EK Announces Socket AM5 QuantumVelocity² CPU Water Blocks

EK, the foremost personal computer cooling remedies service provider, is saying the hottest era of EK-Quantum Velocity² water blocks. These socket-unique water blocks are engineered precisely for the impending AMD AM5 socket and Ryzen 7000-sequence CPUs. Like its AM4 predecessor, the AM5 water block features EK-Matrix7 compatibility, which usually means it truly is intended in accordance to the normal exactly where the product’s top and port length are managed in 7 mm increments.

The item deploys a modified Velocity² cooling engine optimized for Ryzen 7000-collection CPUs to guarantee the finest cooling overall performance and optimal coolant movement. Although the mounting gap pattern of the new AM5 socket is nevertheless 54 x 90 mm, the AM5 motherboards now have an built-in CPU socket backplate with #UNC 6-32 threads, consequently necessitating a new mounting technique.

This new AM5 water block is constructed upon an award-successful, market-identified Velocity² platform that gained an iF Structure award, a European Components Award, and a CES innovation award. Velocity² h2o blocks are on the route to outshining their predecessor and having about the current market guide.

Embedded in the Velocity² is a socket-unique, higher-efficiency cooling motor with small hydraulic stream restriction. This is attained as a result of a blend of mounting stress and cold plate geometry personalized particularly for the IHS and the die layout of the AMD AM5 socket. The lathe-turned cold plate is made with precision to go over the IHS efficiently and put best stress on the die space. With the help of an asymmetric jet plate cutout, the movement is also directed into areas that want it the most.

Due to the sturdy, built-in inventory backplate that arrives with AM5 motherboards, the patent-pending EK-ExactMount mounting procedure was re-engineered for an even more simple installation process. The conclude result is an “invisible” and even-less difficult-to-use mounting mechanism, which means the entire mounting system is within the drinking water block, accounting for a genuine single-piece product. The backplate is manufacturing facility-mounted on the motherboard, even though the spring-loaded Torx screws are integrated into the h2o block and are screwed in by counter-clockwise rotation into the stock backplate of the motherboard.

The built-in mounting screws are engineered with a tough-prevent layout. This indicates that after the screws reach the conclude of the thread, the block is properly mounted and tensioned. This removes the hazards of about-torquing the h2o block and likely harmful your motherboard and/or CPU.

The AM5 model made for Ryzen Desktop CPUs comes in 5 variants:

  • EK-QuantumVelocity² D-RGB – AM5 Nickel + Plexi – showcasing a CNC-machined solid Acrylic top rated
  • EK-QuantumVelocity² D-RGB – AM5 Nickel + Acetal – that includes a CNC-machined long lasting black POM acetal
  • EK-QuantumVelocity² D-RGB – AM5 Nickel + Satin Titanium – CNC-machined brass leading with a satin silver finish
  • EK-QuantumVelocity² D-RGB – AM5 Complete Nickel – showcasing a CNC-machined nickel-plated brass top rated
  • EK-QuantumVelocity² D-RGB – AM5 Nickel + Gold – similar as Whole Nickel and re-plated with legitimate gold (not a sham <3 GN)

These variations are purely aesthetics-based, meaning the performance does not vary between the product variants. The cold plate is manufactured out of the highest-grade 99.99% pure electrolytic copper. The copper is machined with precision for the best contact and heat transfer possible and is then subsequently nickel-plated.

The EK-Quantum Velocity² is an EK-Matrix7 certified product. The EK-Matrix7 is a convenient product raster that adds a new dimension to PC liquid cooling, wherein the product’s height and port distance are managed in increments of 7 mm. This improves product alignment and reduces the time spent planning the loop and bending tubes. Through meticulous planning and careful design of our products, building a liquid-cooled PC becomes easy and fun, just like playing with toy bricks.

New EK-Quantum Velocity² series CPU water blocks are socket-specific, compatible only with the AMD AM5 socket and Ryzen 7000-Series Desktop CPUs.

The water blocks are compatible with AMD AM4 motherboards as well when using the stock backplate, but due to the variations in backplate types, the hard-stop mechanism might not work properly. Due to the changes in cold plate curvature, it’s recommended to use AM4 Velocity² for AM4 socket and the AM5 version for AM5 socket motherboards.

D-RGB Compatibility
EK-Quantum Velocity² D-RGB – AM5 CPU water blocks are equipped with 17 D-RGB LEDs. Models with a clear Acrylic top are entirely lit, while the solid-top options have sophisticated light beams cutting across them. They are compatible with all popular addressable RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers. The arrow marking on the 3-pin D-RGB LED connector is aligned with the +5V marking on the addressable RGB header.

Availability and Pricing
The EK-Quantum Velocity² AM5 series water blocks are made in Slovenia, Europe, and are available for pre-order through the EK Webshop and the Partner Reseller Network. They are expected to start shipping in late mid-October 2022. The table below shows the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) with VAT included.


  • EK-Quantum Velocity² D-RGB – AM5 Nickel + Plexi 125.90€
  • EK-Quantum Velocity² D-RGB – AM5 Nickel + Acetal 125.90€
  • EK-Quantum Velocity² D-RGB – AM5 Nickel + Satin Titanium 167.90€
  • EK-Quantum Velocity² D-RGB – AM5 Nickel + Gold 209.90€
  • EK-Quantum Velocity² D-RGB – AM5 Full Nickel 167.90€

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