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PowerColor Teases "Liquid Devil", a Water-Cooled Radeon RX 5700 XT

PowerColor, who have released excellent Radeon RX 5700 XT custom designs recently (our reviews: Red Dragon, Red Devil) has just posted an image announcing a watercooled Radeon RX 5700 XT "Liquid Devil".

I enhanced the photo of the card a bit and you can now clearly see the "EK" logo in the bottom right corner of the card, confirming that it is based on a custom EK Water Blocks cooling solution that you integrate into your existing watercooling loop. Release date and specifications are yet unknown, but I wouldn't be surprised if this will end up being the highest-clocked RX 5700 XT out there, because Navi will definitely benefit from lower temperatures and a higher power limit.

EK Water Blocks Unveils EK-Momentum MSI Z390 MEG Godlike D-RGB Monoblocks

EK Water Blocks, European premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing an Intel LGA1151 socket based monoblock belonging to the Quantum Line of products, the EK-Momentum MEG Z390 Godlike. This monoblock is engineered specifically for the MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE motherboard. The addressable D-RGB LED in the monoblock is compatible with Mystic Light Infinity RGB control, thus offering a full lighting customization experience for every single diode at any given time.

This is a complete all-in-one (CPU and motherboard) liquid cooling solution for motherboards that supports the 8th and 9th generation of Intel Core processors. The monoblock is compatible with the MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE motherboard.

EK Releases EK-Leak Tester - a Superior Leak Testing Solution

EK the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer is releasing the EK-Leak Tester. A fast and safe way of testing for possible leaks in your liquid cooling loop. While traditional leak testing works, it requires hours before very small leaks are detected and then things can get messy. The EK-Leak Tester does the job way better!

The main body is a solid piece of CNC machined aluminium. One end is fitted with a revolvable male G1/4" connection port so it can be directly screwed onto any standard port in your liquid cooling loop. The gauge is custom made for liquid cooling loop testing purposes, which clearly marks the safe pressure for testing. The other side of the tester is hooked up with a valve that will make sure no air is escaping through the tester unit. The small pump for pressurizing the loop is also included. However, for a maximum safety effect, EK suggests reaching a pressure you want for testing and leaving the tester on for at least 15 minutes. If no pressure drop occurs and the gauge remains on the same spot, you're good to go.

EK Water Blocks Unveils EK-FC GV100 Pro, A Water Block for Professionals

EK Water Blocks, the premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing a workstation/server grade water block for some of the most powerful Workstation GPUs on the market today based on the NVIDIA GV100 graphic chip. That includes both the Quadro GV100 and Tesla V100, as well as the Titan V. The EK-FC GV100 Pro water block spans across the entire length of the card cooling all critical components.

With the launch of this water block, its clear that EKs plan of expansion into the professional workstation and server grade market is well under way. In the following months you can expect many more worksation and enterprise cooling solutions from EK.

EK Expands Classic Line With a Water Block for MSI RTX 2080 Ti Trio

EK Water Blocks, the Slovenia-based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing EK-FC Trio RTX 2080 Ti Classic RGB water block that is compatible with the MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio graphics cards. This kind of efficient cooling will allow your high-end graphics card to reach higher boost clocks, thus providing more performance during gaming or other GPU intense tasks.

This water block directly cools the GPU, 11 GB of GDDR6 memory, and VRM (voltage regulation module) as cooling liquid is channeled directly over these critical areas. EK-FC Trio RTX 2080 Ti Classic RGB water block features a central inlet split-flow cooling engine design for best possible cooling performance, which also works flawlessly with reversed water flow without adversely affecting the cooling performance. This kind of efficient cooling will allow your high-end graphics card to reach higher boost clocks, thus providing more performance during gaming or other GPU intense tasks. Moreover, such design offers great hydraulic performance allowing this product to be used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps.

EK-Velocity Strike CPU Block for Intel and AMD CPUs - The Right Angle of Aesthetics

EK Water Blocks, the leading premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is introducing the new members of EK-Velocity lineup off high-performance water blocks for popular AMD and Intel CPU sockets. It features a newly developed aesthetical top with a diagonal strike-through design mixing matte black and silver or black nickel and black for an elegant and striking look. The 45-degree line across the center of the block perfectly matches with some of the high-end motherboards that are on the market today.

