Thursday, July 8th 2021

EK Announces ROG Crosshair VIII Formula Motherboard Waterblock Bridge

EK, is ready to support the market-favorite ROG Crosshair VIII Formula motherboard with a unique, patent-pending liquid distribution VRM Bridge. The EK-Quantum Momentum VRM Bridge ROG Crosshair VIII Formula D-RGB is a purpose-engineered connection piece that bridges the existing integrated CrossChill EK III VRM cooling and the CPU water block into a single entity. The ROG Crosshair VIII Formula is the carrier of the iconic Maximus motherboard series, while the EK-developed VRM Bridge solution will help bring out its full potential.

The EK-Quantum Momentum VRM Bridge is the only off-the-shelf solution that will bridge multiple liquid cooling components with a unique mounting mechanism. It is specially made for the ROG Crosshair VIII Formula, and upgrading from any previous motherboard will be easy since you'll be able to reuse any of the existing AMD AM4-socket-compatible EK-Quantum Velocity CPU water blocks.
EK's RnD team spent countless hours developing and perfecting this VRM Bridge solution. And since diamonds are made under pressure, after several iterations, the result was a second-to-none diamond-shaped product that impeccably integrates with the aesthetics of the ROG Crosshair VIII Formula motherboard.

The voltage regulating module cooler of the Formula motherboard has two operating regimes - the CrossChill EK III lets you cool the VRM with either air or water. Water cooling will provide lower temperatures, and in doing so, improve stability during high overclock frequencies. The redesigned cooling channels inside the cooling block have wider copper fins, delivering up to 29.3°C lower MOSFET temperatures when cooled by water.

The new EK-Quantum Momentum VRM Bridge will replace the standard approach to connecting the integrated CrossChill EK III with the liquid cooling loop. Instead of using several angled and four tubing fittings, you only need EK's VRM Bridge (plus two fittings that would be used on the CPU block anyway). The Bridge acts as a single entity, channeling coolant through the CPU water block and VRM cooling block with two connection points.

A unique mounting and locking solution have been developed exclusively for the EK-Quantum Momentum VRM Bridge. Here at EK, we care about design, form, and functionality, which drove us to develop this patent-pending mounting mechanism. The user-friendly locking system is operated in just a few simple steps. This allows for the CPU water block and the integrated ROG Crosshair VIII Formula VRM cooling block to be connected in a few minutes. There is no need to mount several angled fittings, cut tubes to size, and then connect all that together - the EK Bridge solution simplifies the whole process.

The EK-Quantum Momentum VRM Bridge ROG Crosshair VIII Formula D-RGB is CNC-milled out of a single piece of high-grade glass-like cast acrylic top cover. The entire VRM Bridge slides onto special nickel-plated barb push-in fittings, while the 2 mm thick stainless steel base plate acts as the locking mechanism that latches to the barb fittings.

Availability and Pricing

The EK-Quantum Momentum VRM Bridge ROG Crosshair VIII Formula is made in Slovenia, Europe, and is available for pre-order through the EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. This product is expected to ship out in mid-July 2021.
  • EK-Quantum Momentum VRM Bridge ROG Crosshair VIII Formula D-RGB-plexi - 89.90€
Source: EK
Add your own comment

3 Comments on EK Announces ROG Crosshair VIII Formula Motherboard Waterblock Bridge

#1
lynx29
I feel like this is a little late to the game... considering Lisa Su said AM5 is on track for paper launch later this year... but eh.
Posted on Reply
#2
Bruno Vieira
lynx29I feel like this is a little late to the game... considering Lisa Su said AM5 is on track for paper launch later this year... but eh.
Only if they refresh zen 3 to AM5, because zen 4 is Q1-22. Dont expect zen 4 this year, not even in servers
Posted on Reply
#3
Mamya3084
I have this motherboard....errr. save $200 and just do this (Yes that discoloured tube has been changed)
Posted on Reply
Copyright © 2004-2021 www.techpowerup.com. All rights reserved.
All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners.