Noctua go all black for Computex 2018
Published: 8th June 2018 | Source: Noctua @ Computex | Price: |
Packing NH-D15 performance into a single tower 120mm cooler
Noctua's NH-D15 was released back in 2014, replacing the iconic NH-D15 as Noctua's flagship CPU cooler. Since then. Noctua has worked hard to develop superior fan technology and find other ways to increase the efficiency of air coolers, so much so that the manufacturer has managed to deliver the same performance as the D15 with a mere 120mm, single-tower heatsink.
Smaller coolers offer end-users a lot of advantages. First off, they are easier to fit inside a case, taking up less physical space than their larger counterparts and secondly they have less of a chance to conflict with your DRAM, granting users a larger selection of components to choose from.
Noctua's new NH-U12 cooler is manufactured with a total of seven heatpipes and uses dual NF-A12x25 fans, using newly redesigned heatfins to offer 37% more surface area than Noctua's current-generation NH-U12S series fan. Even with a push-pull fan configuration, Noctua promises to deliver 100% RAM compatibility, something that is impossible for the NH-D15.
When tested side-by-side, Noctua has shown that their new single-tower 120mm heatsink can deliver the same cooling performance as their much larger NH-D15, an impressive engineering feat.
Now, we are left to wonder what Noctua would be able to do if they redesigned their NH-D15 with their latest technology.