We recently covered Bitspower's new Premium line of products debuting with the Premium Summit M CPU block, and then went back to their bread-and-butter mainstream lineup with the Summit M, albeit in the special OLED version. The company also sent along some other versions of the Summit M, including a full copper version and another with an acrylic top, which I may test separately depending on reader interest, but I wanted to cover their own trilogy, if you will, with the value-oriented Touchaqua brand. This review has been in the works ever since the announcement last year, wherein I was curious how an OLED display with an integrated temperature sensor would fit into the Touchaqua theme. So here we are, and thanks again to Bitspower for sending along this sample.
Somehow, Bitspower has managed to eek out three different designs for the three recent CPU blocks we checked out, and this Touchaqua Summit MS is significantly different looking too, with a large form factor that appears to have an integrated mounting bracket within the confines of that massive top. There is of course the OLED display seen here, as well as the integrated RGB lighting that is compatible with all major motherboard LED control solutions. These are all features that intrigue me, more so because I already know the price point of the block, but we will get to that in due time in this review which begins with a look at the specifications in the table below.
|Bitspower Touchaqua CPU Block Summit MS OLED|
|Top:||Acrylic top with metal cover and OLED display|
|Mounting (Hold-down) Bracket:||Metal, integrated|
|Cold Plate:||Nickel-plated copper|
|CPU Socket Compatibility:||Intel LGA 775, 115x, 1366, 2011(-3), 2066 (Square ILM only) for Intel version|
|Ports:||Two, BSP G1/4" threaded|