Wednesday, May 29th 2019

Noctua Showcases Next Generation of D-type Coolers, Chromax Coolers and More at Computex 2019

During our visit with Noctua, we spotted what every air cooling enthusiast has been hoping for, a brand new top of the line D-type cooler. Noctua's next generation model is of course based on the award-winning NH-D15 and NH-D15S and comes packing 7 heat pipes alongside a 10% increase in surface area for improved performance. It also takes design cues from the NH-D15S by using an asymmetrical design for improved PCIe clearance while also retaining the same fin cutouts for improved RAM clearance of 65 mm.

The company plans to release two versions, one with a single fan and of course a dual fan thus offering both a high compatibility and a maximum performance model. The bundled fan will be Noctua's proven NF-A15 PWM model which when paired with the new redesign results in a cooler capable of dissipating over 400-watts on the TR4 socket. Speaking of sockets, it will support all current offerings including AMD, LGA20xx, LGA115x with a separate model for socket TR4. It has a current ETA of Q1 2020 and will come bundled with Noctua's NT-H2 thermal compound.
For the Noctua fanboy's out there that want something a bit more palatable when it comes to colors can rejoice as the Chromax lineup which will consist of the NH-D15, NH-U12S, and NH-L9i have an ETA of Q4 2019. Customization of the coolers will be possible with optional red, blue, white, green or yellow, anti-vibration pads and cables along with Chromax heatsink covers.
Taking a different direction, they also had a fanless cooler on display as well. It was entirely custom-designed for natural convection cooling (passive) with overall performance improving with low-noise, case fans, in a semi-passive setup. Users can also mount a fan directly to the heatsink as well, but that would defeat the purpose of a fanless design. In regards to actual performance, targets were listed as 120-watts in a fanless case with excellent natural convection cooling or up to 180-watts with quiet case fans or when directly cooled by a quiet fan. The design itself is asymmetrical for improved PCIe clearance and 100% memory compatibility on both socket AM4 and LGA 115x. Much like the new D-type cooler this fanless model will come bundled with Noctua's new NT-H2 thermal compound. ETA is listed as 2020.
Noctua also had a Redux cooler on hand as well this time based on the NH-U12S like the original it uses the same SecuFirm2 mounting hardware and will have an optional second fan kit for improved performance. The included fan will be Noctua's NF-P12 redux and has support for PWM. Current ETA is Q1 2020.
The Chromax line of black and white fans was also on display with the NF-A20 PWM, NF-A12x25 PWM, NFA12x15 PWM, NF-A9 PWM, NF-A9x14 PWM, and NF-A8 PWM fans being made available in black. Meanwhile, the NF-A15 PWM, NF-A14 PWM, and NF-F12 PWM fans will be available in white. Current ETA depending on the model was listed as Q4 2019 or Q1 2020.
Other fan prototypes at the exhibit included all new Slim versions of both 140 mm,80 mm, 70 mm, and 50 mm A series fans. The 50 mm version was 10 mm thick, while the rest of the lineup was 15 mm thick.
Finally, the last item we checked out was their desk fan, which packs way more technology than you might guess at first glance. The product is based on Noctua's NF-A12x25 120 mm fan which sees its performance improved by a three-way Airflow Amplification System (AAS). AAS makes use of helix energy recovery, progressive flow acceleration, and the venturi effect for improved airflow while remaining exceptionally quiet. It also has a broad ETA of 2020.
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22 Comments on Noctua Showcases Next Generation of D-type Coolers, Chromax Coolers and More at Computex 2019

#1
lynx29
took long enough, been waiting since last computex for the black verison which they said was coming after that computex. long wait... nice to see a new thermal compound coming from them though. Noctua is one of the few companies I trust quality wise.

maybe I will do a Ryzen 3900x, new Noctua cooler, and a Navi gpu, and 1080p 240hz monitor. i only wish the 240hz 1080p monitors were 23" in size, 25" is just slightly too big of pixels.

23" Glass instead of matte to make the colors pop better, and 1080p 240hz would kick major butt... sadly my dream will never come true
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#2
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
lynx29, post: 4056759, member: 153071"
took long enough, been waiting since last computex for the black verison which they said was coming after that computex. long wait... nice to see a new thermal compound coming from them though.
I was about to mention this myself. Still waiting... I might just get a Dark Rock Pro4 when i get the money
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#3
Crackong
Noctua
The winner of "Having the least RGB sh*t in the booth" award .
both computex 2018 & computex 2019. :toast:
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#4
lynx29
Crackong, post: 4056770, member: 185495"
Noctua
The winner of "Having the least RGB sh*t in the booth" award .
both computex 2018 & computex 2019. :toast:
nice job quoting Steve from gamers nexus
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#5
Crackong
lynx29, post: 4056772, member: 153071"
nice job quoting Steve from gamers nexus
Steve did not bring the award crystals with him.
Tbh I am a bit disappointed:roll:
Noctua really deserves more awards for holding off the "RGB everything" trend.
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#6
m4dn355
Since owl has excellent eyesight in the dark there is no need for RGB-bs.
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#7
mstenholm
What I was hoping for was a NF-A14x25 PWM in black but otherwise a nice line-up. The passive one look like it could bend a 8-layer MB.
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#8
tigger
I'm the only one
New D type is nice, and I really have to agree on the no RGB crap.
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#9
Vycyous
lynx29, post: 4056759, member: 153071"
long wait... nice to see a new thermal compound coming from them though.
I believe Noctua's NT-H2 thermal compound has been available since January or February. I haven't tried it, yet, but it's supposed improve temperatures by around 1-2 °C... with a price that's about 67% higher than NT-H1.

