“EK-Quantum Velocity² and Magnitude: Intel’s 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs Now Supported”

October 16, 2023 by our News Team

EK has announced full compatibility of their EK-Quantum Velocity² D-RGB 1700 and Magnitude 1700 water blocks with Intel's 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs and Z790 motherboards, allowing PC enthusiasts to maximize their system performance.

  • EK-Quantum Velocity² water blocks feature EK-Matrix7 compatibility
  • EK-Quantum Velocity² and Magnitude 1700 water blocks are fully compatible with Intel's 14th Gen Core CPUs
  • EK-Quantum Velocity² and Magnitude 1700 water blocks are now available for order through the EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network

EK, the manufacturer of high-quality Liquid Cooling gear, has just announced the full compatibility of their EK-Quantum Velocity² D-RGB 1700 and Magnitude 1700 water blocks with Intel’s exciting new 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs and the upcoming Z790 motherboards. This is great news for PC enthusiasts looking to maximize the performance of their systems.

The Raptor Lake refresh series CPUs boast faster cores, delivering improved multitasking, gaming, streaming, and more, with clock speeds of up to 6 GHz and an unrivaled overclocking experience. However, achieving these high frequencies requires a reliable cooling solution. That’s where EK’s Quantum water blocks come in.

The EK-Quantum Velocity² water blocks are the first in EK’s product lineup to feature EK-Matrix7 compatibility. Since their launch, these innovative water blocks have received numerous design and performance accolades. They utilize a socket-specific cooling engine to ensure optimal performance and excellent flow with minimal restrictions on any platform.

Given that the Z790X platform is based on the LGA-1700 socket, the EK-Quantum Velocity² 1700 water blocks are fully compatible with the CPU socket and IHS geometry of Intel’s 14th Gen Core CPUs. The same goes for the EK-Quantum Magnitude 1700, which fits the Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs perfectly.

Let’s take a closer look at what makes these water blocks so impressive.

EK-Quantum Velocity² D-RGB – 1700:

Embedded within the Velocity² is EK’s next-generation CPU water block cooling engine, meticulously designed to perfectly match the socket. The mounting pressure and cold plate geometry have been carefully optimized to suit the IHS and die layout of Intel LGA 1700 socket processors, resulting in low hydraulic flow restriction and superior performance.

The coldplate, expertly lathe-turned, effectively covers the IHS and exerts optimal pressure on the die area. EK has also developed a patent-pending mounting system called EK-Exact Mount, which combines ease of use with an aesthetically pleasing design. Consisting of just two pieces – the backplate and the water block itself – this system allows for a seamless and clean front look without any visible screws. Achieving the exact mounting pressure is a breeze, thanks to the pre-tensioned springs concealed in the water block top.

The LGA 1700 version of the EK-Quantum Velocity² comes in seven variants, including options like Nickel + Plexi, Nickel + Acetal, Full Nickel, Nickel + Satin Titanium, Copper + Acetal, Nickel + Gold, and even a luxurious Lignum Edition made from Walnut.


Certified as an EK-Matrix7 product, the EK-Quantum Velocity² adheres to a standard that revolutionizes PC liquid cooling. By employing precise 7 mm increments for product height and port distance, this water block streamlines product alignment and reduces loop planning and tube bending time. Liquid-cooling enthusiasts can now enjoy an easy and enjoyable process of building a liquid-cooled PC, akin to playing with toy bricks.

EK-Quantum Magnitude 1700:

Specifically engineered for LGA-1700 socket-based Intel Core CPUs, the EK-Quantum Magnitude 1700 stands out with its unique CPU water block mounting mechanism. Unlike other water blocks that feature a plain black plate, the Magnitude showcases an integrated three-dimensional X-shaped frame with premium finishes, securely cradling the main body in place. Even the screws have been transformed into sophisticated design details. This attention to detail has earned the Magnitude the prestigious iF Design award.


The EK-Quantum Velocity² – 1700 and EK-Quantum Magnitude – 1700 series CPU water blocks are specifically designed for Intel LGA 1700 socket CPUs, including the 12th, 13th, and 14th generations of Intel Core processors.

Availability and Pricing:

The EK-Quantum Velocity² series water blocks are proudly manufactured in Slovenia, Europe, and are now available for order through the EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. The table below provides the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) with VAT included.

With their commitment to innovation and performance, EK continues to push the boundaries of liquid cooling technology. The compatibility of their latest water blocks with Intel’s upcoming CPUs and motherboards ensures that PC enthusiasts can achieve optimal cooling and unlock the full potential of their systems.

“EK-Quantum Velocity² and Magnitude: Intel’s 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs Now Supported”

“EK-Quantum Velocity² and Magnitude: Intel’s 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs Now Supported”

“EK-Quantum Velocity² and Magnitude: Intel’s 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs Now Supported”

“EK-Quantum Velocity² and Magnitude: Intel’s 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs Now Supported”

“EK-Quantum Velocity² and Magnitude: Intel’s 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs Now Supported”

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Background Information

About EK: EKWB, or EK Water Blocks, is a Slovenian company specializing in liquid cooling solutions for computers. They are well-regarded for their high-quality water cooling components, including CPU and GPU water blocks, radiators, pumps, and tubing. EKWB is a trusted brand among PC enthusiasts and overclockers, offering efficient and customizable cooling solutions to help maintain optimal operating temperatures for high-performance computers.

About Intel: Intel Corporation, a global technology leader, is for its semiconductor innovations that power computing and communication devices worldwide. As a pioneer in microprocessor technology, Intel has left an indelible mark on the evolution of computing with its processors that drive everything from PCs to data centers and beyond. With a history of advancements, Intel's relentless pursuit of innovation continues to shape the digital landscape, offering solutions that empower businesses and individuals to achieve new levels of productivity and connectivity.

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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.

LGA-1700: LGA-1700 is a socket technology created by Intel that has three versions: LGA-1700, LGA-1710, and LGA-1750. It is designed for use in desktop computers and provides excellent performance and supports multiple processors and memory modules. It is used for both servers and workstations, and is a popular choice for multi-core processors. Its versatility makes it a great choice for a wide range of applications, from gaming PCs to business PCs. LGA-1700 is compatible with many Intel chipsets and CPU series, including Core, Xeon, Pentium, Atom, Celeron, and Itanium Chipset families. It also supports up to 128GB of DDR4 memory and allows for two devices to be connected to each CPU. All of these features make LGA-1700 an ideal choice for those looking for reliable and high performance computers.

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.

Z790: The Z790 chipset is a motherboard platform from Intel that supports the 12th Gen Core, 13th Gen Core CPUs and 14th Gen Core CPUs. It offers more PCIe Gen 4 lanes and USB 3.2x2 ports than the previous Z690 chipset, which can enable faster storage and connectivity options.

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