EK is revealing the next-gen of EK-Quantum Velocity² water blocks. These socket-specific water blocks are manufactured for the forthcoming AMD AM5 socket and Ryzen 7000-series processors. Similar to the AM4 socket, the AM5 water block options EK-Matrix7 compatibility, permitting for it to be designed in keeping with the usual where the product’s peak and port distance are organized in a spacing of seven mm.

EK reveals Socket AM5 QuantumVelocity² CPU Water Blocks providing next-gen cooling

The product employs a revised Velocity² cooling engine optimized for AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors to ensure the best cooling efficiency and optimum coolant movement. While the brand new AM5 socket mounting gap sample continues to be 54 x 90 mm (much like the AM4 structure), the upcoming AM5 motherboards will now have a brand new built-in CPU socket backplate with #UNC 6-32 threads, requiring a brand new mount. Because of the brand new chilly plate curvature, it is strongly recommended to make use of AM4 Velocity² for the AM4 socket and the AM5 model for the AM5 socket motherboards.

EK reveals the brand new Socket AM5 QuantumVelocity² CPU Water Blocks for the next-gen AMD merchandise

This new AM5 water block is constructed upon an award-winning Velocity² platform that obtained an iF Design award, a European Hardware Award, and a CES innovation award. The Velocity water blocks wish to outperform earlier fashions and take the lead within the market.

Implanted within the Velocity² is a socket-specific, high-performance cooling engine with low hydraulic movement restriction. The cooling is achieved by varied mounting strain and chilly plate geometry explicitly tailor-made for the IHS and the die construction of the AM5 socket. The lathe-turned chilly plate is assembled with accuracy to cowl the IHS successfully and put optimum rigidity on the die space. With the help of an uneven jet plate cutout, the movement is transmitted into areas that want it essentially the most.

Due to the sturdy, built-in inventory backplate on AM5 motherboards, EK re-engineered the patent-pending EK-ExactMount mounting system for an much more simple set up. The backplate is factory-mounted on the motherboard, whereas the spring-loaded Torx screws are integrated into the water block and are screwed in by counter-clockwise rotation into the inventory backplate of the motherboard. The result’s an “invisible” and even easier-to-use mounting mechanism, which suggests the mounting system as an entire is contained in the water block, accounting for an genuine single-piece product.

The built-in mounting screws are organized with a hard-stop design. The new format signifies that as soon as the screws attain the tip of the thread, the block is totally mounted and tensioned, eradicating the possibilities of over-torquing the water block and damaging your CPU or motherboard.

EK reveals the brand new Socket AM5 QuantumVelocity² CPU Water Blocks for the next-gen AMD merchandise

The AM5 model made for Ryzen Desktop CPUs is available in 5 variants:

  • EK-QuantumVelocity² D-RGB – AM5 Nickel + Plexi – that includes a CNC-machined cast Acrylic prime
  • EK-QuantumVelocity² D-RGB – AM5 Nickel + Acetal – that includes a CNC-machined sturdy black POM acetal
  • EK-QuantumVelocity² D-RGB – AM5 Nickel + Satin Titanium – CNC-machined brass prime with a satin silver end
  • EK-QuantumVelocity² D-RGB – AM5 Full Nickel – that includes a CNC-machined nickel-plated brass prime
  • EK-QuantumVelocity² D-RGB – AM5 Nickel + Gold – similar as Full Nickel and re-plated with real Gold (not a sham <3 GN)

The chilly plate is fabricated from the highest-grade 99.99% pure electrolytic copper. The copper is machined with precision for the best contact and warmth switch achievable and is then later nickel-plated. These variations are purely for appears to be like, so efficiency won’t fluctuate between the product variants.


The EK-Quantum Velocity² is an EK-Matrix7 licensed product. The EK-Matrix7 is a handy product raster that provides a brand new dimension to PC liquid cooling, whereby the product’s peak and port distance are managed in increments of seven mm. The design improves product alignment and reduces the time spent planning the loop and bending tubes. Through meticulous planning and cautious design of our merchandise, constructing a liquid-cooled PC turns into simple and enjoyable, similar to taking part in with toy bricks.

EK reveals the brand new Socket AM5 QuantumVelocity² CPU Water Blocks for the next-gen AMD merchandise

D-RGB Compatibility

EK-Quantum Velocity² D-RGB – AM5 CPU water blocks are furnished with 17 D-RGB LEDs. Models with a transparent Acrylic prime are utterly lit, whereas the solid-top choices have mild beams slicing throughout. The EK-Quantum Velocity² is appropriate with all main motherboard producers’ common, addressable RGB sync applied sciences. The arrow marking on the 3-pin D-RGB LED connector is aligned with the +5V marking on the addressable RGB header.

Availability and Pricing

The EK-Quantum Velocity² AM5 sequence water blocks are made in Slovenia, Europe, and can be found for pre-order by the EK Webshop and the Partner Reseller Network. The new water blocks are anticipated to begin delivery in October 2022.

  • EK-Quantum Velocity² D-RGB – AM5 Nickel + Plexi 125.90€
  • EK-Quantum Velocity² D-RGB – AM5 Nickel + Acetal 125.90€
  • EK-Quantum Velocity² D-RGB – AM5 Nickel + Satin Titanium 167.90€
  • EK-Quantum Velocity² D-RGB – AM5 Nickel + Gold 209.90€
  • EK-Quantum Velocity² D-RGB – AM5 Full Nickel 167.90€