The first prototype was unveiled at Computex 2019, and it has since become a retail reality. Noctua recently unveiled their new cooler, and today we’re going to take a look at it with and without fans. The following article will tell you how he does in each case:
Packaging and scope of delivery
Gigantic external dimensions already indicate the size of the heat sink itself. However, the space is at least used sensibly for various multilingual descriptions, a long list of the most important features as well as various specifications.
Inside, everything was neatly packed and stacked on top of each other. Multiple folded cardboard protects the cooler during transport and the accessories get their own little box. At the very bottom, a piece of foam cushions potential impacts.
The accessories are quite extensive, as is typical for Noctua. In addition to separate instructions for each socket and the necessary mounting hardware, a high-quality Torx screwdriver is also included.
With the alcohol cleaning cloth the CPU surface can be cleaned again before the in-house NT-H2 thermal compound is used.
Assembly and installation
As so often with the AM4 socket, the existing backplate from the motherboard is reused. Effectively, one only replaces the two plastic brackets with spacers, through which a metal bracket is fixed with a total of four screws.
You then simply place the radiator on top of these and, thanks to the long screwdriver, mount it through the fins with two more spring-loaded screws. It is described a little more extensively and also again for other sockets in the attached manual:noctua_nh_p1_manual_en_web_2
For installation, it’s best to place the motherboard on a straight surface or place your system on its side, otherwise it could get a little fiddly.
Below is the overview of the technical details, more information can be found as always on the product page from the manufacturer.
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