Around this time last year was when I had just wrapped up a trilogy of Bitspower Summit M CPU water blocks representing the company’s then newly announced series of updated CPU blocks. That also included the launch of its new Premium lineup of products, which began with the Premium Summit M before we moved on to the two OLED versions from the Bitspower and TouchAqua brands. Bitspower clearly decided that one thick metal block was not enough, and they needed more for the regular lineup. So here we are taking a look at one more Summit M block, and thanks again to Bitspower for sending a review sample to TechPowerUp!
Right away we see that the design scheme is different from the Premium Summit M, with a cleaner and simpler look that is more in line with the older Bitspower CPU blocks. I will also mention right away that this is NOT a silver CPU block despite the name. It still uses the same nickel-plated copper construction for the top and cold plate—the silver color is all the name gets to defend itself. Not off to a great start thus since I suspect the name will be deemed misleading by many readers and potential customers. But we’ll see how it fares in our standard test suite and begin with a look at the product specifications below.
|Bitspower Summit M Silver Metal Version|
|Top:||Full copper in a nickel-plated finish|
|Mounting (hold-down) Bracket:||Metal, matte silver finish|
|Cold Plate:||Nickel-plated copper|
|CPU Socket Compatibility:||Intel LGA 775, 115x, 1200, 2011(-3), 2066 (Square ILM only); AMD AM4, FM2+, sTR4|
|Ports:||Two, BSP G1/4″ threaded|