The EK-Quantum Ultrablock for the ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme Glacial is the apogee of PC hardware and liquid cooling engineering. A custom-engineered EK cooling solution for the 12th generation of Intel Core processor, power delivery system, network controller, all onboard M.2 drives, and the all-new Z690 chipset. With the release of the latest Intel Z690 chipset-based motherboards, came also the ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme Glacial, the most advanced and sophisticated motherboard available on the market today.
Compared to a standard Monoblock cooling solution that covers the CPU and the VRM, the Ultrablock spreads across the entire motherboard and has several sensors that provide measurements of key system parameters. The custom-engineered EK Ultrablock cooling solution offers optimal cooling for the CPU, power delivery system (VRM), network controller, M.2 drive, and Z690 chipset. Each key component is cooled by the intricate water block design for maximum stability and performance. This smart, full motherboard Ultrablock has built-in leak detection sensors on the connection ports, an OLED screen to display the key parameters of the system, an integrated temperature sensor, and a sensor for real-time measurement of coolant flow.
EK-High Flow Tube
EK engineered High Flow Tube to ensure low drag and high-velocity coolant flow in severe space constraint scenarios. EK-HFT integrates a novel approach in connecting water block segments for coolant distribution. Integrated soldered tubes reduce the risk of leakage and improve product reliability. Low drag and high-velocity coolant flow are crucial for the health of the entire liquid cooling loop. Such a design reduces the risk of clogging and performance loss. By the standards of EK-Quantum, performance is considered in the context of the entire liquid cooling loop, not just its individual parts.
EK-M.2 Active Contact Cooling
The massive copper cold plate is in direct contact with all three front-mounted M.2 SSDs, providing active cooling to unlock your SSD’s full potential. The cooling solution is integrated into the Ultrablock design, hence it does not require additional fittings or an intricate tube routing. For the first time, active cooling of all onboard M.2 slots is possible, maximizing storage performance.
High-Quality Raw Materials
The Ultrablock cold plate is CNC machined out of 99% pure electrolytic copper, which is subsequently nickel-plated to protect it from corrosion. The top CNC is machined out of a thick piece of high-quality, glass-like clear cast acrylic that reveals the entire cooling engine. A total of 57 microfins cover the main CPU cooling engine surface while custom-made, high-quality EPDM 70 O-rings are used for sealing the Ultrablock.
ROG Water-Cooling Zone
Full implementation with ROG Water-Cooling Zone for crucial readout of parameters. All the relevant information is at your fingertips! An integrated temperature sensor allows you to precisely monitor coolant temperature. By measuring the coolant flow and rates, you can accurately set up your fan and pump speeds to achieve the desired performance and acoustics.
A Visual Masterpiece
The ROG Maximus XIV Extreme Glacial features an intricate array of Aura Sync supported addressable RGB LEDs across the entire motherboard and the very first of its kind, matrix display array. The additional OLED screen can display crucial motherboard and CPU parameters in real-time.
Not only do the soldered HFT flow channels eliminate the risk of additional failure points, but both the In and Out ports also feature leak detection sensors. These make sure that the fittings are properly connected. Every Ultrablock that leaves the EK production line is pressure tested at 14.5 PSI (1 Bar) to ensure the quality of the product.
Match Made In Heaven
Premium hardware manufacturer – ASUS ROG – and premium liquid cooling gear provider – EK – have teamed up to deliver this market-winning gaming tool. The recognizable premium quality ROG motherboard design combined with EK’s thermal engineering solution is set to move the boundaries of performance to new heights.
The EK-Quantum Ultrablock for the ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme Glacial is sold exclusively only with the ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme Glacial motherboard and is not sold as a standalone product.