryear that kicks things up a notch. EK-Quantum Velocity series CPU water blocks embed the 5th generation of the award-winning EK CPU water block cooling engine, further tweaked for performance and optimal coolant flow. EKWB’s take on the Velocity CPU Water Block: EK-Velocity is the new high-performance flagship premium quality CPU water block for modern Intel processors. Rigidity is important on the mounting bracket because the mount pressure can cause a weak mount to bend over time and reduce pressure. The mounting screws are streamlined and are even smaller than before for an added aesthetical perfection. Let’s dig up old photos of the Supremacy which has the same channel design as the EVO: The cooling area measured 32.4mm long x 30.4mm wide on the EVO with 52 channels again. The rear of the box contains a good amount of information and a QR code for the user manual. It features a fresh design that will enable a vast number of variations and options for enthusiasts and demanding users as well! CPU waterblock performance hasn’t changed much since those days (at least on the mainstream sockets) and so the EVO was still holding it’s own many years later when we last tested it on Intel. This does mean that the cost of a replacement mounting bracket to switch to AMD will be slightly higher than otherwise. I am a bit new to this, but one youtube video i watched the other day seemed to indicate maybe a 1-2 degree Celcius difference in temperature in favor of the Magnitude for the cpu and socket the particular video was testing with. It features a unique frosted acrylic top which diffuses the 20 addressable LEDs and visually aligns with frosted/satin tubing. It features a fresh design that will enable a vast number of variations and options for enthusiasts and demanding users as well! EK-Quantum Velocity is the new high-performance flagship premium quality CPU water block for modern Intel processors. In the mean time though let’s do what we can on the Velocity block and look at flow rate testing. The EK-Quantum Velocity CPU water block features a universal mounting mechanism that offers error-preventing, tool-less installation supporting AM4 socket out of the box. Unwrapping the block, the most noticeable thing is just how high quality the manufacturing on the part is. This block meets this and is almost identical in restriction to the previous generation EK block as well as the latest award winning CPU-400. The backplate is not needed for sockets 20XX. Bevelled tabs are used to accentuate the design. and where its products are sold. However, as processors evolve to include more cores and higher TDPs, as too must water blocks. Here is the Velocity with the default jetplate compared to the previous generation Supremacy EVO and the most recent block we tested on Intel – the CPU-400i: Our rule of thumb is to be under 1PSI of pressure drop at a 1 GPM of flow. The Velocity series features a universal mounting solution that offers tool-less installation. Like the EK-Velocity, these water blocks feature a redesigned cooling engine. 12. EK-Velocity has a beautiful new design. Add to Cart. Both the AMD and Intel versions will launch on May 28th, priced at $249.99. Underneath the second flap is the block and some Thermal Grizzly TIM. EK intend to use this design language throughout the product line and have already launched GPU blocks with the same design: One of the more noticeable changes is the ability for the Acetal blocks to still utilize RGB LED Lighting: For this white acetal is used in strategic locations and back lit. The water block also comes with the most sophisticated RGB lightning implementation on the market to this day. That's a rather hefty premium over the standard Velocity CPU blocks, which range from $80 to $150, but don't forget $100 of that will be donated to a good cause. August 28, 2020 - EK Water Blocks, the leading premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is launching another version of the popular EK-Quantum Velocity CPU water block.The new Velocity is special for the frosted acrylic top piece, bringing unique aesthetics that aligns with the modern frosted tubing. So the cooling engine has changed, but it measures very similarly to the Supremacy as well as looking very similar. It features a fresh design that will enable a vast number of variations and options for enthusiasts and demanding users as well! There’s nothing wrong with that, as the Supremacy still performed well, but we’ll have to wait and see if we are correct on this. Here is “blown up” schematic view of waterblock’s internal structure: Opening up the block is easy with the provided allen key: Once the screws are removed the block pulls apart: While the jet plate didn’t stay attached to the plexi part, there are notches on the plexi to aid in keeping it in place during reassembly: Surprisingly the LEDs are stuck to the mount mechanism. EK-Velocity RGB - Nickel + Plexi . If anything the surface area in the xy dimension is less, though it does look like the channel depth is greater on the Velocity. We agree on