EK® Water Blocks, the Slovenia based water cooling gear manufacturer, is introducing a refresh of the flagship Velocity line in form of digital (addressable) LED versions which will enable all the cool effects you can cook up with ASUS Aura, MSI Mystic Lights, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, ASRock Polychrome Sync or other compatible external Digital RGB controllers. The main difference is that each LED can shine a different color at any given time, unlike normal RGB LEDs which all have to be one color at a specific time.
The name “Velocity” 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’s too restrictive on the flow and bottlenecking your entire cooling loop. Efficient coolant flow and performance should go hand in hand, and neither of the two should be sacrificed for one another.
The water block was updated on the inside as much as it was redesigned on the outside comp[ared to the previous gen Supremacy EVO. The changes led to a design that is simple, yet still striking and eye-catching. A new reinforced mounting bracket is introduced with smaller streamlined mounting screws. D-RGB versions of the block are equipped with 24 addressable LEDs that are evenly surrounding the water block housing to create the most sophisticated lightning effect on water blocks so far. The simplified cooling engine brings performance optimizations through more efficient flow and also easier maintenance for users.
Modern design manufactured out of 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 D-RGB LEDs. The angular top piece comes in two options – black POM Acetal and or glass-like Acrylic, made to fit your aesthetic taste.
New EK Velocity D-RGB series CPU water blocks are compatible with all modern CPU sockets on the market. They feature a universal mounting mechanism that offers error-preventing, tool-less installation, supporting Intel 115x and Intel 20xx Sockets or AMD AM4 sockets, respective to the CPU block model.
Supported Intel Sockets are:
- LGA 1155
- LGA 1156
- LGA 1150
- LGA 1151
- LGA 2011
- LGA 2011-3
- LGA 2066
Supported AMD Sockets are:
Products marked with the EK RGB logo are compatible with all popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers. The arrow marking on the 3-pin LED connector is to be aligned with the +5V marking on the A-RGB header. The pinout is as follows: 5V, D, empty, ground.
Availability and pricing
The Velocity D-RGB series water blocks are made in Slovenia, Europe and are available for order through the EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network.