It's going to be interesting to see test results for the new D-type coolers with 7 heat pipes and increased surface area, especially since the current 6 heat pipe NH-D15 usually keeps pace with or outperforms its competitors packing 7 heat pipes, like Cryorig's R1 and the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4.
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#10
Vlada011
Yes, I need 2 80mm Slim fans. I just thought what to buy Noctua 25mm or Noiseblocker 15mm.
Now I hope these new 80x80x15mm will show up soon.

And fanless CPU cooler is something new on market.
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#11
Testsubject01
Ah, bugger!
When I saw the new D15, I thought: "Yeah, they said last year that they need more time for the NF-A14, guess they wanted to release the new D15 with those".
Nope - NF-A14's are still in development.

Vlada011, post: 4056810, member: 110294"
And fanless CPU cooler is something new on market.
There aren't many, but they did exist already. Thou 120-watts dissipation fanless is certainly something.
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#12
dicktracy
Those transparent prototype fans actually looks great. It makes it look icy and sure as hell better than vomit brown.
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#13
ZoneDymo
:love: Noctua

dicktracy, post: 4056832, member: 173119"
Those transparent prototype fans actually looks great. It makes it look icy and sure as hell better than vomit brown.
and yet that "vomit" brown and beige is what everyone immediately can identify as a Noctua (and thus high performance/quality) product.
Where as this "icy" look could be any generic boring fan on the market.

each their own.
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#14
Crackong
dicktracy, post: 4056832, member: 173119"
Those transparent prototype fans actually looks great. It makes it look icy and sure as hell better than vomit brown.
It is okay they are making chromax version of all the fans.

Although I kinda like that brown color, a feel of industrial product.
I had total of 8 vomit brown fans in my PC, I think it looks better than 8 "RGB sh*t" fans.
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#15
efikkan
I'm very excited to see Noctua bring the improvements from NH-U12A and NF-A12x25 to their larger models. It will certainly be expensive, but these are air coolers competing with even more expensive AiO liquid coolers, while retaining a noise level the AiOs can't even touch.

If you're annoyed by the tan/brown color combo, then these products are simply not for you. There is already an over-saturated market of fans and coolers with RGB lighting for the teenagers in the audience. I might be old-school, but I put my fans inside the case and close it, and then spend my computer time looking at the screen, not lying on the floor looking at the fans.
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#16
bug
lynx29, post: 4056759, member: 153071"
took long enough, been waiting since last computex for the black verison which they said was coming after that computex. long wait... nice to see a new thermal compound coming from them though. Noctua is one of the few companies I trust quality wise.

maybe I will do a Ryzen 3900x, new Noctua cooler, and a Navi gpu, and 1080p 240hz monitor. i only wish the 240hz 1080p monitors were 23" in size, 25" is just slightly too big of pixels.

23" Glass instead of matte to make the colors pop better, and 1080p 240hz would kick major butt... sadly my dream will never come true
Ah, small and glossy monitors, the worst kind there is. And also 240Hz, because 144Hz hurts your eyes and your games run well above that limit :P
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#17
lynx29
bug, post: 4057013, member: 157434"
Ah, small and glossy monitors, the worst kind there is. And also 240Hz, because 144Hz hurts your eyes and your games run well above that limit :p
that is your opinion. oddly enough they just started putting 240hz 1080p screens in 15.6" laptops... sooo ummm I guess the marketing people at every major company making laptops are also wrong... but sure enjoy your illusion

they really should have just called this the D16 cooler... going to be annoying filtering amazon and newegg trying to make sure i get the new model in a few months.
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#18
xkm1948
Nah It is probably gonna take another 2 yrs to finalize the design for the new gen D cooler to come out. Noctua takes FOREVER
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#19
Octopuss
i will buy Noctua coolers when they stop asking nonsense prices.
Until then, I'm sticking with Coolermaster's Hyper 212 variants. I don't need a Porsche.
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#20
bug
lynx29, post: 4057070, member: 153071"
that is your opinion. oddly enough they just started putting 240hz 1080p screens in 15.6" laptops... sooo ummm I guess the marketing people at every major company making laptops are also wrong... but sure enjoy your illusion

they really should have just called this the D16 cooler... going to be annoying filtering amazon and newegg trying to make sure i get the new model in a few months.
You are right. Marketing is always right and never about flashy numbers. I stand corrected.
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#21
lynx29
bug, post: 4057274, member: 157434"
You are right. Marketing is always right and never about flashy numbers. I stand corrected.
apparently there is a market for high refresh... why are we even arguing...
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#22
dinmaster
been using noctua forever, they always have adapters for new sockets and at least in the past they offered them for free. never had an issue with one, barely fits in my fortress case and cools like a monster. They may look basic without lights/rgb but they aren't a greedy company (rare in this day and age). black looks good as long as its anodized black and not painted, would affect cooling then...
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