Noctua ready for AM4

All of the coolers in this list are quite familiar products from Noctua, all with one thing in common – SecuFirm2 compatible with AM4. Additionally the accessory “SE”, standing for Special Edition, is added to all three coolers. Noctua has also added an important announcement in their website, right below the product’s summary. When compatible with AM4, each cooler is only compatible with that socket and other revisions of SecuFirm2 are to be purchased separately. 

First off let’s begin with the compact version made to be compatible with AM4 – Noctua NH-L9x65 SE-AM4. An excellent choice for any small form factor systems, HTPCs or just the PC that you use for light workloads. Extremely low profile cooler with 14mm low profile fan end up to 65mm of total unit height. Offering 100% RAM compatibility, NH-L9x65 SE AM4 is equipped with 92mm NF-A9x14 PWM premium fan, capable of delivering 50,5 m³/h of airflow due to optimized features and improvements. Flow Acceleration Channels and AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) frame technology this premium fan will also be quiet at 19.9 dBA while maintaining long life expectancy of > 150.000 h. Maximum RPM that the fan is able to operate are 2200 RPM with an added option of lowering this number via L.N.A – down to 1700 RPM.

Next up in the list is NH-U12S SE-AM4, equipped with four nickel plated heat-pipes, two more than Noctua NH-L9x65 SE-AM4, along with a larger fan at 120mm using the same proven technologies for airflow optimizations and noise reduction. This cooler is well balanced and is able to deliver solid performance in more demanding environment such as gaming and overclocking. NF-F12 120mm Focused Flow™ fan is able to deliver 93,4 m³/h of airflow at 22,4 dBA of noise output with RPM value of 1500. SSO2 fan bearing is responsible for the long life of > 150.000 h MTBF.

Last, but not least is the beastly cooler – Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4 with six nickel plated heat-pipes, dual tower heat sink design and two 140mm premium, high performance fans – Dual NF-A15 140mm. This cooler is suitable for the highest standards and most demanding environments. Two fans delivering 140,2 m³/h each, rotating at 1500 RPM maximum speed and generating acoustical noise of 24.6 dBA deliver maximum performance and enhanced air cooling. Physical dimensions here are quite demanding as well, so please have in mind that they are: Height (with fan) 165 mm x Width (with fan) 150 mm x Depth (with fan) 161 mm. Fully loaded and equipped with two fans NH-D15 SE-AM4 weighs in at 1320 g.

All of the coolers above come packed with NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound, SecuFirm2™ AM4 mounting-kit only and solid 6-year manufacturer warranty.


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