First Toughts Noctua NH-U12P SE1366
We have earlier reviewed several Noctua coolers and they have all been top of the line with very low noise. Now that Intel has released their Core i7 cpu´s we got a sample of a cpu cooler that will work with the new socket also so lets see what type of results we can expect.
Check out their website, http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=produkte&lng=en
Noctua aims at establishing a new level of quality and performance “Designed in Austria” through paying attention to the users’ needs in a market burdened with all kinds of frills and furbelows and providing sound-optimised premium components, which serve their purpose in a smart, precise and reliable manner.
Noctua arises from a cooperation between the Austrian Rascom Computerdistribution Ges.m.b.H and the Taiwanese Kolink International Corporation and entertains a development partnership with the Austrian Institute of Heat Transmission and Fan Technology (Österreichisches Institut für Wärmeübertragung und Ventilatorentechnik, ÖIWV). These connections form the key to the achievement of our goal: The partnership with the ÖIWV permits the application of scientific measurement instrumentation, methods of calculation and simulation technology in the R&D process. Rascom’s long, customer-oriented experience in developing and distributing sound-optimised high-end products ensures a clear focus on the users’ needs. The use of Kolink’s advanced manufacturing technology and ultra-modern production plants allows us to efficiently implement our technical edge and provide solutions of the highest standard in quality and performance.
Socket compatibility Intel Socket LGA1366
Height (without fan) 158 mm
Width (without fan) 126 mm
Depth (without fan) 71 mm
Height (with fan) 158 mm
Width (with fan) 126 mm
Depth (with fan) 95/120* mm
Weight (without fan) 600 g
Weight (with fan) 770/940* g
Material Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Application all Intel Core i7
Fan compatibility 120x120x25mm / 120x120x38mm
Scope of Delivery 2x NF-P12 premium fan
Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (U.L.N.A.)
Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kit for LGA1366
Warranty 6 Years
Model Noctua NF-P12
Blade geometry Nine Blade Design
Rotational Speed (+/- 10%) 1300 RPM
Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%) 1100 RPM
Rotational Speed with U.L.N.A. (+/- 10%) 900 RPM
Airflow 92,3 m³/h
Airflow with L.N.A. 78,5 m³/h
Airflow with U.L.N.A. 63,4 m³/h
Acoustical Noise 19,8 dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with L.N.A. 16,9 dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with U.L.N.A. 12,6 dB(A)
Input Power 1,08 W
Voltage Range 12 V
MTBF > 150.000 h
This product comes packed as the earlier versions for the other sockets. The box protects it well during shipping and the main colors as you see are brown and black wth blue. On the back you can read about the features and specifications.
Inside the box you will find a small sack with various mounting clips and screws. With this cooler you get two 120 mm fans that are mounted on each side of the cooler. This way one will blow in cool air on the heatsink while the other exhausts the hot air.
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The heatsink looks the same as the previous one, and both fans are identical to each other. Noctua fans can be lowered to be almost silent with their included voltage regulators that are connected between the motherboard connector and the fan itself.
The heatsink is very high quality, the fins are perfectly aligned from each other and the heatpipes that go from the core itself will remove the heat from the core part and into the heatsink instead.