Bitspower had sent along two CPU blocks and a few other things for coverage here, and I was nearly done testing them when a separate package arrived over the holidays which contained the newly announced Premium Summit M CPU block I decided to prioritize instead. In fact, the review of that very block was published recently and has the subject of this review included in the results, which shows how far along I was into this review before pausing it. It is time to get back at it, especially with the pricing finalized for the various new Bitspower CPU blocks, and thanks again to the company for sending along this sample.
To keep things simple enough, Bitspower has a new product lineup under the "Premium" moniker, including CPU blocks such as the Premium Summit M, which means the non-premium named Summit M effectively belongs to a lower tier of products. But then the company adds a wrench into this mix by using the "standard" series to experiment with more features, such as adding a temperature sensor and OLED panel to display coolant temperature and effectiveness of your custom cooling loop on the CPU block, a concept that is not new with us having covered Aqua Computer's implementation on the cuplex kryos NEXT nearly three years ago. However, Bitspower claims to have made things simple by using a single cable for this, and also integrated RGB lighting that is new to the CPU block market since. We will take a look at all these features and more in the review beginning with the specifications below.
|Bitspower CPU Block Summit M with OLED|
|Top:||Acrylic top with metal plate and OLED display|
|Mounting (Hold-down) Bracket:||Aluminium|
|Cold Plate:||Nickel-plated copper|
|CPU Socket Compatibility:||Intel LGA 775, 115x, 1366, 2011(-3), 2066 (Square ILM only); AMD socket 939, 754, 940, AM3/3+/4, FM1/2+|
|Ports:||Two, BSP G1/4" threaded|