The Z790 Dark Hero Ascends, Enhanced by the EK-Quantum Momentum² Monoblock

December 12, 2023

EK introduces the EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero D-RGB – Plexi, a monoblock designed for Intel LGA 1700 socket and ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 DARK HERO motherboard with customizable D-RGB LEDs, high thermal efficiency, and compatibility with Intel's 12th-14th gen processors, available for pre-order and shipping in early February 2024 at 249,90€.

  • Designed specifically for Intel's latest LGA 1700 socket
  • Seamlessly integrates with ASUS' ROG MAXIMUS Z790 DARK HERO motherboard
  • Offers exceptional thermal efficiency and compatibility with Intel's latest processors

EK, a leader in Liquid Cooling solutions, is introducing the EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero D-RGB – Plexi. This monoblock is specifically designed for the Intel LGA 1700 socket and seamlessly integrates with the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 DARK HERO motherboard. It features addressable D-RGB LEDs that can be customized using ASUS Aura Sync RGB control. The monoblock offers exceptional thermal efficiency and is compatible with Intel’s 12th, 13th, and 14th-gen processors. It is now available for pre-order and will start shipping in early February 2024. The MSRP is 249,90€.


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.

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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

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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