Noctua today presented its new NH-U12A premium-quality quiet CPU cooler.
The 5th generation of Noctua’s U12 series of 120mm size coolers combines two of Noctua’s flagship model NF-A12x25 PWM 120mm fans in a push/pull configuration with a redesigned heatsink featuring 7 heatpipes and an increased fin surface area (37% more compared to the NH-U12S). Noctua claims that the NH-U12A can rival the performance of many 140mm sized coolers while offering 120mm class case and PCIe compatibility.
At the same time, the NH-U12A offers advantages in RAM, case and PCIe compatibility when compared to larger 140mm class coolers: Due to its asymmetric design, it does not overhang the RAM slots on Intel LGA115x and AMD AM4 based motherboards, which ensures easy access and compatibility with modules that have tall heat-spreaders. As far as case compatibility is concerned, the 158mm tall cooler is short enough to fit most modern mid- or high-end tower cases. Measuring 125mm wide (including fan and fan clips), the NH-U12A stays clear of the top PCIe slot on most standard ATX or Micro-ATX motherboards, ensuring compatibility with multi-GPU setups.
The $100 cooler features Noctua's SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system, comes with Noctua’s NT-H1 thermal compound and a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty.
|Socket compatibility: Intel LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011, LGA2066 and AMD AM4, AM3(+), AM2(+), FM1, FM2(+)|
|Height (without fan): 158 mm|
|Width (without fan): 125 mm|
|Depth (without fan): 58 mm|
|Height (with fan): 158 mm|
|Width (with fan): 125 mm|
|Depth (with fan): 112 mm|
|Material: Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating|
|Max. TDP: see CPU compatibility list|
|Fan compatibility: 120x120x25|
Scope of delivery
|Warranty: 6 Years|
|Model: Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM|
|Max. rotational speed: (+/- 10%) 2000 RPM|
|Max. rotational speed with L.N.A.: (+/- 10%) 1700 RPM|
|Min. rotational speed: (PWM, +/-20%) 450 RPM|
|Max. airflow: 102,1 m³/h|
|Max. airflow with L.N.A.: 84,5 m³/h|
|Max. acoustical noise: 22,6 dB(A)|
|Max. acoustical noise with L.N.A.: 18,8 dB(A)|
|Voltage range: 12 V|
|MTTF > 150.000 h|