Tuesday, January 29th 2019

Noctua Introduces New Thermal Compounds and Cleaning Wipes

Noctua today introduced NT-H2, the further improved second generation of its award-winning hybrid thermal compound. Combining the iconic NT-H1's proven features, superb ease of use and renowned long-term stability with a novel, fine-tuned formula of microparticles for even better thermal performance, NT-H2 is an enthusiast-grade paste for the highest demands. At the same time, Noctua also presented a new, large 10g pack of NT-H1 as well as NA-SCW1, a set of 20 cleaning wipes that are ideal for removing thermal compound in a quick, clean and efficient manner.

"First introduced in 2007 and shipped with our premium-quality CPU coolers for more than 10 years, our NT-H1 thermal compound has proven its excellent performance in countless tests and reviews," says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). "It's chosen again and again by overclockers and hardware enthusiasts around the globe, not only for its efficiency but also for its ease of application and cleaning. Today, we're proud to present the new, second-generation NT-H2 that provides even better performance!"
Further improving the award-winning NT-H1, NT-H2 uses a new, fine-tuned mixture of metal oxide microparticles for even lower thermal resistance and reduced bond-line thickness at typical mounting pressures. This allows it to achieve an even better performance in most application scenarios. In Noctua's standardised internal testing at various platforms and heat loads, up to 2°C lower temperatures were attained.

Just like NT-H1, NT-H2 does not require a break-in period and due to its excellent long-term stability, it can be used on the CPU for up to 5 years. Both pastes are electrically non-conductive and non-corroding, so there is no risk of short circuits and they're safe to use with all types of heatsink.

NT-H2 will come in standard 3.5g and extra-large 10g packages that include three (3.5g) and ten (10g) NA-CW1 cleaning wipes for easy cleaning. Pre-moistened with a custom detergent mixture, these wipes are ideal for cleaning CPUs, GPUs and the contact surface of heatsinks in a quick and efficient manner. For enthusiast users who take off and install their coolers frequently, the NA-CW1 wipes are also available separately in a set of 20 (NA-SCW1).

In addition to the new NT-H2 and NA-SCW1 cleaning wipes, Noctua also introduced a new 10g package of NT-H1. While, so far, the popular paste has only been available in a 3.5g package, the new 10g version is ideal for power users or for large processors such as AMD's Threadripper (TR4) or Intel's LGA3647 that require higher volumes of thermal compound.

Prices and availability
All models will be available via Noctua's official Amazon and eBay within the next few days. Other sales partners will receive stock shortly.

The suggested retail prices are as follows:
  • NT-H2 3.5g: 12.90 EUR/USD
  • NT-H2 10g: 24.90 EUR/USD
  • NT-H1 3.5g: 7.90 EUR/USD
  • NT-H1 10g: 14.90 EUR /USD
  • NA-SCW1: 7.90 EUR/USD
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23 Comments on Noctua Introduces New Thermal Compounds and Cleaning Wipes

#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
W1zzard, post: 3983770, member: 1"
Looks like condoms?
Condoms and syringes. #junkielife
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#3
sepheronx
W1zzard, post: 3983770, member: 1"
Looks like condoms?
With those prices, you will need the condoms, cause you are getting f*****
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#4
dj-electric
W1zzard, post: 3983770, member: 1"
Looks like condoms?
Methinkgs about a very naughty commercial for the items in this PR piece.
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#5
Vayra86
btarunr, post: 3983771, member: 43587"
Condoms and syringes. #junkielife
Don't forget the CMOS battery acid!

W1zzard, post: 3983770, member: 1"
Looks like condoms?
For some reason my first association was those wet wipes you get at KFC :P
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#6
dorsetknob
"YOUR RMA REQUEST IS CON-REFUSED"
W1zzard, post: 3983770, member: 1"
Looks like condoms?
And Ky Jelly in a handy syringe for the person with E-peen
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#7
jsfitz54
"You can leave your hat on"
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#8
Gasaraki
W1zzard, post: 3983770, member: 1"
Looks like condoms?
Really? Never seen wet wipes before?

What I wanted to know was the thermal conductivity of the compound.
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#9
jsfitz54
Gasaraki, post: 3983789, member: 168493"
Really? Never seen wet wipes before?

What I wanted to know was the thermal conductivity of the compound.
"Not electrically conductive, non-corroding
While some high-end thermal compounds and pads are risky to use due to their electrical
conductivity or corroding properties, there’s no risk of short-circuits with NT-H2 and it’s completely
safe to use with any type of CPU cooler, regardless of whether it’s made from copper or aluminium
and whether it’s nickel-plated or not."
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#10
GloryToYou
Interesting. I would be interested to see reviews pitting it against top of the line pastes like kryonaut. Previous noctua thermal compounds were always good, but never really the best.
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#11
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Noctua doesnt really go into huge detail of NT-H2 even on their website, but its basically a metal-oxide TIM compared to NT-H1 which is Carbon based.



It boils down to MX-3/MX-4 vs AS5 type of results. NT-H1 will still get you within 2-3'c of NT-H2 without the extra premium when it comes to price.
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#12
Bones
GloryToYou, post: 3983791, member: 184404"
Interesting. I would be interested to see reviews pitting it against top of the line pastes like kryonaut. Previous noctua thermal compounds were always good, but never really the best.
Aside from absolute sub-zero stuff there isn't enough difference between Kryonaut and NT-H1/NT-H2 to justify the extra expense of Kryonaut. For the vast majority of "Us" NT-H2 should do the job and do it well.

I bench sub-zero at times and NT-H1 itself has done well for me, good reliable stuff for whatever including sub-zero. Unless you're just looking for that absolute last bit of cold when benching at sub-zero temps NT-H2 should be fine.
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#13
danbert2000
I broke down and bought some Kryonaut when I decided to rebuild my PC in a new case. I repasted the 1080 and my CPU. Not really that impressed compared to stock MSI paste and NT-H1 on the 5775c. I saw practically no change in temperatures, maybe a couple degrees on the GPU. I am satisfied with the GPU now but I may look at this paste for my CPU, as Kryonaut is actually pretty unpleasant to work with, and my cooler has only two mounting screws so I think the extra viscosity led to some uneven spreading.

Not to mention, you get like a 1/4 teaspoon of paste from Kryonaut. I'm guessing NT-H2 is going to be a lot more economical for practically the same performance and none of the "oh my god this is dried snot" consistency.

By the way, their own comparison shows that there is not much difference at lower TDPs between H1 and H2, so the best part of this may be the savings on the old paste. I'm guessing big GPUs and maybe the Threadrippers or i9's will benefit, otherwise you can paste your i5 or R5 with a good $8 NT-H1 tube.

https://noctua.at/en/performance-comparison-nt-h1-vs-nt-h2

In my experience, Kryonaut just isn't worth it for regular CPUs. And in my opinion, it looks like NT-H2 is going to be much cheaper and similar performance on the big stuff.
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#14
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
danbert2000, post: 3983949, member: 165365"
I broke down and bought some Kryonaut when I decided to rebuild my PC in a new case. I repasted the 1080 and my CPU. Not really that impressed compared to stock MSI paste and NT-H1 on the 5775c. I saw practically no change in temperatures, maybe a couple degrees on the GPU. I am satisfied with the GPU now but I may look at this paste for my CPU, as Kryonaut is actually pretty unpleasant to work with, and my cooler has only two mounting screws so I think the extra viscosity led to some uneven spreading.

Not to mention, you get like a 1/4 teaspoon of paste from Kryonaut. I'm guessing NT-H2 is going to be a lot more economical for practically the same performance and none of the "oh my god this is dried snot" consistency.

By the way, their own comparison shows that there is not much difference at lower TDPs between H1 and H2, so the best part of this may be the savings on the old paste. I'm guessing big GPUs and maybe the Threadrippers or i9's will benefit, otherwise you can paste your i5 or R5 with a good $8 NT-H1 tube.

