Friday, June 3rd 2011

Noctua Shows New D-Type Heatsink Prototype Built on NH-D14 Design

Noctua is designing a new double fin-stack D-type CPU Cooler its prototype is on display at Computex. Its heatsink follows the same design principle as the NH-D14, and is roughly the same size, but with a few design optimizations. First, the two aluminum fin stacks aren't cuboidal. Towards the bottom, the fins are narrower, creating more room for components on the motherboard, next to the heatsink (such as memory modules and VRM heatsinks). The recessed lower fins create 60 mm of height clearance for memory modules. The density of the aluminum is also increased, with 50 fins, increasing surface area. The 120 mm NF-P12 from the original NH-D14 design are replaced by the company's new Focused Flow 120 mm fan.
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26 Comments on Noctua Shows New D-Type Heatsink Prototype Built on NH-D14 Design

#1
RejZoR
Just why they have to stick to these butt ugly fan colors...
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: RejZoR
Just why they have to stick to these butt ugly fan colors...
Signature color, like Gigabyte stuck to its blue PCB color for over a decade.
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#3
_JP_
Denser aluminum fins will make the cooler heavier, no?
Wasn't that an issue already?
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#4
douglatins
I think i see fewer fins, they look more spaced, which not only looks bad, but i believe isnt the best. But hey thet must have tested already
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#5
Vancha
by: RejZoR
Just why they have to stick to these butt ugly fan colors...
At least it's not black and red.
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#6
NdMk2o1o
by: btarunr
The density of the aluminum is also increased, with 50 more fins, increasing surface area.
by: douglatins
I think i see fewer fins, they look more spaced, which not only looks bad, but i believe isnt the best. But hey thet must have tested already
Your powers of reading are exceptional :nutkick: :roll:
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#7
douglatins
by: NdMk2o1o
Your powers of reading are exceptional :nutkick: :roll:
I have a noctua it LOOks like fewer fins :slap:
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#8
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
So many of these coolers, I dont even know what they are called nor do care. the temp difference are insignificant, and the designs are redundant
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#9
RejZoR
by: btarunr
Signature color, like Gigabyte stuck to its blue PCB color for over a decade.
Would you have diarrhea as your signature color? It's in the "FAIL" range of color choices really.

There are many color choices, why the hell they picked this one? Akasa for example is mostly using amber colored fans, Arctic Cooling is using black and white, Xigmatek and Noiseblocker use black or clear frame with clear blades in various colors or in Noiseblocker's case, clear violet for blades. And it looks very pleasing to look at. But every time i've seen Noctua, diarrhea and human skin come to my mind. Diarrhea brown and skin purple.
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#10
Horrux
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
So many of these coolers, I dont even know what they are called nor do care. the temp difference are insignificant, and the designs are redundant
Actually I think it is safe to say that Noctua has the single most silent fan design, at least in terms of CFM/Db.

I am using the NH-D14 myself and love it.
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#11
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
I don't understand why people care about the colours of it. It's not like they're sleeping with it.

And you might say the colour is "chocolate", not "diarrhea".
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#12
Horrux
by: Frick
I don't understand why people care about the colours of it. It's not like they're sleeping with it.

And you might say the colour is "chocolate", not "diarrhea".
I find that the colors spell "screw looks, this stuff works great!"
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#13
sportechie
by: Horrux
I find that the colors spell "screw looks, this stuff works great!"
+1.

Own one and loving it!
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#14
Sasqui
I just liked the word "cuboidal"...

A thoughtful design.
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#15
techtard
Looks like it should be another great, silent cooler from Noctua.
I own the NH-d14 and it is (to my ears, at least) dead silent. If they could improve upon the design, I'd be impressed.

PS, if you don't like Noctua fans, sell them or trade them. They have a high percieved value, so you can get decent $$$ for them, providing people don't care about the brown coloring.

I replaced mine with 3 Gelid Silent 12 PWM fans. Get the same performance, and still quiet all while looking better.
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#16
Th3pwn3r
I'm surprised they were actually able to make the fans uglier by adding the brown corners. I will say that my NH-D14 performs exceptionally and I don't hear it.
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#17
mastrdrver
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
So many of these coolers, I dont even know what they are called nor do care. the temp difference are insignificant, and the designs are redundant
Insignificant? How about my passive NH-D14 matches cooling performance of my 1283S and Vendetta 2 with their stock fans while gaming? If I add to the NH-D14 the 140mm Noctua fan and the low noise adapter so it only runs ~800 rpms (which I can't hear with the case a little less then 1m away) It walks all over them while the other two get a little more audible since the fans speed up being PWM.

This is on either a 955 BE or a i7 920. The Noctua wills all around. The AMD was even in a Antec 200 fwiw.

When I get crazy I hook my HAF fans to the board and slow them. The whole system literally becomes quite. I hear more noise out of my Velociraptors then any of the fans. :rockout:
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#18
treboRR
by: RejZoR
But every time i've seen Noctua, diarrhea and human skin come to my mind. Diarrhea brown and skin purple.
This is so if a person is surrounded with diarrhea every day, of course it is the first thing that comes to his mind......DIARRHEA! (seeing a noctua fan;) ) But I would say that this fan is a kick-ass!:rockout:

I love it! I have IT! and i will die with it:nutkick:

And hey...if i see a noctua fan, the 1st thing that come to my mind is chocolate and white-chocolate..MMMMMkkkmmmmmmm:D
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#19
kid41212003
He probably has never eaten any chocolate.

Noctua's coolers look like chocolate cakes and i like them!
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#20
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
by: mastrdrver
Insignificant? How about my passive NH-D14 matches cooling performance of my 1283S and Vendetta 2 with their stock fans while gaming? If I add to the NH-D14 the 140mm Noctua fan and the low noise adapter so it only runs ~800 rpms (which I can't hear with the case a little less then 1m away) It walks all over them while the other two get a little more audible since the fans speed up being PWM.
You cant compare a large cooler vs smaller ones. -_-

Take an ifx 14, silverarrow, etc those that are on par with each other, and the difference are quite within the margin of error (ambient temps, proper seating, tim application etc) within 1-2 degree.
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#21
BraveSoul
50 extra fins, better fans, higher ram heatsinks, looks good, i dont think it will outperform the original by much. wonder if they are working on a totally new design
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#22
mastrdrver
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
You cant compare a large cooler vs smaller ones. -_-

Take an ifx 14, silverarrow, etc those that are on par with each other, and the difference are quite within the margin of error (ambient temps, proper seating, tim application etc) within 1-2 degree.
I thought you were saying what you did in reference to all coolers in general. Though yes, I won't argue that these larger coolers are with in 1-2C of each other. Imo it comes down to the mounting system when looking at the options and I think that Noctua has a superior one to TR.

Not to mention that any time a new socket comes out Noctua will send you a new bracket if requested for free. I'm sure that is not something any other CPU cooler makers do.
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#23
Horrux
Also the Noctua fans are pretty much the quietest of all, given their airflow.
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#24
random
by: Frick
I don't understand why people care about the colours of it. It's not like they're sleeping with it.

And you might say the colour is "chocolate", not "diarrhea".
Some people are paying top dollar for the best components in the market and will be most likely be displaying it with a windowed case... if it were me, I surely don't want a scheme of black and blue for example to be coupled with chocolate/diarrhea colored fans.
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#25
SK-1
mediocre water will match this...don't understand.
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