Hell froze over, Noctua is working on a liquid cooler. It’s very special

Now that’s news we didn’t expect from Computex 2024: Noctua, possibly the most famous coolers and fans company, has presented a liquid cooler. What’s unusual is that Noctua is focused on silent operation (which liquid cooler pumps tend to have a problem with) and reliability, and has insisted on not making any AIO liquid coolers, until now. Noctua’s liquid cooler, however, takes a different route than usual. Read more “Hell froze over, Noctua is working on a liquid cooler. It’s very special” »

The Noctua NH-D15 G2 in three variants. And new A12 fans

At Computex 2024, Noctua “unofficially” announced that a new elite dual-tower CPU cooler (the NH-D15 G2) will hit the shelves this month, with the news being that it will have different bases with an eye towards making the best possible contact across platforms (AMD and Intel). In addition, Noctua showed the second generation of the 120mm A12 fan. A PSU with a Noctua fan? Also a reality, created in collaboration with Seasonic. Read more “The Noctua NH-D15 G2 in three variants. And new A12 fans” »

Noctua: New 140 mm fans to premiere on a CPU cooler

Noctua’s long-awaited next-gen fans in the 140mm format have experienced a setback in their planned release, but they also haven’t. They have indeed been delayed from the second to third quarter of 2024 in terms of standalone availability, but they should be out soon together with the cooler that replaces the NH-D15 at the top of the lineup. In addition, it’s also been somewhat declassified which of the “older” projects is nearing completion. Read more “Noctua: New 140 mm fans to premiere on a CPU cooler” »

Now in black… Noctua’s shortest high-performance cooler

For users who don’t sympathize with Noctua’s traditional brown and beige color scheme, the NH-D12L cooler is now out in chromax.black. The cooler differs from most competing models by its lower profile (while still having plenty of fins). And the NH-D12L chromax.black is also one of the few dual-tower CPU coolers which never collide with memory modules on the motherboard when oriented vertically. Read more “Now in black… Noctua’s shortest high-performance cooler” »

Release of Noctua’s 140mm next-gen fans sticks to schedule

The title couldn’t fit a “despite complications with the frame”. Even though Noctua figured out that the fan blades could collide under adverse circumstances due to deformation of the frame in a more advanced stage of prototyping, it seems that the fix for this inconvenience didn’t take too long. We’re again at the point where it looks like Noctua’s 140mm LCP fans are right outside the doors of the retail market. Read more “Release of Noctua’s 140mm next-gen fans sticks to schedule” »

The new card you won’t hear – Asus RTX 4080 Super Noctua

Asus and Noctua managed to launch the latest joint graphics card earlier than ever this time. The Asus RTX 4080 Super Noctua Edition is being released alongside the other models. Noctua has apparently already optimized its cooler to satisfaction on the older variant, the RTX 4080, and the situation on the RTX 4080 Super hasn’t changed enough to require design intervention. Everything is ready for production. Read more “The new card you won’t hear – Asus RTX 4080 Super Noctua” »

Noctua NF-A14 PWM: Relevant even after a decade

There aren’t many 140mm fans that are more popular than the NF-A14 (PWM). This Noctua model has maintained that for a long time, for over a decade. In the meantime, naturally, a host of newer competing solutions have come along, and the question is how Noctua’s still-flagship 140mm fan will hold up against them in the present day. By analyzing the NF-A14, we’ll also shorten a bit the interminable wait for its successor. Read more “Noctua NF-A14 PWM: Relevant even after a decade” »

Last delay of Noctua 140 mm LCP fans?

This news won’t please anyone who was eyeing the new generation of 140mm Noctua fans in early 2024. You’ll have to wait a bit longer for that one, although the planned release delay is quite small, but don’t count on a January date. But it looks like the period in which these fans will be coming out will be a very fruitful one. In fact, the successor to the NH-D15 cooler is also said to come out in the same quarter. Read more “Last delay of Noctua 140 mm LCP fans?” »

Noctua’s top-end dual-tower cooler given more precise launch date

Noctua’s tentative plans for the next period specify the possible release of a successor to the NH-D15 cooler. Along with that comes the assurance that the next generation of 140mm fans that this cooler will use is really close. In addition to this, there is also the notable announcement of an upgrade to the NH-L12(S), a lower-profile cooler with a horizontal fan (or fans, if the heatsink will be cooled by two fans again). Read more “Noctua’s top-end dual-tower cooler given more precise launch date” »

Noctua has LGA 1851 support. Mounting stays physically the same

The first generation of Intel CPUs with support for the future LGA 1851 socket is still a long way off, but the first info about cooler support is already making its way to the public. Documents have surfaced where materials around the Noctua NH-U12A cooler are linked to this platform, for which everything is ready. Noctua doesn’t deny this, and meanwhile ideas arise about how it could possibly be with the mounting systems of other coolers. Read more “Noctua has LGA 1851 support. Mounting stays physically the same” »

Psychoacoustic optimization of coolers… A gag? Physics

“Modifying” a cooler by replacing the fan with a relatively more efficient model may not always lead to the desired result. Sometimes you will get significantly less improvement than you would expect, other times you may even be worse off. This means that at equal noise levels, you will achieve lower cooling performance, and it doesn’t really matter what fan you use. Sometimes the design of the heatsink has the final say. Read more “Psychoacoustic optimization of coolers… A gag? Physics” »

In vivo fan tests: 14 models in system positions

Here and there we come across the opinion that it is advisable to test fans in real life conditions, which we can easily refute. At the same time, we understand that a layman can best identify with the differences in component temperatures that arise precisely due to different fan airflows. To help you see the correlations of such tests with results from “unnatural” environments, here’s something we remembered. Read more “In vivo fan tests: 14 models in system positions” »

Noctua releases bars for better cooling of AMD processors

The first time Noctua revealed the modified bars for more effective cooler contact with the chiplet-based Ryzens was just a few days ago, at Computex. The NM-AMB bars are now available in stores and Noctua is revealing more details about them. They are primarily designed for the AMD AM5 platform, but older AM4 processors are also supported. While the impact of the bars is noticeable at times, other times they’re not really worth it. Read more “Noctua releases bars for better cooling of AMD processors” »

Noctua: NH-D15 successor and AM5 coolers asymmetrically

Alongside the upcoming generation of 140mm fans, Noctua also showcased a dual-tower cooler at Computex 23 that will outperform (and perhaps later replace) the current top model, the NH-D15. We’ve kind of expected these things as they appeared on roadmaps. The big surprise were the brackets for better cooler contact with atypical chip layout on AMD Ryzen processors. Read more “Noctua: NH-D15 successor and AM5 coolers asymmetrically” »

The wait is over, Noctua unveils 140 mm LCP fans

Noctua first revealed the design of the new 140mm fans a few days ago, but we’re just now bringing you the news. We needed to communicate a few details with Noctua to make the intentions behind the key elements clear. After all, these fans certainly don’t look like anything you’ve seen before and it’s likely that some of their unique details will become inspiration for other manufacturers as well. Read more “The wait is over, Noctua unveils 140 mm LCP fans” »

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