Noctua NH-U12A CPU Cooler with Huge Fan Update

Adding NF-A12x25 Fans

The Noctua NH-U12A updates what is already a strong legacy for CPU coolers. The original single tower design has great cooling for it’s size and silent operation. Recently though, Noctua updated their fan lineup with the NF-A12x25 series that dramatically improved airflow and static pressure. In my testing of the fans, I had two clear thoughts about them afterwards. First, they needed to be on the CPU coolers, and then we needed a 140mm version. The first thought is a reality.

Noctua NH-U12A CPU Cooler News

The Noctua NH-U12A CPU Cooler

Not only does the NH-U12A get the update with a better fan, but the second one is new to this version as well. I say new, but Noctua has already tested this design out with the DX-3647 version. It has a similar tower and the same two fans, but this version only supported Intel Xeon CPUs on the LGA3467 socket. The NH-U12A supports the latest mainstream Intel and AMD sockets. I imagine the cooling performance was such that the company thought the update would be a slam dunk for PC builders.

Noctua NH-U12A CPU Cooler News

140mm Performance in a 120mm Size

In fact, Noctua is going out on a limb and making a pretty strong claim. The update is supposed to perform at or beyond the level of many 140mm coolers. I honestly can say I’m not surprised. The company has always had phenomenal performance anyways. They also revised the tower to include a total of 7 heat pipes, as well as 37% more fin surface area. With these updates, what started as phenomenal performance quickly becomes legendary. Needless to say, that statement would need testing to prove it, but quite frankly I wouldn’t expect less.

You can see the full details of the cooler at the link below. Let us know what you think, and keep checking in for more news and reviews!

https://noctua.at/en/nh-u12a

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