News EK Water Blocks launches M.2 NVMe SSD heatsinks

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  1. bit-tech

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    Even with weak airflow it's still probably WAY better than "heat shields" that some motherboard manufacturers are releasing (looking at you, MSI).
     
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    Wow, an EK product that isn't stupidly expensive.
     
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    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    I had a little feel-up of the PCH/M.2 heatsink on my z270i last night... That thing gets WARM. I don't know if that's because it's working well or not though - I haven't noticed any obvious signs of the 960 throttling, but that might be because it's such a rapid drive that even if it did, it'd be hard to notice in anything but synthetic benches?
     
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    Benchmarks apply a sustained load for a far longer period of time than real world use ever will, so heat and throttling are far bigger concerns in benchmarks than real life.
     
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    To be fair, my SM951 would idle in the mid to high 60s and easily reach into the 80s under gaming loads. Putting a basic VRM heatsink on it brought those idle temps down and load temps were still below where it idles without the chunk of metal stuck to it. Perfect. :)

    Even now as it is under my second GPU, the drive barely gets into the 50s. The airflow from the GPU, albeit warm air, actually cools it off quite nicely.
     
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