Noctua NH-C12P CPU Cooler
For comparison, the temperatures obtained are displayed alongside those of the two other coolers, as well as results for the NH-U12P with two NF-P12 120mm fans fitted.
Testing with the NH-U12P with the use of two NF-P12 fans in a push / pull configuration yielded a drop of two degrees at idle and three degrees at load (overclocked). Minor gains were had with stock speed testing but nothing worth adding to the graph.
With a constant ambient temperature in the room of 10oC, it is clear to see the results from the NH-C12P are fairly impressive for a cooler of its size, undercutting the Intel cooler by 20oC when overclocked. While the cooler has failed to surpass the performance of the NH-U12P in this instance, it has been reported that performance levels seen in current testing fluctuates from system to system, with the NH-C12P performing better in some instances.
As we have seen previously, the NF-P12 fans are pretty damn amazing and in a heatsink-fan situation this is no different. Not only does the fan produce a very good amount of airflow, it's also incredibly quiet, even when ramped up to its top speed. On putting one of the voltage fan extension cables provided in the equation, you quite simply could not hear any noise from the cooler.
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