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Swiftech Reveals its New Flagship CPU Water Block

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US

Water cooling component manufacturer Swiftech has announced a new water block, the Apogee XL. This water block is a new CPU block and, as is always the intention with product refreshes, claims to be better than the previous model. The Apogee XL is said to get your CPU running 1.0ºC cooler than the older Apogee HD water block. It'll also restrict flow by 10 percent less.

Swiftech has opted for G1/4" threads, which will make the water block compatible with pretty much all G1/4" fittings, the most widely adopted fitting sizes. The Apogee XL also comes with four different interchangeable color plates, behind which users will find an LED illuminating the Swiftech logo along with a few accents.

"The Apogee XL is manufactured in high volume since it will also be at the core of the upcoming and highly anticipated H220-X CPU cooling kit, and because of these economies of scale, we are able to offer it for sale at a very reasonable $64.95 MSRP," said Gabriel Rouchon, Swiftech's chairman and CEO.

The unit is immediately available.

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    N.Broekhuijsen , April 25, 2014 12:28 PM
    Swiftech's new Apogee XL water block is even cooler than the previous generation.

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    jasonelmore , April 25, 2014 4:40 PM
    Not much cheaper than the old blocks. maybe $5. Plus this looks to be made out almost entirely of delrin (cheap plastic), instead of metal like the older blocks.
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    cemerian , April 25, 2014 1:32 PM
    Hope it performs better than my alphacool nexxxos sp3
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    KaiserPhantasma , April 25, 2014 6:15 PM
    question how do you define "flagship" products on CPU water cooling blocks? does it have a lot of features or such? made of titanium or something (lol on that one) I know the question seems stupid but can someone explain?
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    Hupiscratch , April 25, 2014 6:56 PM
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    question how do you define "flagship" products on CPU water cooling blocks? does it have a lot of features or such? made of titanium or something (lol on that one) I know the question seems stupid but can someone explain?

    It means that this specific product is better than anything else in the brand.
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    KaiserPhantasma , April 25, 2014 10:29 PM
    Quote:
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    question how do you define "flagship" products on CPU water cooling blocks? does it have a lot of features or such? made of titanium or something (lol on that one) I know the question seems stupid but can someone explain?

    It means that this specific product is better than anything else in the brand.


    better in what manner everything (size,material,etc)?
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    cemerian , April 27, 2014 2:46 AM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    Quote:
    question how do you define "flagship" products on CPU water cooling blocks? does it have a lot of features or such? made of titanium or something (lol on that one) I know the question seems stupid but can someone explain?

    It means that this specific product is better than anything else in the brand.


    better in what manner everything (size,material,etc)?


    LOL It should perform better then the rest that what lfagship means its the best cooling one, or atleast should be and thaat is theire claim after all
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    KaiserPhantasma , April 29, 2014 4:23 AM
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    question how do you define "flagship" products on CPU water cooling blocks? does it have a lot of features or such? made of titanium or something (lol on that one) I know the question seems stupid but can someone explain?

    It means that this specific product is better than anything else in the brand.


    better in what manner everything (size,material,etc)?


    LOL It should perform better then the rest that what lfagship means its the best cooling one, or atleast should be and thaat is theire claim after all

    short hand version is "take this news with a grain of salt"?

    anyways thanks for trying to clear it up as to what defines a "flagship" product in water blocks