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Noctua Shows New CPU Coolers

Noctua Shows New CPU Coolers

Three of the new Noctua CPUs coolers as showed off at Computex

Austrian cooling specialist Noctua has several new CPU coolers on show at its stand at the Computex trade show in Taiwan this week.

None of these coolers have been given names yet, but they're already shaping up very nicely indeed. The most conventional-looking of these (left in the photo) is a variant of the existing NH-D14, but has an added bank of 25 fins on either end of the main set of fins.

They are mounted slightly off-set, with the main set of fins to increase air resistance and thus the transfer of heat as air moves through the cooler. The off-set design also means there is room to install memory DIMMs of up to 60mm in height underneath the heatsink.

In the centre of the photo above is the largest of the new coolers and a real departure from most of Noctua's current line up of coolers. This is because its two 120mm fans are positioned to blow air down onto the motherboard, helping out with RAM and VRM cooling. With seven 6mm heatpipes and a staggering 20 per cent more surface area than the current NH-D14, this new flat bed truck CPU cooler should provide excellent cooling.

Finally, on the far right of the photo you can glimpse another weird looking tower cooler. Nicknamed the 'triple stack cooler', it has eight 6mm heatpipes that feed into three sets of fins, with space for a pair of 120mm or 140mm fans in between. It's fins have 20 per cent more surface area than the current NH-D14 and its possible to fit DIMMs up to 70mm tall underneath them.

Unfortunately there's still a lot of work to be done finishing these new CPU coolers, so you're unlikely to be able to buy any of them until the end of year, or possibly not till 2012. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts in the forum.

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alpaca 31st May 2011, 20:11 Quote
does the middle one hover?
enciem 31st May 2011, 21:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by alpaca
does the middle one hover?

It does if not attached to a computer
.//TuNdRa 31st May 2011, 21:58 Quote
I say it'd hover, even if attached to a computer, with a set of Gentle Typhoons on there.

Anyway: One on the far right takes my interest. Be curious to see if it'll outperform a ThermalTake Frio.
lp1988 31st May 2011, 23:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by .//TuNdRa
IAnyway: One on the far right takes my interest. Be curious to see if it'll outperform a ThermalTake Frio.

More area is not always a good thing, remember that it will drive the price up, and as the most vital part is the transfer from the CPU into the heatpipes it may not even give an advantage worth mentioning.
TWeaK 1st June 2011, 00:08 Quote
From what I remember Noctua are pretty good at making decent coolers, but I think lp1988 hit the nail on the head with price; Noctua aren't known for making anything cheap.
GoodBytes 1st June 2011, 00:11 Quote
I think this is for the new Intel CPU where the RAM in on the both side of the CPU.
mclean007 1st June 2011, 00:22 Quote
Can I put in a request for photos alongside articles that we can click to biggerfy (that's not a word but I don't care)? I'd like to see these a bit more close up.
bagman 1st June 2011, 01:20 Quote
they look pretty damn wired very interested at how they stack up against the king of air cooling atm, the NH-D14
Smasherbasher 1st June 2011, 02:53 Quote
Jesus. Those are massive. Going to have to design some custom mounts for them.
l3v1ck 1st June 2011, 07:03 Quote
It'll be interesting to see how the middle one fits in with the air flow of modern case designs. Will the lack of straight line air flow harm performance?
the_kille4 1st June 2011, 08:02 Quote
also noctua showcased a prototype LGA 2011 backplate stuff for the Noctua fans... does it mean that the current generation of coolers meant for the LGA 1366 socket would not fit on the LGA 2011 boards?
JCBeastie 1st June 2011, 09:05 Quote
Oh look, one they already make, a Scythe Susanoo and a Coolermaster V8!

Not much innovation this year.
Taffy 1st June 2011, 09:35 Quote
Will the case manufacturers enlarge their Cases to allow us to fit these ?
chris66 1st June 2011, 10:09 Quote
Why the hell are these things getting bigger (and ever uglier - subjectively), while the thermal properties of CPU's are becoming so efficient that you can overclock to 4.6GHz on a standard Intel cooler?
RedFlames 1st June 2011, 10:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by the_kille4
also noctua showcased a prototype LGA 2011 backplate stuff for the Noctua fans... does it mean that the current generation of coolers meant for the LGA 1366 socket would not fit on the LGA 2011 boards?

LGA2011 uses a similar cooler mounting to the dual-socket 1366 boards [the cooler screws into the socket essentially]
l3v1ck 1st June 2011, 10:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by chris66
Why the hell are these things getting bigger (and ever uglier - subjectively), while the thermal properties of CPU's are becoming so efficient that you can overclock to 4.6GHz on a standard Intel cooler?
In theory larger fans can move more air at lower speeds which means less noise. Though looking at the photo's I think you're right to assume these are designed for cooling over noise. So Your question is valid ;)
Do they know something we don't? Are 2011 CPU's going to be so monsterishly huge that require high cooling capacity? I doubt it myself. I'm sure they'll need more than 1155 chips, but not that much more.
RichCreedy 1st June 2011, 20:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by alpaca
does the middle one hover?

no but it makes your pc 20% lighter, lol
GoodBytes 1st June 2011, 20:50 Quote
Only when it's turned on :)

I vote for gravity isometric plates, powered by an antimather mather field generators. It works by creating an asymmetrical subspace patterns with the help of a verteron quantum matrix, to make an inverted spacial actuator, which makes the computer 30 to 40% lighter, when the system is turn on or off. It works all the time due to generator. Oh, most importantly, to transfer the power, it uses a photonic tertryon network system.

It could be improved with a buffered modulated databanks nutation using a rapid pulse phased frequency harmonics system.

Quick simple, really. Shouldn't be tooo expensive to make.
PingCrosby 1st June 2011, 22:00 Quote
pfffffffffffft,,,,,if you think thats big I've just bought one of these for my next build.....

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/05/wind_power.php
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