A certain category of PC users prefers to work in absolute silence. High-quality case fans, a quiet cooler, and other components are selected that will not annoy while using the system. But Noctua decided to go further, presenting today, June 7, a cooler for the processor called NH-P1, which works in absolute silence. The thing is that this “tower” is not equipped with a fan – there is simply no active cooling system in the new product; instead, the manufacturer uses an impressively sized heatsink to remove heat from the processor.
Passive cooling, which, unsurprisingly, does not make any noise, was implemented thanks to a huge aluminum heatsink, which at the same time is pierced with six copper heat pipes with a copper base for installation on the processor. Unfortunately, the manufacturer has not announced exactly how much heat this new product can dissipate so far. Still, Noctua said that this cooler copes well with the Core i9-9900K and Ryzen 7 2700X processors even in an overclocked state. However, the company noted that for more powerful processors like HEDT, you can still install 120 mm fans – for them, there are two seats on the radiator.
At the same time, the cost of the novelty is $100. There is support for all modern sockets (LGA1200, LGA115x, LGA2066, and AM4), including proprietary thermal paste Noctua NT-H2, which conducts heat perfectly. But, of course, Noctua NH-P1 strongly depends on the computer case (the model does not fit everywhere) and airflow – if the case is poorly ventilated or there are no additional case fans, then passive cooling will be less effective since the temperature inside the case will gradually increase.