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Noctua has launched its very first passive CPU cooler, the NH-P1. Leveraging a completely fanless design, Noctua’s NH-P1 offers 100 percent silent cooling through natural convection and is “capable of cooling modern high-end CPUs with low to moderate heat dissipation completely passively in enclosures with good natural convection.” This is owed to the NH-P1’s custom design, which features much thicker, more widely spaced fins. Noctua also announced the NF-A12x25 LS-PWM 120 mm fan today, a low-speed, PWM-enabled variant of the NF-A12x25 with a maximum noise level of only 12.1 dB(A). Noctua’s suggested retail prices are EUR/USD 109.90 for the NH-P1 and EUR/USD 29.90 for the NF-A12x25 LS-PWM.

“The NH-P1 is our very first passive cooler, and it should be easy to see that we didn’t just take a regular heatsink and omit the fan,” says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “A lot of engineering work went into designing this unit for fanless operation from the ground up and we’re truly proud of the end result. In our completely fanless demo system, the NH-P1 cools an Intel Core i9-11900K running Prime95 at more than 3.6GHz – this is a lot of processing power and a whopping 125W kept in check with zero fan noise!”

Source: Noctua

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