Noctua go all black for Computex 2018

Ready for a new socket - Bring on LGA 3647!

Noctua go all black for Computex 2018

Ready for a new socket - Bring on LGA 3647!

Most PC enthusiasts have read about Intel's socket LGA 3647 socket, Intel's high-end enterprise CPU socket that can support up to 28 processing cores and 56 threads. 

Most of us will now know this socket as the platform responsible for Intel's insane 28-cores at 5GHz demo, the socket where Intel will release their future ultra-high-end-desktop processors in Q4. 

Noctua is ready for this new socket, with new air coolers that should be more than capable of handling these CPUs at stock. Intel's demo ran using below ambient liquid cooling, which means that Intel's staggering 5GHz demo will be all but impossible for most end users, leaving stock performance or a moderate overclock as the only viable option. 

Noctua go all black for Computex 2018  

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08-06-2018, 13:26:55

NeverBackDown
It's still annoying how the all black fans aren't even for there newest fan..Quote

08-06-2018, 15:00:39

Greenback
Lets hope they make enough sales, to think going black was a great move and they keep it goingQuote

10-06-2018, 13:43:12

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
It's still annoying how the all black fans aren't even for there newest fan..
Yeah, but I can see why. The beige and tan is Noctua, and up until now has been a way to distinguish them as extreme performance fans. Now the market is a lot more competitive. We have dozens of equally awesome, if not better fans that are just black, or black and grey, or black and white. They can't solely rely on their performance to sell fans any more.

But this new 120mm fan, it's like going back to the roots of Noctua where they were one of the only companies to consider if you wanted extreme performance at low noise levels. They can afford to go back to what they clearly prefer, which is a very distinguishable colour combination, as the fan's performance has no equivalent. No other 120mm fan performs as well. If I had that kind of power, I would want to distinguish my product visually as well.Quote

11-06-2018, 00:40:19

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
Yeah, but I can see why. The beige and tan is Noctua, and up until now has been a way to distinguish them as extreme performance fans. Now the market is a lot more competitive. We have dozens of equally awesome, if not better fans that are just black, or black and grey, or black and white. They can't solely rely on their performance to sell fans any more.

But this new 120mm fan, it's like going back to the roots of Noctua where they were one of the only companies to consider if you wanted extreme performance at low noise levels. They can afford to go back to what they clearly prefer, which is a very distinguishable colour combination, as the fan's performance has no equivalent. No other 120mm fan performs as well. If I had that kind of power, I would want to distinguish my product visually as well.
Not entirely true.

The Scythe, who no longer is a company, but the current Nidec Servo(oem for scythe) makes the Gentle Typhoons. They are and were the best static pressure fan bar none. Not even the infamous NFF12 could beat it really. They had most of the current technology Noctua has in there newest fan but from years ago in addition to a more simple and cheaper design.. but now they are hard to find and only limited selection.

With that said having owned the GTs(4) I actually just bought Noctuas latest fans and also bought the Chromax A14. So I can now compare. As far as specs go the Noctuas newest fan has more static pressure but less airflow. So testing should be interesting.Quote

11-06-2018, 03:56:34

Korreborg
I think the biggest problem is, that more and more people get cases with windows, so the looks play a bigger role. Not that they need to make RGB fans, but i wanted noctuas i my build, but they needed to be black, so i went ML120s and 140s from corsair.Quote
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