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ASUS announces RTX 3080 Noctua Edition Graphics Card

Today, ASUS announced the GeForce RTX 3080 Noctua Edition GPU. This is in response to the excellent feedback ASUS and Noctua received with the GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition released in October of 2021. The partnership between ASUS and Noctua is truly a win-win situation with the graphics cards running cooler and quieter. In addition, those of you that are in love with the Noctua brown and tan get to take that aesthetic one step further now with the GPU cooler. While pricing was not mentioned in the press release, availability is expected in early June. For complete details about the new ASUS RTX 3080 Noctua Edition, continue reading ASUS’ press release below.

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Noctua Announces NH-D12L low-height Tower CPU Cooler

Today, Noctua announced its latest addition to an already impressive CPU cooler line-up, the Noctua NH-D12L. This all-new cooler is a dual-tower, low-height design with a single NF-A12 PWN fan.  With an overall height of only 145 mm, the NH-D12L is compatible with far more mid-tower cases, 4U rack servers, and even several small form factor ITX chassis. Noctua has also ensured that RAM clearance will not be an issue with its asymmetrical design. If you are interested in purchasing one today you can find them on Amazon for $89.95 with availability to other vendors coming soon.  For more details, please read Noctua’s press release below.

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Noctua Offers Free LGA1700 Mounting Upgrades

Today, Noctua announced a free-of-charge CPU cooler mount upgrade program for Intel’s upcoming LGA1700 socket. This upgrade will include nearly all Noctua coolers sold since 2005. Due to severe compatibility issues, the NH-L9i is one of the only coolers not covered under this offer. Proof of purchase for both the Noctua cooler and either an Intel LGA1700 CPU or LGA1700 motherboard will be required to receive this offer.  You can find these at the Noctua website once the CPUs and motherboards go on sale. Here is Noctua’s press release.

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Noctua Announces Four New CPU Coolers for Intel’s LGA4189 Xeon

Today, Noctua announced the addition of four new CPU coolers for Intel’s LGA4189 Xeon platform. The new coolers are designated NH-U14S DX-4189, NH-U12S DX-4189, NH-U9 DX-4189, and NH-D9 DX-4189 4U and provide a full range of options for compact work stations,  rack servers, and full tower builds. Noctua also announced a mounting kit for adapting DX-3647 and TR4-SP3 series coolers to the LGA4189 CPUs. All of these products are said to be available at the Noctua online store and prices are either $29.90, $109.90, or $119.90 depending on the model you choose. For additional details please continue reading Noctua’s press release quoted below.

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Noctua releases NH-P1 Passive CPU Cooler and A12x25 LS-PWM 120mm Fan

Noctua recently released the NH-P1 passive CPU cooler and NF-A12x25 LS-PWM low-speed 120mm fan. The much anticipated passive cooler is designed to cool modern high-end processors using only natural heat convection or typical case airflow using its six heat pipes and loads of engineering. The NF-A12x25 LS-PWM fan is designed to assist the cooler in a semi-passive configuration. The PWM function allows the fan to stop during lower loads or rotate up to 1200 RPM under high loads. At full speed, it produces only 12.1 dB. The NH-P1 cooler is listed for $109.90 while the A12x25 LS-PWM fan is $29.90 and is currently available through Amazon. Here is the press release for Noctua.

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Noctua Adds NH-D15S and NH-U9S Coolers to Chromax Black Series

Noctua has just expanded its Chromax Black line adding the legendary NH-D15S and NH-U9S CPU coolers to its impressive lineup. Both cooler are well-known for their incredible cooling as well and silent operation. But the traditional brown and tan color that has become synonymous with Noctua has been viewed as an eye-sore by many. CEO Roland Mossig has recognized this by offering more products in the growing Chromax Black line-up.

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Noctua NH-D14 Redux: Modern Fans On An Old Heatsink

On a hot day in July, we decided to take another look at the venerable Noctua NH-D14 cooler. People may be wondering why are we looking at this heatsink again, its End of Life (EOL). A lot of enthusiasts purchased this when it was new back in 2009 and likely still have it and would like to use it on modern platforms. In fact, the device can still be purchased new today Noctua says because people still buy it. The focus on the mini-review here is to see how the old school CPU heatsink compares with a couple of new Noctua fans and see how that affects its performance. Read on to see what improvements were found.

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Noctua NF-P12 redux Fan Review

Today we have an opportunity to look at one of Noctua’s fans that made the jump from their premium line down to the redux line in the NF-P12 redux. The redux line of fans is intended to have the same performance as the premium line, but sold in an OEM manner (without accessories) to keep costs down. The NF-P12 redux line will include four SKUs – two DC controlled fans at 900 at 1300 RPM and two PWM fans at 1300 and 1700 RPM. The big difference between them is in the price with the redux saving 33% over the fully accessorized NF-P12. The P12 sold well enough to remain a premium fan all these years and sells well enough to be made into four redux fans. How do the fans function in various environments? We will examine the performance of all four fans and see how it adds up.

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Noctua NF-A12x25 Fan Review

Today we examine Noctua’s new fan, the NF-A12-25. After more than 4.5 years of development and seeing prototypes throughout that time, the new fan has finally been released. The NF-A12-25 uses different build materials to increase rigidity which allows for tighter tolerances, specifically in regards to the distance between the blade and the frame. Noctua says this design is said to help with increased static pressure and airflow which makes this fan a good candidate for mounting to a radiator. We put the fan to the test against our test suite to gauge performance and see how the new fan fared against other similarly sized fans.