EK introduces Quantum Velocity² Edge CPU Water Block for AM5 Platform


February 15, 2024

CES Las Vegas

EK introduces the EK-Quantum Velocity² Edge Special Edition CPU water blocks for AM5 socket, featuring a captivating top cover design and exceptional cooling performance, available in black and silver options.

  • Top cover design transforms water block into a modern work of art
  • Precision-machined from high-grade electrolytic copper for unparalleled heat transfer
  • Available in two stunning options: Black and Silver


EK, the leader in premium PC water cooling, is thrilled to introduce the remarkable EK-Quantum Velocity² Edge Special Edition CPU water blocks designed specifically for the AM5 socket. Building on the success of their LGA 1700-based counterparts, these Edge water blocks showcase EK’s unwavering commitment to aesthetic excellence.

At the forefront of this design revolution is the top cover, featuring a captivating arrangement of irregular tetrahedrons that transform each water block into a modern work of art. These tetrahedrons create a mesmerizing interplay of light and shadow, adding a dynamic and sophisticated visual appeal to the water block.

Explicitly crafted for platforms based on the AMD Socket AM5, these water blocks are compatible with Ryzen 7000 series CPUs. The cold plate, precision-machined from the highest-grade 99.99% pure electrolytic copper, ensures unparalleled heat transfer.

The top cover of the EK-Quantum Velocity² Edge D-RGB – AM5 Special Edition is available in two stunning options: Black and Silver. Enthusiasts can now choose a style that perfectly complements their PC build, elevating these water blocks from mere cooling components to central elements of a PC’s aesthetic identity.

The top cover is CNC-milled from a 30 mm thick aluminum sheet and separated from the coolant by a layer of acrylic to prevent any metal mixing. This meticulous construction ensures both durability and performance.

Let’s dive into the two special editions:

1. EK-Quantum Velocity² Edge D-RGB – AM5 Black Special Edition:
This edition exudes sleek elegance, making it ideal for setups where understated style takes precedence. The top cover is adorned with CNC-milled, irregularly shaped tetrahedrons made of black anodized aluminum, creating a sophisticated and refined look. The transparent plexi top further enhances its allure.

2. EK-Quantum Velocity² Edge D-RGB – AM5 Silver Special Edition:
Featuring a bright reflective surface, this edition accentuates the intricate tetrahedron design. The top cover, also adorned with CNC-milled, irregularly shaped tetrahedrons, is made of aluminum with a sleek anodized finish. Its transparent plexi top lends it a slightly glossy appearance.

The EK-Quantum Velocity² series incorporates the OptiFlow cooling engine, designed to optimize performance for specific sockets. This innovative cooling solution combines tailored mounting pressure with optimized cold plate geometry, resulting in minimal hydraulic flow restriction. As a result, weaker water pumps or lower pump speed settings can be used, ensuring silent operation without compromising performance. The lathe-turned cold plate effectively covers the integrated heat spreader (IHS), focusing pressure on the die area for efficient cooling.

Installation is made effortless and visually pleasing with the patented EK-ExactMount system. Consisting of only three components – a backplate, mounting screws, and the water block itself – this system ensures a clean and seamless front appearance without any visible screws. Pre-tensioned springs concealed in the water block top make installation quick and easy while ensuring optimal mounting pressure.

The Velocity² AM5 Special Editions adhere to the EK-Matrix7 standard, which revolutionizes PC Liquid Cooling by utilizing a 7 mm increment system for product height and port distance. This standard enhances product alignment, simplifies loop planning, and facilitates tube bending, making PC building a straightforward process akin to assembling toy bricks.

The Velocity² product line has already earned significant acclaim, securing five prestigious awards. These accolades, including the iF Design Award, European Hardware Awards, and CES 22 recognition, highlight EK’s exceptional performance, innovative design, and bold approach in the realm of water-cooling solutions.

The EK-Quantum Velocity² Edge – AM5 series CPU water blocks are specifically designed for the AMD AM5 socket and Ryzen 7000-series CPUs.

Fully compatible with major motherboard manufacturers’ addressable RGB sync technologies, each CPU water block features 30 addressable RGB LEDs that create a captivating light beam. When combined with the tetrahedron-structured top cover, the RGB display becomes even more extraordinary.

The EK-Quantum Velocity² Edge D-RGB – AM5 Black and Silver Special Editions are proudly manufactured in Slovenia, Europe, and are available for pre-order through the EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. Shipping is scheduled to commence in mid-April 2024.

Here’s the manufacturer-suggested retail price (MSRP), including VAT:

– EK-Quantum Velocity² Edge D-RGB – AM5 Black Special Edition: [MSRP]
– EK-Quantum Velocity² Edge D-RGB – AM5 Silver Special Edition: [MSRP]

EK continues to push the boundaries of excellence and innovation with their Velocity² product line, solidifying their position as leaders in PC cooling technology.

EK introduces Quantum Velocity² Edge CPU Water Block for AM5 Platform

EK introduces Quantum Velocity² Edge CPU Water Block for AM5 Platform

EK introduces Quantum Velocity² Edge CPU Water Block for AM5 Platform

EK introduces Quantum Velocity² Edge CPU Water Block for AM5 Platform

EK introduces Quantum Velocity² Edge CPU Water Block for AM5 Platform

EK introduces Quantum Velocity² Edge CPU Water Block for AM5 Platform

EK introduces Quantum Velocity² Edge CPU Water Block for AM5 Platform

EK introduces Quantum Velocity² Edge CPU Water Block for AM5 Platform

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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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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.



Event Info


About CES: CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, is an annual event held in Las Vegas, Nevada, organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). With a history dating back to 1967, it has become the world's premier platform for unveiling and exploring the latest innovations in consumer electronics and technology. Drawing exhibitors ranging from industry titans to startups across diverse sectors, including automotive, health and wellness, robotics, gaming, and artificial intelligence, CES transforms Las Vegas into a global tech hub, offering a glimpse into the future of technology through a wide array of showcases, from startup-focused Eureka Park to cutting-edge automotive and health tech exhibitions.

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Technology Explained


AM5: Socket AM5 (LGA 1718) is a zero insertion force flip-chip land grid array (LGA) CPU socket designed by Advanced Micro Devices, that is used for AMD Ryzen microprocessors starting with the Zen 4 microarchitecture. AM5 replaces the Socket AM4 and is AMD's first LGA socket designed for mainstream, non-enthusiast CPUs.


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.





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