Noctua today introduced its new flagship CPU cooler, the
Noctua NH-D15 heatsink. Built on the basis
of the legendary NH-D14 and carrying on its quest for ultimate quiet cooling
performance, the NH-D15 is an elite-class dual tower cooler for the highest
"Having convinced tens of thousands of quiet cooling
enthusiasts around the globe, our NH-D14 has become a reference for top-tier
dual tower heatsinks", explains Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. "In the end, it
took us more than three years of continuous development, countless thermal
simulations and over hundred samples to come up with a substantial improvement
in efficiency. Staying true to our policy of not releasing anything we're not
100% satisfied with, we had to accept some delays in order to squeeze out the
last few percent of performance, but now we're proud to finally
release the NH-D15
as a worthy successor to
the venerable D14."
Noctua's NH-D14 has received more than 350 awards and recommendations
from leading international hardware websites and magazines, making it
one of the most successful premium heatsinks ever built. With its
expanded layout and dual NF-A15 fans, the NH-D15 further improves the
D14's much acclaimed quiet cooling performance.
Compared to the NH-D14, the NH-D15's fin-stack has been widened from 140
to 150mm and its heatpipes are now spaced further apart, which allows
for a more uniform heat distribution over a larger surface area and thus
contributes to the NH-D15's superior efficiency. Thanks to its recessed
lower fins, the NH-D15 provides 64mm clearance for tall memory heatsinks
in single fan mode, making it compatible with most high end RAM modules
on the market.
The NF-A15 premium fans supplied with the NH-D15 support PWM for
convenient automatic speed control through the mainboard. In addition,
the maximum fan speed can be reduced from 1500 to 1200rpm using the
supplied Low-Noise Adaptor for even quieter operation.
Topped off with the trusted, pro-grade SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting
system, Noctua's proven NT-H1 thermal compound and full 6 years
manufacturer's warranty, the NH-D15 forms a complete premium quality
solution that represents a deluxe choice for overclockers and
Pricing and availability The NH-D15 will be available by mid-April at
suggested retail prices of EUR 89.90 / USD 99.90.
About Noctua Designed in Austria, Noctua's premium cooling components are
internationally renowned for their superb quietness, exceptional
performance and thoroughgoing quality. Having received more than 3000
awards and recommendations from leading hardware websites and magazines,
Noctua's fans and heatsinks are chosen by more than a hundred thousand
satisfied customers around the globe.
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