EK, the leading computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is launching a new water block, tailor-made for AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. The Magnitude sTRX4 is the most complex Threadripper CPU water block on the market to date. Our latest addition to the EK Quantum product line has no intention of succeeding or replacing its Velocity sTR4 counterparts, as the Magnitude water block is a rather sophisticated alternative optimized specifically for Zen 2 based AMD Threadripper CPUs.
EK-Quantum Magnitude sTRX4
The block will be available in the same four finishes as regular Magnitude blocks: Copper + Acetal, Nickel + Acetal (D-RGB), Nickel + Plexi (D-RGB), and Full Nickel. However, to distinguish the two acetal models, Copper + Acetal versions will feature an exclusive red frame by default. The award-winning, signature design truly sets the Magnitude apart, with every piece being CNC-milled from a solid piece of material. The three-dimensional aluminum mounting frame perfectly blends in with the asymmetrical shape of the Threadripper CPU socket while making the screws a seamless part of the water block. Strong edges and chamfers root this futuristic design firmly into the EK Quantum line. Magnitude proudly bears its prestigious iF Design Award.
The water block implements the evolution of the patent-pending technology called TDC (Targeted Die Cooling). This technology was first developed for the 2nd-generation EK Threadripper CPU water blocks. The Magnitude now utilizes it on a more sophisticated level thanks to the intricate shape of the jet plate insert that focuses the coolant over the key components. The insert, which is made from solid brass, is essential to apply pressure to the coldplate and IHS correctly. Magnitude sTRX4 versions have an asymmetrical design that targets all 8 chiplets in parallel. Select contact patches apply more pressure to specific parts with the most heat.
The customer may disassemble the block to exchange accents, reverse the flow direction, or perform maintenance. Several safety measures have been implemented to prevent the possibility of incorrect re-assembly. Because the SP3 sockets are asymmetrical, it is not possible to rotate the top, the frame, or the coldplate relative to the socket. This means that the ports, the jet, and the fins are always correctly aligned for the block to perform as it should. It is possible to rotate the insert by 180°, thus exchanging the optimal inlet and outlet ports to reverse the flow direction.
The aesthetic accents are CNC machined from solid blocks of material. The standard accents are nickel-plated brass or white acetal for the Nickel + Acetal. Different anodized aluminum accents are also available as accessories – in black, red, blue, purple, gold, and green color.
Elegantly concealed between the accent and the top on all D-RGB versions is a powerful LED strip boasting an incredible 44 individually addressable RGB diodes. Versions without D-RGB, such as Full Nickel, can also be upgraded with a special translucent accent. Nickel + Plexi blocks are illuminated inwards, evenly lighting the coolant and the entire top. Blocks with an opaque top are bordered by a halo of rich color. They are compatible with popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers. The arrow marking on the 3-pin D-RGB LED connector is to be aligned with the +5V marking on the D-RGB (addressable) header.
Availability and Pricing
The EK-Quantum Magnitude sTRX4 Water Block and accents are made in Slovenia, EU, and they are available for order through the EK Webshop or EK Partner Reseller Network. In the table below you can see the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP).