Thursday, August 3rd 2017

Noctua Presents CPU Coolers for AMD's Threadripper (X399) and EPYC Platforms

Noctua today presented three high-end heatsinks for the TR4 and SP3 sockets of AMD's latest Ryzen Threadripper (X399) and Epyc platforms. The new TR4-SP3 versions of the award-winning NH-U14S, NH-U12S and NH-U9 coolers are tailored custom models that feature a larger contact surface as well as a SecuFirm2 mounting system for TR4/SP3. Supplied with Noctua's renowned NF-A15, NF-F12 and NF-A9 premium fans, the new coolers combine outstanding cooling performance with exceptional quietness of operation.

"A high-end platform usually calls for high-end cooling solutions and that's precisely the case with AMD's new Epyc and upcoming Ryzen Threadripper ecosystems", explains Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). "We have therefore customized our award-winning NH-U14S, NH-U12S and NH-U9 coolers so that users can enjoy the performance and quietness of these proven premium heatsinks on the new AMD platforms."
At 70x56mm, the copper contact surface of the new TR4-SP3 coolers is more than double the size of the standard models. Tailored to fit the enormous integrated heat-spreaders (IHS) of AMD's TR4/SP3-based processors, this customized design allows for an optimal heat flow from the CPU over the base to the heatpipes and on to the cooling fins.

The coolers' SecuFirm2 mounting system for TR4 and SP3 has been completely custom-designed for the new sockets and is particularly easy to install: put on the heatsink, fix the four spring-loaded screws and you're done! In order to ensure optimal compatibility with SLI and CrossFire multi-GPU setups, the new SecuFirm2 mounting also makes it possible to offset the cooler by 3 or 6mm towards the upper edge of the motherboard, thereby increasing clearance of the top PCIe slot.
Coming in 140mm, 120mm and 92mm form factors, the three new coolers target specific application profiles. Whereas the 140mm size NH-U14S TR4-SP3 provides the highest level of cooling performance, which makes it ideal for top-end, enthusiast-grade TR4/SP3 systems, the 120mm size NH-U12S TR4-SP3 combines outstanding cooling performance with excellent compatibility: at 158mm height and 125mm width, it is short enough to fit most modern tower cases and stays clear of the top PCIe slot on most motherboards. Last but not least, the 92mm size NH-U9 TR4-SP3 provides 100% PCIe clearance and, at the same time, its height of only 125mm allows it to fit smaller cases and most 4U size rack-mount enclosures.

While the NH-U14S TR4-SP3 and NH-U12S TR4-SP3 are supplied with one of Noctua's premium-grade NF-A15 PWM and NF-F12 PWM fans respectively, the NH-U9 TR4-SP3 is equipped with two NF-A9 PWM 92mm fans. This push/pull dual fan configuration allows it to achieve a level of quiet cooling performance that is remarkable for such a compact cooler and comes close to the bigger NH-U12S TR4-SP3.

Topped off with Noctua's proven NT-H1 thermal compound and a full 6-year manufacturer's warranty, the NH-U14S TR4-SP3, NH-U12S TR4-SP3 and NH-U9 TR4-SP3 are complete premium-quality solutions that combine outstanding performance and superb acoustics for TR4 and SP3 based high-end systems.
Prices and availability

All three models will be shipping shortly and should start to appear in stores towards the end of August. The suggested retail prices are as follows:
  • NH-U14S TR4-SP3: EUR 79.90 / USD 79.90
  • NH-U12S TR4-SP3: EUR 69.90 / USD 69.90
  • NH-U9 TR4-SP3: EUR 69.90 / USD 69.90
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12 Comments on Noctua Presents CPU Coolers for AMD's Threadripper (X399) and EPYC Platforms

#1
THE_EGG
That is some serious contact surface. I wonder when the big boy D15 (& D15S) will be modified?
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Toothless
THE_EGG said:
That is some serious contact surface. I wonder when the big boy D15 (& D15S) will be modified?
D15 with a delidded (and somehow alive) TR chip. Think of that kind of cooling with a jet in your case.
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#3
TheGuruStud
Still waiting for thicker ones.... This slim tower crap isn't gonna cut it.
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#4
brian111
TheGuruStud said:
Still waiting for thicker ones.... This slim tower crap isn't gonna cut it.
That Hyper 212 doesn't exactly inspire confidence either.
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#5
HTC
TheGuruStud said:
Still waiting for thicker ones.... This slim tower crap isn't gonna cut it.
brian111 said:
That Hyper 212 doesn't exactly inspire confidence either.
Those Noctua coolers were seen @ computex:



Skip to 13:38: that's when they start talking about threadripper!
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#6
Hugh Mungus
TheGuruStud said:
Still waiting for thicker ones.... This slim tower crap isn't gonna cut it.
Not for an oc, but at leastt the u14s should be perfectly capable of handling a stock threadripper 1950x.
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#7
R-T-B
Toothless said:
D15 with a delidded (and somehow alive) TR chip. Think of that kind of cooling with a jet in your case.
The solder they use makes delidding silly for the most part. Unless your going bare die I suppose. That would be pretty hardcore.
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#8
Rehmanpa
Wonder if they're going to be using the Chinese knock off noctua fans vs the Taiwan ones.
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#9
lexluthermiester
Toothless said:
D15 with a delidded (and somehow alive) TR chip. Think of that kind of cooling with a jet in your case.
Honestly, I don't think there is going to be much benefit to delidding on this range of CPU's as the dies are soldered directly to the IHS lid. But who knows, maybe there will be.

I love Noctua products for how well they perform. Except when it comes to looks. The heatsinks all look good, but color-schemes of the fans are just not great. For a system where no one is going to see the inside very often, it makes no difference, but for systems intended for observation, I generally take the fans off and replace them with alternatives.
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#10
Sandbo
I actually reached out to them to ask if my NH-C14S could be used right before they updated the page.

From the conversation, it wasn't like they didn't want to make D15 or C14S variant for TR, it is more like with the existing design the D15 is gonna cover the RAM or PCIE slot; it just isn't ready yet which is unfortunate.

I am not confident in applying U12 for TR given the core counts and TDP; I'd rather go liquid.
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#11
lexluthermiester
Sandbo said:
I am not confident in applying U12 for TR given the core counts and TDP; I'd rather go liquid.
That will likely be a good option if overclocking even a little. A 240 seems like the minimum size radiator for TDP of 180w. Yet, it seems reasonable that these HS's are going to do the job very well. Noctua is not in the habit of releasing products that don't function in the intended fashion. It's going to be interesting to see benchmark results!
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#12
Camm
The U14 will deal with my needs nicely - but I have the advantage of rocking a FT02.

180mm fan that feeds into 2xcpu cooler fans + another 120mm fan above it ;).
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