EK Water Releases 2nd Generation QuantumX Delta TEC Block

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. HR Granny

    HR Granny New Member

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    My Ryzen 5800x on my Old EK Supreme is sitting at a cool 28c in August here in Japan and never gets above 43 in the "EXtreme Benchmarks" (as intel states) with a 3080 on the loop, what purpose does this "Intel" ordered product serve?? Water cooling is ambient temps with some air flow in any room. Seems very sus and gimicky.
     
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    Reviews of the old model indicated that it was best for boost loads, and not made for full encoding load over more then 5 minute at the time.
    The old model was for the 10 series and came with a custom boost algorithm, if this is for the 11 and 12 gen that looks to be higher peak loads, it makes sense that the new version has a more powerful TEC.
    I dont know how good the chip to heatsink heat connection is with a 5800x vs a 11900k, but I think the 11900k is more temperature limited during OC, then a 5800x is.
    Intel tends to be more linier with the power draw and heat when OC, a 5800x is more exponential, going above a limit makes the power and heat explode for limited gains.

    The biggest problem with this is the added 250W TEC heat on top of the 250W TDP from a 11 or 12 gen, a combined 500W of heat and power draw before adding a GPU to the mix.
    The price of the cooler also makes no sense unless the top model of the CPU is chosen, a 11700k with this cooler would cost a lot more then a 11900k with a normal good watercooler on it, and the performance of the 11900k would probably be faster in every way.
     
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    It´s a gadget for OC-junkies and should be a lot fun, but sadly not compatible with i9-79XX or Xeon CPUs. Overall for everday applications it does not make any sense.
     

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