EK-Velocity Strike is featuring the 5th iteration of the award-winning EK cooling engine which is further tweaked to perfection. Built upon a decade of experience in liquid cooling, EK Velocity series CPU water blocks are a product of countless hours of simulations, research and market-leading engineering. The top is CNC machined out of a solid piece of brass which is coated with black chrome or matte black, while the aesthetic cover piece is made of black anodized brushed aluminium or pure brushed aluminium. The purest copper available on the market is used for the EK-Velocity Strike cold plate which is precisely machined to a dense micro-fin structure. The contact surface itself is machine polished for better contact with the CPU IHS.

EK Launches EK-Vector Special Edition RX 5700-series Water Blocks

EK Water Blocks, the leading premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing a Special Edition of the EK-Vector Radeon RX 5700 +XT water block that is compatible with reference design AMD Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT graphics cards. This efficient and elegant-looking cooling made to look like the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT factory cooler will allow your high-end Navi series graphics card to reach higher boost clocks, thus providing more overclocking headroom and more performance during gaming or other GPU intense tasks.

With the fabrication process of 7 nm, the chips become very small. The size of the new Navi GPU cores in RX 5700 and 5700 XT is only 251 mm while the 14 nm Vega GPUs were 495 mm in size. Almost double. The Navi GPU is more efficient, but still, the thermal density is increased. Which is why these small chips benefit a lot from a more efficient way of cooling via our water blocks.

EK Teases its Premium Full-coverage Water Block for AMD Navi

It turns out that the EK-Vector isn't the only water-block family to feature models compatible with AMD Radeon RX 5700-series graphics cards. The Slovenian water-cooling major has plans for a truly unique block design for "Navi," building on AMD's "bend the rules" design language used on its reference RX 5700 XT graphics card. The unnamed single-slot, full-coverage water block covers the entire length of the AMD-reference PCB for the RX 5700-series, and appears to feature an metal or POM acetal top that's been molded along the lines of the reference air cooler. A metallic "Radeon" logo dominates the front-face of the block. The company didn't reveal details such as whether the block has RGB LED embellishments. It didn't mention a launch date, either.

ASUS Shows Off its X570 Motherboard Lineup: ITX Included

ASUS at a private pre-Computex event gave us a closer look at a treasure of upcoming products. The star-attractions, however, were its AMD X570 motherboard family that's spread across nearly every brand: ROG Crosshair, ROG Strix, TUF Gaming, Prime, and for the very first time for the AM4 platform, the WS series. The crown jewel of course is the mini-ITX form-factor product, the ROG Strix X570-I Gaming. This board is quite an engineering feat considering the ≥15 Watts TDP of the X570 chipset, which requires active cooling in most cases. An intricate network of heatsinks suspended along heat-pipes leading up to a dense aluminium fin-stack ventilated by a 30 mm fan, cools both the chipset and CPU VRM. ASUS designed this board to handle even the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X, but we don't expect too much overclocking headroom.

EK-Classic - Less Talk, More Cooling!

EK Water Blocks, the leading premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, announces the expansion and global availability of newly released Classic Product Lineup. The Classic Lineup is directly addressing price-conscious users while reusing some of the key technological solutions that set the EK as the market leader in the PC liquid cooling industry. The packaging, just as the products themselves are streamlined and simplified, making Classic Line Products the pure essence of liquid cooling. And now, it's available for everyone.

The portfolio is now bearing all the relevant parts that a user needs to complete his liquid cooling loop. The existing combo unit, CPU block and GPU block are now joined with Classic Line radiators, fittings and even a GPU block for the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card. The Classic Lineup is implementing EK's market-proven technologies that ensure high-quality and high-performance liquid cooling products at a more accessible price. Available at about 3/4 of the price of leading EK Quantum series products, our products can now reach more liquid cooling enthusiasts that desire efficient cooling with EK's guaranteed quality and excellent customer support.

EK Releases EK-Momentum Quantum Line Monoblock for ROG Maximus XI Hero D-RGB

EK Water Blocks, premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer from Europe, is releasing a second Intel LGA1151 socket based monoblock from the Quantum Line. The EK-Momentum Maximus XI Hero is tailor-made for the ROG Maximus XI Hero motherboard. The monoblock is equipped with a 3-pin D-RGB LED strip and it offers unparallel aesthetical customization alongside superior performance with VRM cooling. The RGB LED in the monoblock is compatible with ASUS AURA RGB control, thus offering a full lighting customization experience for every single diode separately!

EK Unveils Extended Compatibility EK-Vector RTX RE VGA Water Blocks

EK Water Blocks, the premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is introducing its new generation of extended compatibility high-performance water blocks specially designed for reference design based NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards. The EK-Vector RE high-performance water blocks are an evolution of the original EK-Vector water block where the cooling engine is tweaked for even more performance with an optimized flow pattern.

