EK releases Upgraded EK-Annihilator PRO water block for Intel’s Xeon W-3175X

EK releases Upgraded EK-Annihilator PRO water block for Intel's Xeon W-3175X

EK releases Upgraded EK-Annihilator PRO water block for Intel’s Xeon W-3175X

EK Water Blocks has released a revised version of their LGA 3647 Annihilator series water block, offering a design that is designed to better cope with the higher TDPs of Intel’s latest server processors. 

While EK’s news post does not mention it explicitly, it is obvious that the company is referring to Intel’s new Xeon W-3175X, an overclockable Socket-P processor that offers 28 Skylake-X Cores. This CPU can crank out a lot of heat when overclocked, giving EK more than enough reason to redesign their block, especially after considering the fact that Intel’s LGA 3647 socket will continue to be used with Cascade Lake.

Meet the EK Annihilator PRO, a block which ships with both narrow and square mounting plate designs, which allows the water block to be used with both variants of Intel’s Socket-P. The block also boasts several new mounting options, making the block compatible with more U1 server designs, featuring 9 ports to deliver unparalleled levels of customisability. 

Like other EK water blocks, the Annihilator PRO is built using a machined nickel plated copper coldplate and a POM Acetal top, while the socket mounting plate is made using stainless steel. EK claims that this block is made using the “purest copper available on the market”, which is perhaps what justifies this block’s €139.90 pricing. 
   

EK releases Upgraded EK-Annihilator PRO water block for Intel's Xeon W-3175X  

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