Magnitude water block info
This block was engineered from the ground up, no components were reused. Every piece of EK's Magnitude CPU water block is CNC machined. The mounting mechanism is a 3D Aluminum frame that hides the screws and makes them flush with the surface of the mounting frame. For the design, it won a prestigious iF design award (more info here: https://ifworlddesignguide.com/entry/272178-ek-magnitude)
D-RGB models have 30 individually addressable LEDs on a dense strip.
The copper cold plate uses 0.40mm wide microchannels and 0.26mm thick microfins to maximize the thermal transfer with minimal flow restriction. Overall it has about 50% larger heat transfer area while having a smaller footprint than previous generation EK water blocks.
At this early stage, it is currently confirmed that it's the top performer on 115X platform - being tested by TechPowerUp.
Official product page: https://www.ekwb.com/custom-loop/quantum-magnitude-cpu-block/
Breakdown of the water block components video:
Magnitude water block socket options
Magnitude has distinct 115X, 20XX and AM4 socket options.
The 115X and 20XX differ in the curvature of the cold plate and mounting pressure, while the AM4 shares the same cold plate design with the 20XX, the insert is completely different as it directs the flow to the chiplets that are offset, unlike the Intel designs where the die is centered. The blocks were separated on a per-socket basis to make sure internal geometry and mounting pressure could be specialized for each socket to ensure maximum performance.
Magnitude water block aesthetic options
Several options are available with acetal, plexi or full metal tops. Base plate has nickel and copper options, while the insert is nickel-plated brass or bare brass.
The solid-top ones with D-RGB shine outward, while the Plexi ones shine inwards.
Magnitude water block accent frames
Magnitude can be customized with colored accent rings that match the EK-Torque fitting accent rings. They are either anodized aluminum for most color options, while the nickel one is made of nickel-plated brass.
How to use Magnitude with Rockit IHS/lapped IHS or bare-die
Magnitude cold plate comes curved, so it is not performing optimally with these cooling choices. EK makes separate flat cold plates for this kind of cooling. It also comes with a specific 0.5 thickness jet plate which is made exclusively for this cold plate.
Magnitude reviews and videos
115X performance review from TPU: https://www.techpowerup.com/review/ek-quantum-magnitude-cpu-water-block/