The RE water blocks use the signature EK single slot slim look and cover the entire PCB length. This sophisticated cooling solution will transform your powerful NVIDIA graphics card into a minimalistic, elegant piece of hardware with accented RGB LED lighting in RGB variants. The block also features a unique aesthetic cover over the block Terminal which is designed to showcase the graphics card model via LEDs, visible from the side.

EK Water Blocks Announces EK-Vector Trio for MSI RTX 20-series Gaming Trio

The EK Vector Trio RTX water blocks are specially designed for multiple MSI Trio GeForce RTX Turing based graphics cards. The water block itself uses the signature EK single slot slim look, and it covers the entire PCB length. This sophisticated cooling solution will transform your powerful ROG graphics card into a minimalistic, elegant piece of hardware with accented RGB LED lighting. The block also features a unique aesthetic cover over the block Terminal which is designed to showcase the graphics card model via LEDs, visible from the side.

The water block comes in two different models tailor-made for either MSI Gaming Trio 2080 and MSI Gaming Trio 2080 Ti cards including the Gaming X variants which are factory overclocked. Each of them directly cools the GPU, VRAM and the VRM (voltage regulation module) as cooling liquid is channeled directly over these critical areas. This allows the graphics card to remain stable at high overclocks, intensive workloads and also enables it to run at its maximum Boost Clock. Ultimately, you can enjoy gaming at the highest possible performance of your graphics card, stutter-free in a low noise environment.

EK Water Blocks Announces EK-Velocity sTR4 Water Block for 3rd Gen Threadripper

EK Water Blocks, the leading premium liquid cooling manufacturer, is releasing a new Quantum Line series EK-Velocity sTR4 water block lineup specifically designed for HEDT AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. The cooling engine is utilizing a 3rd generation design with the cold plate covering the IHS of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor while the fin structure is covering the entire multi-die CPU layout. This brings further improvements to the cooling performance and heat transfer compared to previous generations.

The release of higher core count HEDT processors opened new opportunities and challenges for cooling solutions. The primary goal in designing the new EK-Velocity sTR4 water block was to completely redesign the cooling engine to achieve even better performance than the previous generations. A dense micro-fin structure counts 91 wide grooves to enable superb heat transfer.

Glued Die on ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Affects Some Aftermarket Cooling Solutions

Update April 4th: This post has been corrected based on new information provided by ASUS, EKWB, as well as other parties. The original story mentioned a silent change to the glue used on the PCB which, as we now believe, is no longer the case in that ASUS is not to blame.

Update April 5th: ASUS has confirmed to us that there has been no PCB change (in terms of components and their heights), it's only a problem of tolerances due to the glue being liquid during production.

ASUS has glued the GPU die to the PCB for many generations, which helps ensure contact and avoids microfractures in the solder balls from physical force or thermal expansion. The nature of this glue, typically an epoxy resin, means that aftermarket cooling solutions, such as full cover or die-only water blocks, have to accommodate for this around the holes around the die. Previous graphics cards had no issue here, because the mounting holes were far away from the GPU die. With RTX 2080 Ti and its super large GPU chip this has changed, and there's only a few millimeters of space left. If a waterblock uses wider standoffs than the design merits, or if the glue spreads out farther than intended, it can result in poor/inconsistent contact between waterblock and the GPU, which in turn can lead to worse thermal performance than ideal.

This time, EK Waterblocks alerted us that the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti had poor contact and fitting issues with their GPU water block for the same, as seen in images below provided by their customer T. Hilal, which interferes with the four standoffs surrounding the package. EK recommends removing these standoffs to ensure a good fit and thermal paste spread, and this does not affect water block performance much in their internal testing. In previous such occasions, EK and others have had to come up with a second version of the block for added compatibility, however it remains to be seen if the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will merit a similar treatment this time round. As an external reference, Phanteks has separately confirmed to us that their water block remains compatible.

EK Water Blocks Announces EK-Scalar Quantum Line Multi-GPU Terminals

EK Water Blocks, the European premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new portfolio of Quantum Line terminals for multiple EK-Vector series water block connectivity. The new design is a perfect extension of the Quantum design language features and gracefully fits EK-Vector GPU water blocks. These terminals are compatible with the aesthetic terminal covers on newly released EK-Vector GPU blocks.