that point and EK have led the way in terms of agility putting out perhaps as many new products as everyone else combined. EK quality was always good, but it was usually a small step below the leaders. The EK-Quantum Velocity Honor water block is available for pre-order from the EK webshop. The extra jetplate is optimized for Socket 2011 and 2066. While this would be a “user error”, we are a fan of making things idiot proof where possible as Watercool did on their Threadripper block. Part of the new Quantum lineup of cooling products, the EK-Velocity block is the CPU oriented piece of a new complete picture with the philosophy that everything in the liquid cooling loop is interconnected.Velocity is a completely new design both inside and out. It has a new notched design that also helps to diffuse light on the RGB version of the block. Someone at EK has been increasing their OCD lately. Close. Sadly as our testbench is focused on Threadripper testing then we will have to wait for good thermal data, however given how tight performance is on Intel sockets we doubt we will see much difference one way or another. The Quantum Product Line including the Vector and Velocity blocks are now available through the EK Online Store. The detail piece is interchangeable. Its been about six years since EK launched their very successful line up of Supremacy water blocks. In stock! Featuring the RGB Nickel/Plexi model ... EK-Velocity series water blocks are part of the EK Quantum Product Line and is … An allen key is also included to open the block for servicing or changing jetplates. The Velocity provides an update to the EVO and brings a new but similar look. The base is perfectly mirrored, far more polished than we are used to from EK. EK have kept their very noticeable sticker for protecting the base. EK-Quantum Velocity Honor The star-spangled CPU water block comes in two versions: As for pricing, we're looking at $250 each -- where they will begin shipping out on May 28, 2020. EK-Quantum Velocity PreciseMount is a matte black universal mounting mechanism for EK-Quantum Velocity CPU water blocks that offers error-preventing, tool-less installation. EK has been in the water cooling game a long time now and EK’s last Supremacy EVO iteration of CPU water blocks was launched way back in 2014. As someone who likes the clean look of black acetal but is also a closet LED lover, then I have to admit to being quite pleased. The Velocity CPU water block review. Most other manufacturer’s do not do this. Like most hardware you can buy in 2018, the EK-Velocity does have an RGB version. The cooling engine looks quite similar in design to the old Supremacy EVO design:In fact let’s measure it and compare: 29mm width of channels with 52 total channels cut. Velocity is a completely new design both inside and out. It features a unique frosted acrylic top which diffuses the 20 addressable LEDs and visually aligns with frosted/satin tubing. $99.99. The result is a fast and easy installation with the perfect amount of pressure, resulting in outstanding performance. Low hydraulic flow restriction enables this product to be used in setups using weaker water pumps or lower pump speeds for added silent operation, while still achieving top performance! The RGB LED is a standard 4 pin type and EK made sure that new blocks supports all of the RGB software by the following hardware providers. With a clear focus on design, material choice, performance, and customization, it aims … These blocks range in price from $69.90 USD to $99.90 USD. EKWB’s EK-Velocity sTR4 products are already available directly from the manufacturer and shortly will be sold by its partners. There is also an acrylic version that is see through. The cold plate is pure copper with nickel plating. The whole package is essentially the same with the only difference being the mounting bracket attached to the block, and the backplate that goes behind the motherboard: Because this is the RGB version of the acetal block – the velocity tab is in white acetal. This has led to EK’s new Velocity line up of high-performance CPU water blocks with the 5th iteration of their EK cooling engine. Like the Intel block – the mounting bracket is powder coated in a textured paint and it’s also been bent in a bevelled fashion in order to make it more rigid. So to recap on exactly what each block supports: To swap between the sockets you need a different mounting bracket and a different backplate. $99.99. We are ok with this, as sometimes it could be seen and was distracting. 5.0 out of 5 starsEKWB EK-Velocity sTR4 CPU Waterblock. #CommissionsEarned from AmazonSupport a Small Business, Unbiased Hardware and Gaming Reviews Since 2004, on EK Water Blocks EK-Velocity CPU Water Block Review, EK Water Blocks EK-Vector RTX 2000 Series Water Block review – A Quantum Leap in Graphics Cooling, Intel Core i9-9900K CPU Review – Performance Unleashed. A total of 24 LEDs are housed under the aesthetic shroud which connects to a standard 4-pin 12V RGB header. 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