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EK Water Blocks launches next-gen Velocity CPU water blocks

EKWB's new generation of high-performance waterblocks will work on both AMD and Intel CPUs is called Velocity.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Sep 19 2018 12:21 AM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:18 PM CDT

EK Water Blocks has just announced its new high-performance water blocks for both AMD and Intel sockets, with the new Velocity CPU water block coming in 14 different versions. RGBs are in the mix, but EK is also offering minimalistic bare copper cold plates as well, so you won't need all that RGB bling if you want a slick, clean look.

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EK chose the Velocity brand for its new coolers as it was inspired by the "necessity to be lean and agile in the world of liquid cooling. A high-performance CPU water block is no good if it is too restrictive on the flow and it is bottlenecking your entire cooling loop.

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Efficient coolant flow and performance should go hand in hand, and neither of the two should be sacrificed for one another".

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EK-Velocity is the new high-performance flagship premium quality CPU water block that features the 5th iteration of their EK cooling engine. EK has put some serious hours and engineering into each of its water blocks with the new Velocity being a culmination of "countless hours of simulations, research and marketing-leading engineering".

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There are big changes inside of the new Velocity water blocks, where EKWB has used a new reinforced mounting bracket with a smaller streamlined mounting screws. A simple, but very welcomed change. The RGB versions of EK-Velocity feature 24 LEDs that surround the water block that will show off your new water cooled PC in the best light.

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EK's simplified cooling engine "brings performance optimizations through more efficient flow and also easier maintenance for users".

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EKWB offers a plethora of different options with Velocity, with the new water blocks manufactured from the "purest copper available, that is further nickel plated or machined with precision for best possible contact and heat transfer. Detail piece with the notch is stylish and diffuses the light from LEDs if you choose the RGB version. The angular top piece comes in a variety of materials, from black POM Acetal, glass like Acrylic to full Nickel, all made to simultaneously dazzle and perform".

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Intel CPU Socket - EK-Velocity:

  • LGA 1155
  • LGA 1156
  • LGA 1150
  • LGA 1151
  • LGA 2011
  • LGA 2011-3
  • LGA 2066

AMD CPU Socket - EK-Velocity:

  • AM4

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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