EK introduces VRM Bridge and Upgrade Kit for ASUS Maximus Z790 Formula


December 1, 2023 by our News Team

EK, liquid cooling gear manufacturer, offers the EK-Quantum Momentum² VRM Bridge ROG Maximus Z790 Formula D-RGB and the Z690 Upgrade Kit to provide support for the highly sought-after ROG MAXIMUS Z790 FORMULA motherboard, featuring innovative and patented liquid distribution VRM Bridge, RGB lighting, and compatibility with ASUS Aura RGB control software.

  • EK-Quantum Momentum² VRM Bridge ROG Maximus Z790 Formula D-RGB is a purpose-built connection piece that seamlessly combines the integrated ASUS HyperChill III VRM cooling on the motherboard with the EK-Quantum Velocity² 1700 CPU water block, creating a unified system.
  • EK offers an upgrade kit that serves a dual purpose, allowing users to convert their EK-Quantum Momentum² VRM Bridge ROG Maximus Z690 Formula to feature a striking white component that matches the motherboard's color scheme, and also enables the use of the existing Z690 bridge with the new ROG MAXIMUS Z790 FORMULA motherboard.
  • EK-Quantum Momentum² VRM Bridge for ROG Maximus Z790 Formula stands out as the only ready-to-use solution that connects multiple liquid


EK, the Liquid Cooling gear manufacturer, is set to provide support for the highly sought-after ROG MAXIMUS Z790 FORMULA motherboard with their innovative and patented liquid distribution VRM Bridge. The EK-Quantum Momentum² VRM Bridge ROG Maximus Z790 Formula D-RGB is a purpose-built connection piece that seamlessly combines the integrated ASUS HyperChill III VRM cooling on the motherboard with the EK-Quantum Velocity² 1700 CPU water block, creating a unified system.

Additionally, for those who already own the previous-generation Z690 VRM Bridge, EK offers an upgrade kit that serves a dual purpose. Not only does it allow users to convert their EK-Quantum Momentum² VRM Bridge ROG Maximus Z690 Formula to feature a striking white component that matches the motherboard’s color scheme, but it also enables the use of the existing Z690 bridge with the new ROG MAXIMUS Z790 FORMULA motherboard. It’s worth noting that the copper-based integrated ASUS HyperChill III VRM Z790 Formula water block is fully compatible with custom loop liquid cooling, although the use of purpose-made PC liquid cooling coolant is still necessary to prevent corrosion issues. Users who have encountered any issues with the VRM water block on the Z690 Formula should reach out to ASUS directly for assistance.

The EK-Quantum Momentum² VRM Bridge for ROG Maximus Z790 Formula stands out as the only ready-to-use solution that connects multiple liquid cooling components with its unique mounting mechanism. It has been exclusively designed for the ROG Maximus Z790 Formula, allowing users to attach any existing Intel LGA 1700-socket-compatible EK-Quantum Velocity² CPU water blocks and securely bind them together using this VRM bridge.

It’s important to note that the Z790 VRM Bridge is not compatible with Z690 Formula motherboards. This new EK-Quantum Momentum VRM Bridge replaces the traditional method of connecting the integrated ASUS HyperChill III with the liquid cooling loop. Instead of relying on several angled fittings and tubing, users only need EK’s VRM Bridge (in addition to two fittings that would already be used on the CPU block). Acting as a single entity, the Bridge efficiently channels coolant through the CPU water block and VRM cooling block with two connection points.

For those interested in upgrading their Z690 Formula VRM Bridge, EK offers the EK-Quantum Momentum² VRM Bridge ROG Maximus Z690 Formula White Upgrade Kit. This kit allows users to convert their bridge to a white color that matches the motherboard’s aesthetic and color scheme. Additionally, it includes new push-in fittings that enable users to use the upgraded bridge on the ROG Maximus Z790 Formula without needing to purchase a new VRM bridge in case they decide to upgrade their motherboard to the latest generation.

The voltage regulating module cooler of the Formula motherboard offers two operating modes – air or water cooling. Opting for water cooling provides lower temperatures, which enhances stability during high overclock frequencies. The new VRM Bridge solution incorporates a highly effective nickel cooling channel for optimal heat dissipation.

With a focus on design, form, and functionality, EK has developed a unique mounting and locking solution exclusively for the EK-Quantum Momentum² VRM Bridge. This patented mechanism ensures user-friendly installation with just a few simple steps. Connecting the CPU water block and the integrated ROG Maximus Z790 Formula VRM cooling block can be accomplished in a matter of minutes, eliminating the need for multiple angled fittings, tube cutting, and complex connections. EK’s Bridge solution simplifies the entire process.

The EK-Quantum Momentum VRM Bridge ROG Maximus Z790 Formula D-RGB is meticulously CNC-milled from a single piece of high-grade glass-like cast acrylic top cover. The VRM Bridge smoothly slides onto special nickel-plated barb push-in fittings, while the 2 mm thick stainless steel base plate serves as the locking mechanism that securely attaches to the barb fittings.

Exciting news for liquid cooling enthusiasts is that the EK-Quantum Momentum² VRM Bridge ROG Maximus Z790 Formula D-RGB elevates the Velocity², an EK-Matrix7 compatible product, to a full EK-Matrix7 Foundation product. This means that the ports are perfectly aligned with every EK-Quantum Reflection² distribution plate, eliminating the need for offset adapters. The EK-Matrix7 product raster sets a new standard in the liquid cooling realm, ensuring optimal product alignment and simplifying the loop planning and tube bending process.

The EK-Quantum Momentum² VRM Bridge ROG Maximus Z790 Formula D-RGB – White features RGB lighting that is compatible with ASUS Aura RGB control software. Users can align the arrow marking on the 3-pin LED connector with the +5V marking on the Aura Gen 2 header for seamless integration.

Please note that this monoblock bridge solution is exclusively compatible with the ROG Maximus Z790 Formula motherboard and EK-Quantum Velocity² 1700 CPU water blocks.

The EK-Quantum Momentum VRM Bridge ROG Maximus Z790 Formula and the Z690 Upgrade Kit are proudly manufactured in Slovenia, Europe. They are currently available for pre-order through the EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network, with shipping expected to commence in early February 2024 at the latest. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP), VAT included, can be found in the table below.

EK introduces VRM Bridge and Upgrade Kit for ASUS Maximus Z790 Formula

EK introduces VRM Bridge and Upgrade Kit for ASUS Maximus Z790 Formula

EK introduces VRM Bridge and Upgrade Kit for ASUS Maximus Z790 Formula

EK introduces VRM Bridge and Upgrade Kit for ASUS Maximus Z790 Formula

About Our Team

Our team comprises industry insiders with extensive experience in computers, semiconductors, games, and consumer electronics. With decades of collective experience, we’re committed to delivering timely, accurate, and engaging news content to our readers.

Background Information


About ASUS: ASUS, founded in 1989 by Ted Hsu, M.T. Liao, Wayne Hsieh, and T.H. Tung, has become a multinational tech giant known for its diverse hardware products. Spanning laptops, motherboards, graphics cards, and more, ASUS has gained recognition for its innovation and commitment to high-performance computing solutions. The company has a significant presence in gaming technology, producing popular products that cater to enthusiasts and professionals alike. With a focus on delivering and reliable technology, ASUS maintains its position as a important player in the industry.

ASUS website  ASUS LinkedIn

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.

Intel website  Intel 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.


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.





Leave a Reply