In my experience, Kryonaut just isn't worth it for regular CPUs. And in my opinion, it looks like NT-H2 is going to be much cheaper and similar performance on the big stuff.
recommend that you give Cooler Master MasterGel Maker Nano a look before buying something thats more expensive for very little gain.
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#15
danbert2000
FreedomEclipse, post: 3983986, member: 38411"
recommend that you give Cooler Master MasterGel Maker Nano a look before buying something thats more expensive for very little gain.
Well I'm definitely not wasting money on Kryonaut ever again, but I'd probably still end up with Noctua paste instead of Cooler Master as I trust the longevity of their pastes from personal experience. And at the top end, the differences are so slight anyway.
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#16
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
danbert2000, post: 3984022, member: 165365"
Well I'm definitely not wasting money on Kryonaut ever again, but I'd probably still end up with Noctua paste instead of Cooler Master as I trust the longevity of their pastes from personal experience. And at the top end, the differences are so slight anyway.
Well. if enjoy paying a premium for more or less the same performance then go ahead.
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#17
danbert2000
FreedomEclipse, post: 3984035, member: 38411"
Well. if enjoy paying a premium for more or less the same performance then go ahead.
https://www.eteknix.com/cooler-master-mastergel-maker-nano-review/3/

2 degrees difference between your paste and NT-H1, and the NT-H2 will probably tie it. Thanks for your concern but I would probably go with a brand I trust if we're talking a 1-2 degree difference. Anything but KryoSnot...
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#18
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
danbert2000, post: 3984044, member: 165365"
https://www.eteknix.com/cooler-master-mastergel-maker-nano-review/3/

2 degrees difference between your paste and NT-H1, and the NT-H2 will probably tie it. Thanks for your concern but I would probably go with a brand I trust if we're talking a 1-2 degree difference. Anything but KryoSnot...
Like i said, if youre happy paying the premium... NT-H2 is currently £11.50 where as the cooler master is £8.99 and MX-4 is about £6 on AmazonUK

How would you know what to trust if you dont experiment? There is so much choice out there. its not as if the MasterGel is lacking good reviews but OK.
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#19
bonehead123
Cleaning wipes....WTF Noctua

Is this really the last, best, final bastian of tech innovation you can come up with for the new year, seriously ??????

$15 for 20 wipers, which you can get from your doctor's office for free (if you know how), uhh yea, I've like already ordered like 100 cases of them :kookoo:

Well at least they FINALLY started making regular colored fans, FINALLY :D
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#20
danbert2000
The wipes are a nice pack-in with the paste but yeah, you could just buy coffee filters and a bottle of isopropyl alcohol for $3 and have literally thousands of these wipes. "Detergents," can't be much more than alcohol anyway, right?
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#21
Daisho
danbert2000, post: 3983949, member: 165365"
I broke down and bought some Kryonaut when I decided to rebuild my PC in a new case. I repasted the 1080 and my CPU. Not really that impressed compared to stock MSI paste and NT-H1 on the 5775c. I saw practically no change in temperatures, maybe a couple degrees on the GPU. I am satisfied with the GPU now but I may look at this paste for my CPU, as Kryonaut is actually pretty unpleasant to work with, and my cooler has only two mounting screws so I think the extra viscosity led to some uneven spreading.

Not to mention, you get like a 1/4 teaspoon of paste from Kryonaut. I'm guessing NT-H2 is going to be a lot more economical for practically the same performance and none of the "oh my god this is dried snot" consistency.

By the way, their own comparison shows that there is not much difference at lower TDPs between H1 and H2, so the best part of this may be the savings on the old paste. I'm guessing big GPUs and maybe the Threadrippers or i9's will benefit, otherwise you can paste your i5 or R5 with a good $8 NT-H1 tube.

https://noctua.at/en/performance-comparison-nt-h1-vs-nt-h2

In my experience, Kryonaut just isn't worth it for regular CPUs. And in my opinion, it looks like NT-H2 is going to be much cheaper and similar performance on the big stuff.
You won't see a big difference until you actually de-lid your CPU, replace the crap paste that Intel uses with something like Conductonaut, then re-lid.
Also:

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#22
Midland Dog
btarunr, post: 3983771, member: 43587"
Condoms and syringes. #junkielife
no junkie can have kids and no junkie doesnt have an std just sayin
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#23
John Naylor
I always felt the same about the cost of the Thermal Grizzly, but now that it's just $8-$9 for Conductonaut / Kryonaut , it's not relevant. Still not Shin Etsu 751's $4, but skip a doughnut on next trip to Starbucks and you have it covered. Scythe Fuma and Conductonaut is $53 ... has at least the performance of any Noctua pairing and half the [price.
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