EK to offer new Direct Die waterblocks


Several weeks ago, we brought you a test of the EK-Nucleus AIO CR360 Direct Die D-RGB on an Intel Core i9-14900K processor. Naturally, we delid our processor before testing. In a press release, EK announces the arrival of two new waterblocks for delid processors, and above all, an AMD AM5-compatible block! This block has been eagerly awaited by direct die users. EK insists that many hours of engineering and testing have gone into these products to guarantee consistent performance results and an accessible installation process.

Unlike other solutions that require modification of an existing cold plate, this water block features a cold plate specifically designed for AM5 Ryzen 7000 delid series processors.

The entire fin structure has been adjusted to direct 100% of the flow onto the chiplets themselves, but more details on this subject will be available in the coming days when these AMD-specific CPU Direct Die waterblocks are available to order. We still have no information on price or launch date.

Intel will not be outdone, as a brand-new Intel LGA1700 block will be built from scratch, designed specifically for delid processors. It will share almost no parts with the previous Intel Direct Die waterblock released a year ago. to ensure optimum contact with the CPU, it relies on spacers positioned at the four corners of the waterblock, ensuring optimal contact and clamping.