EKWB's New Flagship CPU Water Block Is Cooler

Today we're presenting you with a new product, and while it might not be an X99 motherboard, it is still very enthusiast-oriented. The product we're talking about is the new EK-Supremacy EVO, which is EKWB's new flagship CPU water block.

In terms of improvements, EKWB has been working on a number of tiny, hardly visible details; as a result, the water block is expected to cool the processor about 2.2 degrees C better than its predecessor. It maintains the same high-flow, modular design, making it possible to customize the block to your needs with various jets and inserts to improve performance -- although these may increase hydraulic restriction, so you'll need stronger pumps.

"One of the key performance improvements is closely related with flow velocity field distribution optimization through the nozzle of the water block," said Vlado Schweiger, chief hydrodynamic engineer at EK Water Blocks.

EKWB is also a slew of variants of the water block, ranging from a standard block to nickel-plated blocks to blocks with the original CSQ design, and more. The blocks are compatible with most modern CPU sockets, including Intel's LGA2011 and LGA1150, as well as AMD's AM3+ and FM2+ sockets.

SKU

MSRP (€)

MSRP ($)

EK-Supremacy EVO

62,95€

$82.95

EK-Supremacy EVO - Acetal

62,95€

$82.95

EK-Supremacy EVO - Nickel

67,95€

$89.54

EK-Supremacy EVO - Acetal+Nickel

67,95€

$89.54

EK-Supremacy EVO - Gold

89,95€

$118.53

EK-Supremacy EVO White Edition

72,95€

$96.14

EK-Supremacy EVO (Original CSQ)

62,95€

$82.95

EK-Supremacy EVO - Acetal (Original CSQ)

62,95€

$82.95

EK-Supremacy EVO - Nickel (Original CSQ)

67,95€

$89.54

EK-Supremacy EVO - Acetal+Nickel (Original CSQ)

67,95€

$89.54

EK-Supremacy EVO - Full Copper (Original CSQ)

80,95€

$106.67

EK-Supremacy EVO - Full Nickel (Original CSQ)

86,95€

$114.57

EK-Supremacy EVO - Full Nickel

86,95€

$114.57

EK-Supremacy EVO Elite Edition - Intel 115x

109,95€

$144.88

EK-Supremacy EVO Elite Edition - Intel 2011

 109,95€

$144.88

Most of the blocks are available immediately from EKWB, with a number of them stocked in limited quantities.

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  • Integr8d
    Existing EKWB and XSPC blocks will already get the CPU/GPU temps so low that any overclocker will hit voltage max long before temps become an issue. On water, my 4670k idles at mid-to-high 20's and on heavy load p95 settles in at low 60's. Glad to see progress being made here. But I'm wondering how necessary it is. Rather, I'd like to see them working to bring the cost of custom w/c down so that more people can get into it.
  • dovah-chan
    I would say they could easily lower the cost of CPU blocks but the GPU market requires a hefty engineering team. The price of GPU blocks remains high because of GPUs coming out quickly and many different models and revisions from vendors requiring different block mounts. They pretty much can charge so much because its a premium and because they can get away with it. (plus they're small companies anyway and there are very little number of people doing custom loops)

    On the bright side CLC manufacturers are making some strides for people who are interested in custom loops but don't have the cash for it. For example, some of Cooler Master's Seidon pumps allow you to start off with a closed loop and then later open it up for a custom loop. Also somewhat notable is that NZXT's Kraken CLC's are becoming popular in regards to mounting them onto GPUs.