EKWB Unveils Threadripper Edition EK Supremacy EVO CPU Water Blocksby Joe Shields on August 14, 2017 2:00 PM EST
Since Threadripper was first spotted in the wild, enthusiasts interested in the CPU noticed just how big the CPU actually was. For the past several CPU generations, the size of the integrated heat spreader (IHS) on high-end platforms has not changed too much from either Intel nor AMD. Threadripper, however, is a game changer. It is nearly twice the size of an Intel LGA2066 CPU, and that much larger surface area is expected to have heatsink contact across the entire IHS for the best cooling results out of anything trying to cool it. A concern comes with existing heatsinks and their now diminutive base plates; they don’t cover the entire IHS. Heatsink and water-block makers are forced to update their designs or face potentially underwhelming performance due to the lack of complete coverage. EKWB has thus announced its new EK-Supremacy EVO Threadripper Edition CPU water block which covers the entire IHS.
EK has redesigned the nickel plated machined copper base for a length of 68mm, which is up 10mm from the original Supremacy EVO. This small bump in size enables the cold plate to have complete coverage over the IHS. The Threadripper Edition Supremacy EVO comes pre-assembled and installs directly onto SocketTR4 motherboards, and is screwed down to the mounting holes surrounding the even bigger socket where Threadripper sits. As the block fits in the TR4 mounting holes, it should also compatible with AMD server socket SP3r2 motherboards.
The TR Edition Supremacy EVO uses the EK-Supremacy EVO cooling engine, consisting of a specialized jet insert and jet plate combination. The water goes in through a standard G ¼” barb to the jet plate, then through a 52 groove micro-fin base (each 0.25mm apart). EKWB says the fins are oriented so the water inside the block is pushed up and down towards the CPU dies under the IHS.
EK Supremacy EVO Threadripper Edition has three different versions; Nickel, Acetal+Nickel, and Full Nickel. All three versions use a black steel mounting plate, with the thumb screws pre-installed, integrated into the block. The Nickel and Nickel+Acetal edition tops are CNC machined from POM high-grade acrylic glass. The 'plain' nickel version is transparent while the Nickel+Acetal has a black nickel coating around the acetal block top. The Full Nickel option is also CNC machined, but using nickel-plated brass as the base material. EK uses a pre-installed molded ABD polymer insert on all versions to 'ensure the optimal flow of water' through the block.
Prices range from $77.99 for the Nickel and Acetal+Nickel blocks to $99.99 for the Full Nickel.
|EK Supremacy EVO Threadripper Edition|
|MSRP (incl. VAT)|
|EK-Supremacy EVO Threadipper Edition - Nickel||67.95€|
|EK-Supremacy EVO Threadipper Edition - Acetal+Nickel||67.95€|
|EK-Supremacy EVO Threadipper Edition - Full Nickel||86.95€|
The Supremacy EVO Threadripper Edition is available now for pre-order at the EKWB site. Shipments are expected to start on August 18th.
- The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X Review: CPUs on Steroids
- Unannounced AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920 CPU in Motherboard Support Lists
- Enermax Launches LiqTech TR4 AIO LCS for AMD's Threadripper: 100% IHS Coverage, 500W TDP
- AMD Threadripper 1920X and 1950X CPU Details: 12/16 Cores, 4 GHz Turbo, $799 and $999
Post Your CommentPlease log in or sign up to comment.
View All Comments
BrokenCrayons - Monday, August 14, 2017 - linkSupremacy...there's a marketing department whoopsie at least in the US given recent events.
Hurr Durr - Monday, August 14, 2017 - linkThe more leftoids it triggers, the better. You think them liberal arts degreed baristas can afford a waterbloc, let alone a sufficiently powerful CPU for it?
benzosaurus - Monday, August 14, 2017 - linkI'll just sit over here with my theater degree and overclocked i5-6600K, and not literally be a Nazi. Because that is who those "white supremacists" you so love are. They are Nazis. There is no qualification needed. And they will be punched in the face. Repeatedly. And then fired.
Hurr Durr - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - linkThank you for a great demonstration. Now explain how white people advocating for their own interests are literally nazis, and leftoids burning cities are saints.
HomeworldFound - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - linkYou'll probably be happy to know that EK operates and manufactures in Slovenia. The only supremacy they're going to give you is a nice cool Threadripper.
Oxford Guy - Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - linkUnless you're gay.
vred - Monday, August 14, 2017 - linkLooks like a lightly longer base attached to the same fin channels design.
Waiting for someone to actually extend the fin chamber to cover the entire CPU surface.
Heatkiller, are you listening?
rotorheadman - Monday, August 14, 2017 - linkXSPC has one http://www.xs-pc.com/blog/2017/8/threadripper.
DanNeely - Monday, August 14, 2017 - linkLooking at where the blue coolant is and where I can see the base of the water block, it's the same thing as this one. A new mounting bracket for an existing standard sized waterblock.
shabby - Monday, August 14, 2017 - linkYa neither of these are ideal, the fins not just the base should cover all the cores