Thursday, September 25th 2008

Noctua Releases New CPU Coolers for Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron

Noctua today released four new CPU coolers for Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron processors. Optimized for use in dual socket systems, the new DX (Dual Xeon) and DO (Dual Opteron) versions of Noctua's highly successful NH-U12 and NH-U9 series introduce the premium quality quiet cooling performance that has become synonymous with Noctua to the world of professional workstations and servers. "Maximum cooling performance at minimum noise levels and excellent reliability can be particularly important when it comes to high-end workstations and special server applications", explains Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. "Due to the ever-growing demand for our Xeon and Socket F mounting kits, we decided to design new, customized versions of our coolers that are completely tailor-made for use on Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron systems, especially dual socket configurations. Enter the DX/DO series!"


Just to name a few examples of the customizations for server and workstation usage, the NH-U12DX's and NH-U9DX's fin shape has been modified so that two coolers form an air duct on Dual Xeon setups, producing superior cooling performance at very low noise levels. Also, the all new SecuFirm2 mounting system for Socket 771 comes completely pre-installed in order to ensure maximum convenience and extremely short installation time. Fully compatible with the original Intel installation system, the new NH-U12DX and NH-U9DX work as a simple drop-in replacement for Intel's stock cooler.

Both the new DX series coolers and the NH-U12DO and NH-U9DO are fitted with Noctua's renowned NF-P12 and NF-B9 fans as well as NT-H1 thermal compound, making them complete premium quality packages that provide outstanding quiet cooling performance for Intel or AMD based workstations and servers.

Availability
All new coolers are available immediately. Bundles can be customized for system integrators.Source: Noctua
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9 Comments on Noctua Releases New CPU Coolers for Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron

#1
hat
Maximum Overclocker
Getting sick of seeing the same thing constantly... just about every cooler that doesn't look like an Arctic Freezer looks like a Thermaltake Big Typhoon. Unless it's water, which is pretty much the same design anyway.
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#2
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Very nice, Id like to see how this performs on a desktop. Take this design and marry it with Xigmateks HDT and we are good to go.
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#3
theJesus
by: hat
Getting sick of seeing the same thing constantly... just about every cooler that doesn't look like an Arctic Freezer looks like a Thermaltake Big Typhoon. Unless it's water, which is pretty much the same design anyway.
I'd rather see improvements upon a design that's been proven to work well that make it work even better, than completely new designs that are sub-par. And I especially don't want to see coolers that look cool (or are supposed to at least), but perform horrendously.

That said, I don't think companies should simply give up on trying new designs, but I don't see any reason for them to release a new design until they've developed one that actually is superior to their previous design and on-par with competition, or hopefully better, if not the best.
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#4
KBD
i think it looks great, Noctua coolers are are top notch and silent, i like the design for a dual socket as well.
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#5
Duffman
awesome. That looks great. I love my Noctua

not sure I want to know how much that puppy costs tho
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#6
Silverel
If you bought into Optys and Xeons, price probably isn't much of an issue :p
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#7
theJesus
by: Silverel
If you bought into Optys and Xeons, price probably isn't much of an issue :p
Actually, Xeons don't cost that much more than their desktop equivalents. So I would actually consider something like this when I build my DAW because I plan on getting a dual-socket board and two of the cheapest quad-core Xeons. The cost of that should be about the same as a high-end desktop board and a mid/high-end desktop quad-core CPU.
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#8
Mussels
Moderprator
my old NH-U12 got outperformed by a xigmatek HDT 92mm.
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#9
panchoman
Sold my stars!
man these all look the same.. same freaking style that thermalright has been using for ages, the only really improvement i've seen since the original design is the fire shape design from thermalright and the heatpipe direct contact tech from xigmatek. besides that, they are all slight variations from the same thing. this is just 2 regular heat towers with a fan in between. and i wonder what the price premium will be?
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