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Noctua shows off six heatpipe, dual radiator NH-D14 CPU cooler

by Parm Mann on 5 June 2009, 13:53

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There's not exactly a shortage of beefy high-end air coolers out there, but here's another one to add to the list - Noctua's NH-D14.

The cooler features a total of six heatpipes and dual radiators equipped with more fins than we're willing to count. Noctua's using an asymmetrical design, stating that providing the option to mount a second or third fan on either side of the cooler helps maintain compatibility with most systems. It's worth noting, though, that the additional cooling power added by a second fan is estimated to be at around just 10 percent, and a third fan is therefore unlikely to be worthwhile.

The NH-D14 utilises Noctua's LGA1366-supporting SecuFirm2 mounting system - which, remember, is freely available to existing Noctua customers contemplating a Core i7 upgrade.

Noctua will ship the cooler with two fans, and the one shown in the middle is the all-new NF-P14 PWM 140mm. What's interesting is that the NF-14 features a round frame with 120mm mounting holes - making it easier to mount in tight spaces, says Noctua. The PWM-controlled fan makes use of a 140mm impeller with Vortex-controlled notches, and features a metal reinforced motor hub.

No word on pricing, but Noctua expects the cooler and fan to reach market in a matter of weeks.


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Looks like 2 SI-120s sandwiched together with a 120mm as filling….
Can't help feeling that this really won't make that much difference. To take a Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme, this will no doubt be far bigger, far more expensive, and far more difficult to fit into a case properly, all while unlikely to make much difference on the cooling performance. The Noctua fans might be expensive and included in the package, but they aren't worshipped in all quarters.
Looks like they got bored and started moulding different coolers together until they found something worked. Wonder how well it truely performs though.

Andy
snootyjim
Can't help feeling that this really won't make that much difference. To take a Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme, this will no doubt be far bigger, far more expensive, and far more difficult to fit into a case properly, all while unlikely to make much difference on the cooling performance. The Noctua fans might be expensive and included in the package, but they aren't worshipped in all quarters.
Given that Noctua already have something roughly the equal of the TRUE, you have to assume releasing this would be utterly pointless if it didn't beat it.

And let's face it, it's still smaller than some heatsinks out there… heatsinks which weren't as good as the TRUE or U12P anyway.
Is that a late April fools article! lol