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During CES earlier this year, EK hinted at a new lineup of products made specifically for professionals. Today, they introduced the EK Professional Line that includes the EK-Pro Manifold and the EK-Pro Quick Disconnect kits. The EK-Pro Manifold features the capability to cool up to 2 CPUs and 4 GPUs, industrial materials, and a no-frills approach by excluding RGB. The EK-Pro Quick Disconnect kits tout an easy installation to transform an existing water block into a powerful machine. There is definitely more to come from this lineup, including workstation GPU waterblocks.
EK®, the leader in custom loop liquid cooling products is proud to announce the official launch of a product line that is meant for professional use. Characteristic properties of these products are robust, industrial material choices and no RGB whatsoever. The EK Professional Line of products is all about the use of high-quality materials, longevity and enhancing the power of your PC or computing unit. These new products are also suited for the most demanding customers, like servers, data centers, deep learning workstations, etc. By applying liquid cooling to workstations, where multiple GPU setups are a common appearance, users can increase enhance the power of their PC, and reduce noise pollution in their work environment. By implementing clever solutions, EK Professional Line can increase production output in many ways. These new products are named the EK-Pro Manifold and the EK-Pro Quick Disconnect kits.
EK-Pro Quick Disconnect Kits
The EK-Pro GPU Quick Disconnect Kit is the most efficient way to transform your liquid-cooled GPU into a quick-disconnect ready water block assembly. The kit consists of everything that you would need to transform your existing GPU water block into a quick-disconnect ready product. Included are: 1 meter of Black ZMT 6,5/9,5mm tubing, two 6mm OD barb fittings, four tube clamps, 45° Angled GPU Terminal and two sets of Quick Disconnect fittings.
The EK-Pro CPU Quick Disconnect Kit is the most efficient way to transform your CPU water block into a quick-disconnect ready assembly. The kit consists of everything that you would need to transform your existing CPU water block into a quick-disconnect ready product. Included are: 1 meter of Black ZMT 9,5/15,9mm tubing, two 10mm OD barb fittings, four-tube clamps and two sets of Quick Disconnect fittings.
For the best results, EK recommends the use of EK Pro-Manifolds (sold separately) in combination with the Quick Disconnect Kit since it enables a quick and easy assembly and disassembly of the liquid cooling loop without the need of draining the entire setup. This avoids precious down-time for workstations and other professionally used computer setups.
The EK-Pro Manifold is a purpose-made coolant delivery system for multiple water blocks in workstation systems. It offers perfect coolant distribution by using multiple industry-standard G1/4″ In and Out ports. There are two versions of the product available. The EK-Pro Manifold 2CPU 2GPU can support two CPU and two GPU water blocks in parallel or semi-parallel setup. The other EK-Pro Manifold marked with 2CPU 4GPU can support two CPU and four GPU water blocks in parallel or semi-parallel setup.
EK-Pro Manifold 2CPU 2GPUon the left and EK-Pro Manifold 2CPU 4GPU model on the right
It features a full acetal body, stainless steel end caps, and nickel-plated brass plugs. Pre-assembled, out of the box it is set up to be used in a semi-parallel setup. The EK-Pro Manifold is delivered with a universal mounting system (as seen on the product page) that can be used in various scenarios. The steel mounting plate is equipped with 120 and 140mm fan mounting patters which can be found in all computer cases.
Availability and Pricing
EK Professional line products are designed and made in Slovenia, Europe and are available for order through the EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. In the table below you can see the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) with VAT included.
Name MSRP (incl. VAT) EK-Pro CPU Quick Disconnect Kit 89.90€ EK-Pro GPU Quick Disconnect Kit 89.90€ EK-Pro Manifold 2CPU 2GPU – Acetal 74.90€ EK-Pro Manifold 2CPU 4GPU – Acetal 89.90€
More is to come!
With the launch of the EK-FC GV100 Pro water block, EK has officially announced the expansion into the professional workstation and server-grade market. The GV100 GPU water block is designed for some of the most powerful Workstation GPUs on the market today based on the NVIDIA® GV100 graphic chip. That includes both the Quadro® GV100 and Tesla® V100, as well as the Titan V. The water block spans across the entire length of the card cooling all critical components.
Shortly following these new EK Professional Line products will be other Quadro and Workstation specific water blocks and enterprise cooling solutions from EK. If you are looking into ways to Enhance the Power of Your PC, stay tuned for more.