Noctua NH-U12P CPU Heatsink with/ Additional Fan
Today up for a review is the NH-U12P CPU Heatsink that Noctua kindly sent to TechwareLabs. The first thing that came to my mind after taking the first look at this heatsink is that it is frikkin' huge. Yes, ladies and gentlemen that is a 120 mm fan that will be strapped onto the heatsink spinning at the speeds of up to 1300 RPM. As I was pondering about what kind of funky tests I should run on this particular heatsink, two questions came to mind.
- Why did Noctua bother to send us an extra fan?
- How would this heatsink perform in comparison to the stock CPU cooler from Intel?
These and other mysteries regarding will be uncovered later in the review. As for now, here are the essentials.
|Socket compatibility||Intel Socket LGA 775, AMD AM2 & AM2+, Intel Xeon on request, AMD K8 (754, 939, 940) & Socket F on request|
|Height (without fan)||158 mm|
|Width (without fan)||126 mm|
|Depth (without fan)||71 mm|
|Height (with fan)||158 mm|
|Width (with fan)||126 mm|
|Depth (with fan)||95 mm|
|Weight (without fan)||600 g|
|Weight (with fan)||770 g|
|Material||Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating|
|Application||Intel all frequencies, AMD all frequencies|
|Scope of Delivery|
|Blade geometry||Nine Blade Design|
|Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)||1300 RPM|
|Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)||1100 RPM|
|Rotational Speed with U.L.N.A. (+/- 10%)||900 RPM|
|Airflow with L.N.A.||78,5 m³/h|
|Airflow with U.L.N.A.||63,4 m³/h|
|Acoustical Noise||19,8 dB(A)|
|Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.||16,9 dB(A)|
|Acoustical Noise with U.L.N.A.||12,6 dB(A)|
|Input Power||1,08W W|
|Voltage Range||12V V|
|MTBF||> 150.000 h|
As you can see this is a rather heavy and rather large heatsink. As such you should consider if it will fit into your existing setup. SFF cases are easily a no-go for this heatsink.