Its been about six years since EK launched their very successful line up of Supremacy water blocks. However, as processors evolve to include more cores and higher TDPs, as too must water blocks. This has led to EK’s new Velocity line up of high-performance CPU water blocks, the 5th iteration of their EK cooling engine. Velocity is a completely new design both inside and out. There is a new reinforced mounting bracket, which will introduce smaller mounting screws. Like most hardware you can buy in 2018, the EK-Velocity does have an RGB version. The RGB version comes with 24 LEDs which are evenly spaced around the outer edge of the block housing. The RGB blocks will be labeled so and are compatible with all of the more popular RGB lighting software such as ASUS Aura Sync and RGB Fusion just to name a couple.
EK-Velocity has a beautiful new design. The top piece comes is a variety of materials from full nickel, to black POM, or Polyoxymethylene. Also know as Acetal. There is also an acrylic version that is see through. The cold plate is pure copper with nickel plating. The detail piece is interchangeable. It has a new notched design that also helps to diffuse light on the RGB version of the block.
One note worth difference between the Supremacy and Velocity is the placement of the ports. When compared to the Supremacy, the-hand port has been moved slightly to the right. The Velocity series features a universal mounting solution that offers tool-less installation. The Velocity series supports all modern sockets including all LGA 15XX and 20XX sockets as well as AMDs AM4 socket. The EK-Velocity series are up for pre-order on the EK Webshop now and come in 14 different versions. These blocks range in price from $69.90 USD to $99.90 USD. Pre-Orders will begin to ship on October 1, 2018.