All EK-Scalar Quantum Line terminals feature parallel flow design, apart from the Quad-GPU terminal which uses semi-parallel coolant flow distribution. The design is minimalistic without any logo or engraving, the EK branding is shown via the Quantum design language. As usual, both Acetal and Plexi versions of the terminals are available providing the user with a broad choice to cover their specific need or desire. The black terminals are CNC machined from a solid piece of high-quality POM Acetal material, while the Plexi version uses CNC machined acrylic and the externals are machine-polished to a high-gloss finish.

Robust, Full-Metal Water Blocks - EK-Velocity WS and EK-VRM ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme

EK Water Blocks, the leading premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing the EK-Velocity WS, a robust premium grade water block for narrow ILM LGA 3647 (Socket P) Intel processors, and the EK-VRM ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme, a VRM water block tailor-made for the ROG Dominus Extreme motherboard. Both are all metal water blocks with nickel plated copper cold plates and nickel plated brass tops. No compromise on quality, durability, and performance!

EK Water Blocks Releases EK-Vector Series Water Blocks for AMD Radeon VII

EK Water Blocks, the leading premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing EK-Vector Radeon VII water blocks that are compatible with reference design AMD Radeon VII graphics cards. This kind of efficient cooling will allow your high-end graphics card to reach higher boost clocks, thus providing more overclocking headroom and more performance during gaming or other GPU intense tasks.

This water block directly cools the GPU, 16GB of HBM2 memory, and VRM (voltage regulation module) as cooling liquid is channeled directly over these critical areas. These newly developed water blocks feature a redesigned cooling engine that has a larger footprint compared to the previous generation of EK Full Cover water blocks. This results in a larger surface area for heat transfer which increases the thermal performance of these water blocks.

EKWB Updates Their Kits With Newer, Extended Range 120 mm Fans

EK , the leading premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is boosting the performance of their kits with a newer revision of EK-Vardar fans. The majority of ever-popular EK liquid cooling kits are getting new fans with a wider speed range which will allow quieter operation or more cooling power. The previous EK-Vardar F3-120 fans that had a maximum of 1850 RPM are now switched out for F4-120ER fans with a maximum RPM of 2200, which means that users will be able to get even more performance out of our liquid cooling kits. Aside from that, the ER (extended range), has a PWM duty cycle of 25-100%, compared to 50-100% on the previous F3-120 model. In practice, that means customers will be able to make their entire loop more silent in periods when their PC is not under heavy load.

Full performance on demand or whisper-quiet operation in idle mode, these are two crucial pieces which are key in liquid cooling! Flexibility is one of the key aspects of custom liquid cooling. The ability to have a completely silent high-end system, or have it perform insanely cool when gaming or doing high-load operations is key. The newly upgraded EK-Vardar fans do just that!

EK Water Blocks Releases EK-Annihilator Pro Series CPU Blocks with Side and Top Fittings

EK Water Blocks, the leading premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer is releasing revised server grade EK-Annihilator PRO water blocks that are specifically developed for LGA 3647 (Socket P) Intel processors. The two variants of the water blocks cover Square and Narrow ILM socket mountings by choice. The core of the new CPU water block was further refined to manage the growing heat dissipation of new processors and to further upgrade connectivity options for server rack requirements. The new server/workstation-grade CPU block is 1U chassis type compatible for use with server racks.

With Intel releasing the new generation of Xeon W mainstream workstation processors for socket LGA3647 motherboards, came the need for a water block that is even further optimized for performance. The goal in the engineering of the new EK-Annihilator PRO water block was to provide an efficient cooling solution for the Intel Xeon W family of processors. Top priority was also to make the new CPU block server ready with multiple connectivity options even for the slimmest 1U racks. The EK-Annihilator PRO water block features a total of 9 ports, which allow for versatile connectivity options. Three ports located on the top are standard G1/4" threaded and are intended for workstations and taller server racks, while the 6 side ports, for low profile usage, are G1/8" threaded.

EK Releases Vector RTX Series Blocks for ASUS ROG Strix Series Graphics Cards

EK Water Blocks, the Slovenia based water cooling gear manufacturer, is introducing its new generation water blocks for the popular ROG Strix GeForce RTX series graphics cards, based on Turing TU106, Turing TU104 and Turing TU102 graphics processor.

The inspiration for the new GPU block name "Vector" came from the sheer computing power of the graphics cards that are on the market today. Naming a water block "Full Cover" isn't enough these days, when the product is packed with unique features, such as these. The EK Vector Strix RTX water blocks are specially designed for multiple ROG Strix GeForce RTX Turing based graphics cards. The water block itself uses the signature EK single slot slim look, and it covers the entire PCB length. This sophisticated cooling solution will transform your powerful ROG graphics card into a minimalistic, elegant piece of hardware with accented RGB LED lighting. The block also features a unique aesthetic cover over the block Terminal which is designed to showcase the graphics card model via LEDs, visible from the side.

