Swiftech Apogee Drive II Pump & CPU Waterblock Combo - Sockets AMD (APD2-AMD)
Like a phoenix rising from its ashes, the Apogee™ Drive II integrated pump & waterblock returns to take its place at the helm of Swiftech's CPU waterblock product line. Close to 24 months in the making, it includes all the latest technological advancements that we have to offer:
-Best thermal performance: the Apogee™ Drive II manages to achieve better thermal performance than the award-winning Apogee™ HD.
-Best hydraulic performance: thanks to the integrated, PWM controlled MCP35X pump, which has established itself as the best-in-class pump on the market, the Apogee™ Drive II is the world's only waterblock that can be considered as a flow enhancing device, as opposed to a flow-robbing device.
-Best retention mechanism: proven time and again to satisfy beginners and hard-core enthusiasts alike for its ease of use, reliability, and repeatable results.
-Compact form factor enables liquid cooling in space constrained applications.
-Adjustable G1/4 inlet and outlet ports, compatible with all compression fittings.
-Illuminated logo in 3 colors: Red, Blue, or green.
Improved Thermal Performance
World's best thermal performance based on our comparative testing, when added to a conventional liquid cooling system including pump, radiator, and reservoir, the Apogee™ Drive II yielded up to 1.2ºC better thermal performance than the Apogee™ HD (Intel i7 2600K socket 1155) *When installed in a system by itself, including only a radiator and a reservoir, the Apogee™ Drive II edged the HD by 0.2ºC (Intel i7 2600K socket 1155).
NO Flow Restriction
With the top 5 water-blocks in the world being within a couple of degrees from each other, the next differentiating factor to many enthusiast users is flow restriction. Given that the Apogee™ Drive II has an integrated pump - one that features the highest flow rate in the useable range, it doesn't restrict flow at all -on the contrary, it enhances it!
Twice the Reliability
Even if we consider that adding a second pump to a liquid cooling system yields relatively marginal thermal improvements, the redundancy offered by a second pump is a priceless safety feature that can save your expensive components from fatal overheat in case of a pump failure.
Thanks to the PWM function of the integrated MCP35X pump, the Apogee™ Drive II pump speed - and operating noise, can be adjusted from 1300 RPM all the way to 4500 RPM. When two pumps are running in tandem in a liquid cooling system, it is not necessary that their speed be identical. So your Apogee Drive can either be pushing massive flow at 4500 RPM, or simply humming along in the background at a completely silent 1300 RPMs. Either way, it will never slow down your flow, but always increase it.
Another great benefit of the BIOS controlled PWM is that the pump speed can be tied to the CPU temperature and increase or slow-down depending on CPU load. The pump could be running at minimum speed when the processor is at iddle, and speed-up when the CPU temperature reaches a set temperature.
Compact form factor
Have you ever tried to fit a conventional liquid cooling system in a small form factor computer? The Apogee™ Drive II makes this challenge a great bit easier by consolidating 2 best-in-class performing devices into one.
Fine-tuned Retention Mechanism, with universal Desktop Processor Compatibility
Swiftech's retention mechanism is widely recognized as the simplest and safest to use. It has been further enhanced with added attention to details and quality, such as hollowed thumb screws, and improved back-plate fabrication.
Shipped with High Performance Thermal Compound
The Apogee™ HD ships with Swiftech's TIM-Mate™ thermal compound highly rated for its excellent thermal performance and ease of application
|Socket Support:||754, 939, 940, AM2, AM3, 770, F, FM1
|Motor type:||Electronically commutated, brushless DC, spherical motor
|Nominal voltage:||12 V DC
|Operating voltage range:||9 to 13.4 VDC
|Max. nominal power (@12 V):||18 W
|Max. nominal current (@12 V):||1.5 A
|Max. nominal head (@12 V):||14.7 ft (4.4m)
|Max nominal discharge (@12 V): ||~ 4.75 GPM (17.5 LPM)
|Maximum pressure:||22 PSI (1.5 BAR)
|Temperature range: ||Up to 140 °F (60 °C)
|Electrical power connector:|| Molex 4 pin
|PWM + RPM Signals:||4-pin connector
|Speed adjustment range:||1300 to 4500 rpm
|MTBF: ||50,000 Hours