EK introduces Water Block for Threadripper and EPYC CPUs, Perfect for Workstations

September 19, 2023 by our News Team

EK introduces the EK-Pro CPU WB sTR, a high-performance water block tailored for AMD EPYC and Ryzen Threadripper processors, featuring a dense micro-fin structure, CNC-milled POM Acetal top, nickel-plated copper base, and laser-cut stainless steel hold-down bracket for superior cooling performance and durability.

  • Designed for AMD EPYC and Ryzen Threadripper processors
  • Exceptional cooling performance with a dense micro-fin structure
  • Durability with CNC-milled POM Acetal top and nickel electroplating copper base

EK, the manufacturer of high-quality Liquid Cooling solutions, is introducing a new addition to its Pro line – the EK-Pro CPU WB sTR. This enterprise-grade water block is specifically designed for AMD EPYC and Ryzen Threadripper processors, showcasing EK’s commitment to precision and expertise.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the EK-Pro CPU WB sTR – Nickel + Acetal water block is tailored for AMD processors, making it suitable for a wide range of systems, from desktop PCs to workstations and taller server racks. Its design features three standard G1/4″ threaded ports on the top, along with an EK G1/4 plug equipped with an O-ring, ensuring seamless and secure connections for your liquid cooling system.

What sets this water block apart is its exceptional cooling performance. At its core, it boasts a dense micro-fin structure with 91 wide grooves that fully cover the CPU dies beneath the IHS. This innovative design delivers outstanding cooling efficiency, allowing the AMD EPYC or Ryzen Threadripper to operate at peak performance even under the most demanding workloads.

Durability is another key aspect of the EK-Pro CPU WB sTR. It showcases a CNC-milled POM Acetal top, providing long-lasting quality. The copper base, treated with nickel electroplating, is made from the purest copper available, ensuring corrosion resistance and efficient heat transfer. Additionally, the hold-down bracket is constructed from laser-cut stainless steel, further enhancing its durability.

Installation is a breeze with the EK-Pro CPU WB sTR water block. It comes with a pre-assembled mounting mechanism that is specifically designed for Socket TR4 mounting holes, preventing any errors during installation. This feature also guarantees compatibility with AMD’s server-type Socket SP3 motherboards, eliminating the need to remove the motherboard from the case and simplifying the process of installing the new CPU.

The EK-Pro CPU WB sTR is compatible with a range of AMD sockets, including AMD Socket sTRX4, AMD Socket TR4 (Socket SP3r2), and AMD Socket SP3. This versatility ensures that it can be seamlessly integrated into various systems.

The EK-Pro CPU WB sTR water block is proudly made in Slovenia, Europe, and is available for pre-order through the EK Webshop. Shipping is expected to commence in late October 2023. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP), including VAT, can be found in the table below.

EK introduces Water Block for Threadripper and EPYC CPUs, Perfect for Workstations

EK introduces Water Block for Threadripper and EPYC CPUs, Perfect for Workstations

EK introduces Water Block for Threadripper and EPYC CPUs, Perfect for Workstations

EK introduces Water Block for Threadripper and EPYC CPUs, Perfect for Workstations

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Background Information

About AMD: AMD, a large player in the semiconductor industry is known for its powerful processors and graphic solutions, AMD has consistently pushed the boundaries of performance, efficiency, and user experience. With a customer-centric approach, the company has cultivated a reputation for delivering high-performance solutions that cater to the needs of gamers, professionals, and general users. AMD's Ryzen series of processors have redefined the landscape of desktop and laptop computing, offering impressive multi-core performance and competitive pricing that has challenged the dominance of its competitors. Complementing its processor expertise, AMD's Radeon graphics cards have also earned accolades for their efficiency and exceptional graphical capabilities, making them a favored choice among gamers and content creators. The company's commitment to innovation and technology continues to shape the client computing landscape, providing users with powerful tools to fuel their digital endeavors.

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Technology Explained

CPU: The Central Processing Unit (CPU) is the brain of a computer, responsible for executing instructions and performing calculations. It is the most important component of a computer system, as it is responsible for controlling all other components. CPUs are used in a wide range of applications, from desktop computers to mobile devices, gaming consoles, and even supercomputers. CPUs are used to process data, execute instructions, and control the flow of information within a computer system. They are also used to control the input and output of data, as well as to store and retrieve data from memory. CPUs are essential for the functioning of any computer system, and their applications in the computer industry are vast.

EPYC: EPYC is a technology designed by computer chip manufacturer AMD for use in the server and data center industry. It was introduced in June 2017 and features an innovative design to improve performance and power efficiency. EPYC processor technology is based on an innovative 14nm processor architecture, allowing up to 32 high-performance cores in a single socket. This allows for more efficient processing power, increased memory bandwidth, and greater compute density. EPYC is now widely used in the data center and cloud computing industry and provides benefits such as greater scalability, increased resource efficiency, and advanced virtualization capabilities. Additionally, EPYC technology is used in data intensive servers like server farms, gaming, and virtualization platforms. EPYC ensures that even with large deployments in multi-processor environments, power consumption and performance levels are optimized to ensure maximum efficiency.

Liquid Cooling: Liquid cooling is a technology used to cool down computer components, such as processors, graphics cards, and other components that generate a lot of heat. It works by circulating a liquid coolant, such as water or a special coolant, through a series of pipes and radiators. The liquid absorbs the heat from the components and then dissipates it into the air. This technology is becoming increasingly popular in the computer industry due to its ability to provide more efficient cooling than traditional air cooling methods. Liquid cooling can also be used to overclock components, allowing them to run at higher speeds than their rated speeds. This technology is becoming increasingly popular in the gaming industry, as it allows gamers to get the most out of their hardware.

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