EK apologises for Threadripper blocks
Water-cooling kit manufacturer EK has issued an official apology for the performance of its first-generation of waterblocks for AMD’s TR4 Threadripper platform. EK’s original Supremacy Evo TR4 block had a standard-sized CPU waterblock in the middle of a TR4-sized plate, meaning the waterblock wasn’t directly positioned over either of the dies under a Threadripper heatspreader.
According to EK’s statement, the decision was ‘a result of an oversight from our side almost a year ago’, and the company will be discounting its first-generation TR4 waterblocks as a result. However, the company also claims to have now solved the problem by engineering a new cold plate with a much larger fin area, specifically designed to cool the two dies in a large TR4 package. If you purchased an EK Supremacy Threadripper waterblock before 24 November, 2017, then you’re also entitled to a €25 coupon code.
Old TR4 block
New fin area