EK introduces Water Block for Threadripper and EPYC CPUs, Revolutionizing Workstation Performance

September 22, 2023

  • High-performance cooling solution for AMD EPYC and Ryzen Threadripper processors
  • Dense micro-fin structure with 91 wide grooves for efficient cooling
  • CNC-milled POM Acetal top and nickel electroplated copper base for durability

EK, a leading manufacturer of Liquid Cooling solutions, is proud to introduce the EK-Pro CPU WB sTR, a high-performance water block designed for AMD EPYC™ and Ryzen Threadripper™ processors. This enterprise-grade solution offers exceptional cooling performance and reliability.

The EK-Pro CPU WB sTR water block is meticulously crafted for AMD processors, making it suitable for desktop PCs, workstations, and server racks. It features three standard G1/4″ threaded ports on the top, ensuring effortless and secure connections for your liquid cooling system. Additionally, an EK G1/4 plug equipped with an O-ring further enhances its reliability.

At the core of this water block is a dense micro-fin structure with 91 wide grooves that fully cover the CPU dies beneath the IHS. This design delivers exceptional cooling efficiency, allowing the AMD EPYC or Ryzen Threadripper to operate at peak performance even during demanding workloads.

Durability is a key focus in the design of the EK-Pro CPU WB sTR. It features a CNC-milled POM Acetal top, ensuring long-lasting quality. The copper base, treated with nickel electroplating, provides corrosion resistance and efficient heat transfer. The hold-down bracket is made of laser-cut stainless steel, further enhancing its durability.

Installation is made effortless with the pre-assembled mounting mechanism directly installed onto the SocketTR4 mounting holes. This ensures flawless installation and optimal performance every time. It also enables out-of-the-box compatibility with AMD’s server-type Socket SP3 motherboards, eliminating the need to remove the motherboard from the case.

The EK-Pro CPU WB sTR water block is compatible with various AMD sockets, including sTRX4, TR4 (Socket SP3r2), and SP3.

This high-quality water block is made in Slovenia, Europe, and is available for pre-order through the EK Webshop. Shipping is expected to start in late October 2023. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP), including VAT, is 299.90€.

Pre-order the EK-Pro CPU WB sTR – Nickel + Acetal now and experience unparalleled cooling performance for your AMD EPYC or Ryzen Threadripper processor.


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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About EKWB: EKWB, short for Edvard König Water Blocks, traces its roots back to 1999 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Founded by Edvard König, the company started with a passion for overclocking and a desire for better cooling solutions. Initially, EKWB hand-crafted bespoke water blocks for enthusiasts, gradually evolving into a full-fledged manufacturer of high-performance liquid cooling components for PCs. Over the years, EKWB has grown to become a global leader in the liquid cooling space, known for its innovative designs, premium materials, and wide range of products.

EKWB website  EKWB LinkedIn

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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