EK co-develops a heatsink for the Intel Optane 905P M.2 SSD

EK Water Blocks, the premium computer cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing a passive heatsink for the M.2 version of the Intel Optane 905P NVMe SSD. The passive heatsink ensures lower operating temperatures which expands the lifespan and improves the sustained performance of the drive. It ensures that the Intel Optane 905P NVMe SSD operates at its maximum possible performance by preventing thermal throttling during heavy workload cycles.

The 905P Intel Optane Drive uses around 9.35 W of power under load, which is challenging to dissipate without a dedicated cooling solution like the EK-M.2 Intel Optane Heatsink. The cooling performance of this solution by EK is achieved via thermal pads that transfer heat to the aluminum heatsink that is finned for a larger dissipation area. The design of the heatsink ensures that it is easy to install, it is low profile, easily reusable and aesthetically not intrusive.

Western Digital WD Black SN750 is a High-end NVMe SSD with a Chunky Heatsink

Western Digital over the weekend refreshed its high-end client-segment SSD lineup with the WD Black SN750. Built in the M.2-2280 form-factor with PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interface and support for the NVMe 1.3 protocol, the drive combines a refreshed in-house developed controller with SanDisk-made 64-layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory, cushioned by up to 2 GB of DRAM cache. The biggest change this drive offers over last Summer's WD Black 3D series, however, is the optional aluminium heatsink originally made by EK Waterblocks, which improves the drive's thermals and possibly sustained performance. You can opt to buy the drive without this heatsink.

Available in capacities of 250 GB for $80, 500 GB for $130, 1 TB for $250, and 2 TB for $500, the WD Black SN750 offers sequential transfer rates of up to 3470 MB/s reads on the 500 GB and 1 TB models. The 250 GB model reads at up to 3100 MB/s, and the 2 TB model up to 3400 MB/s. Sequential write speeds, too, are improved across the board, with up to 3000 MB/s for the 1 TB model, up to 2900 MB/s for the 2 TB model, up to 2600 MB/s for the 500 GB model, and up to 1600 MB/s for the 250 GB model. 4K random-access numbers can be as high as 515,000 IOPS reads. All models are backed by 5-year product warranties.

Touring the EKWB Suite at CES 2019

TechPowerUp met over 50 brands at CES this year, more than anyone else we know of, and thus our coverage of the trade show continues on. EK Water Blocks (EKWB) had a grand showing at Computex last year, with a room full of updates and new products. Some of these showed up in a different form at CES, and others presumably are still being developed. As it turned out, EK had another room full of products this time too, including some products that we were not expecting necessarily.

Beginning our tour was a demo of the Quantum Distro PC 305 system, an EK-assembled system sold at Microcenter stores in the USA. As the name suggests, this uses an InWin 305 case and the current setup has an Intel Core i9-9900K on an ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero combined with an NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti. These systems are not budget friendly, but if you wanted to get an EK-distribution plate then this is currently the only way to do so. Next to these was the EK-Connect, which appears to be the final version of the long awaited fan controller project they had teased years back. The EK-Connect, as 2019 demands it, is a combination LED and fan controller, and will be supported by a software driver when ready. At the trade show, the setup just showed multiple different LED strips and fans connected, and it appears to be powered by an in-set SATA connector for power. Read past the break for more!

EK Makes "Quantum" Leap with New Addition of Vector and Velocity Blocks

EK , the leading premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, announces the global launch of their new high-end Quantum Product Line. It includes the roll-out of their first two top-of-the-line water block products: Velocity and Vector. "It has been six years since EK initially introduced the CSQ design language, the first of its kind in the industry," said Edvard König, EK's Founder and CEO. "It disrupted the market and set the bar for how water blocks were designed. We knew it was time to raise that bar again, and we developed our Quantum Line to do just that."

EK-Velocity is the new high-performance flagship premium quality CPU water block featuring the fifth iteration of the award-winning EK cooling engine for modern Intel and AMD processors. The EK-Vector RTX 2000 series is the new generation of high-performance water blocks for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX series graphics cards, based on Turing TU104 and Turing TU102 graphics processor. The newly developed water blocks feature a redesigned cooling engine that has a larger footprint compared to the previous generation of full cover water blocks. This results in a larger surface area for heat transfer, which allows the increase of thermal performance of these water blocks.
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