Noctua Delays Its Fanless CPU Cooler to Q1 2021

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Noctua has released an updated product roadmap that contains bad news for those of you who are interested in the company’s gigantic, fanless CPU cooler. Evidently, the premium hunk of metal has been delayed to Q1 2021 (see “Passive CPU cooler” in the chart below) for unknown reasons. Manufacturing delays stemming from coronavirus? Design screw-up? Who knows, but it’ll be a while before fans of the brown and beige variety can get their hands on one.

Images of Noctua’s fanless CPU cooler were first shared from the show floor of Computex 2019. According to the preliminary spec sheet, this cooler is designed to handle loads of up to 120 watts in fan-less cases, or up to 180 watts in cases with quiet fans (or a fan placed directly on the cooler). It also offers 100 percent RAM compatibility with LGA115x/AM4 and comes bundled with Noctua’s new NT-H2 thermal compound.

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