Swiftech rolls out its Apogee XL2 waterblocks, which feature 5 percent less flow restriction than the Apogee XL and an average thermal performance that should be 1°C better than the Apogee HD. This is Swiftech's new flagship waterblock and to make it all fancy the company gave it an acrylic top and a RGB LED-backlit Swiftech logo.
The block uses G1/4 fittings and the specification sheet mentions it has a 60mm x 60mm baseplate made from C110 copper and a fin/pin matrix composed of 225 µm (0.009") micro structures. The Apogee XL2 can be ordered from Swiftech's website with or without the Iris ALED light controller and PWM hub for $49.95 or $44.95, respectively.
Swiftech® releases their flagship Apogee™ XL2 waterblock for retail sales. A worthy successor of the award winning Apogee XL, the XL2 high performance waterblock features a fine-tuned flow rate, an improved retention mechanism, and Modder-friendly features such as: all clear acrylic housing construction, addressable RGB LED’s lighting technology which allows users to change the block color at the touch of a button, and removable front plate for after-market customizations. The Apogee XL2 is available in two versions: with or without the Iris-ECO ALED controller.