(left) EK-Quantum Velocity˛ Lignum Edition, (right) EK-Quantum Magnitude Lignum Edition
EKWB presents four new Lignum Series CPU water blocks for the Intel LGA 1700 and AMD AM4 sockets. The new Lignum Edition EK-Quantum Velocity˛ and EK-Quantum Magnitude water blocks updates EKWB’s Lignum Line to support the latest Intel and AMD platforms. Like the previous EK Lignum Line water blocks, the new water blocks also uses walnut wood. The EK Lignum Line of watercooling products was initially launched back in 2019.
EK-Quantum Velocity˛ Lignum Edition – Walnut – For AMD AM4 and Intel LGA 1700 SocketsEmbedded in the Velocity˛ is a next-generation EK CPU water block cooling engine that is socket-specific. A combination of mounting pressure and cold plate geometry, tailored for the IHS and die layout of each specific CPU platform, is used to achieve low hydraulic flow restriction and high performance. The lathe-turned cold plate is made with precision to cover the IHS effectively and put optimal pressure on the die area.
EK-Quantum Velocity˛ was redesigned inside and out. A new, patent-pending EK-Exact Mount mounting system was developed in the search for an easy-to-use but the aesthetically pleasing mounting mechanism. It consists of only three pieces – the backplate, mounting screws, and the water block itself. It’s screwed in from the back, allowing for a seamless and clean front aesthetic without any screws disrupting the harmony of shape.
EK-Quantum Magnitude Lignum Edition – Walnut – For AMD AM4 and Intel LGA 1700 Sockets
EK-Quantum Magnitude is bearing the prestigious iF Design award for the bold and different approach to the CPU water block mounting mechanism. Differentiated from any mounting structure of a water block that is usually a black and mundane plate, the design accentuates an integrated three-dimensional X- or H-shaped frame with premium finishes that firmly cradles the main body in place, while the screws are morphed into sophisticated design details.
Specialized manufacturing techniques were deployed to create this truly unique product. Not a single Magnitude component was made using mass production techniques. Instead, every single piece was CNC-milled separately out of a solid piece of material. At the heart of Magnitude lies the CNC-machined solid brass insert. This component made it possible to significantly enlarge and optimize the cooling engine.
Compared to previous generations of water blocks, the fin array has a 50% bigger surface area, all contained in a smaller footprint to ensure maximum compatibility. The copper cold plate uses 0.40mm wide microchannels and 0.26mm thick microfins to maximize thermal transfer with minimal flow restriction.
EK-Quantum Velocity˛ and Magnitude series CPU water blocks are socket-specific, compatible only with Intel LGA 1700 or AMD AM4 socket.
Pricing and Availability
The new EK-Quantum Velocity˛ and Magnitude Lignum Edition CPU water blocks are now available for pre-order at the EK webshop.
EK-Quantum Magnitude – 1700 Lignum Edition – Walnut: 299.90€
EK-Quantum Magnitude – AM4 Lignum Edition – Walnut: 299.90€
EK-Quantum Velocity˛ – 1700 Lignum Edition – Walnut: 219.90€
EK-Quantum Velocity˛ – AM4 Lignum Edition – Walnut: 219.90€
EK-Quantum Magnitude Accent – Walnut: 44.90€