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Noctuas Juggernaut NH-P1 fanless CPU cooler unveiled, $ 100 US for fully passive and noise-free design
NH-P1 was first unveiled in the prototype phase during Computex 2019. When we spoke to Jakob Dellinger from Noctua, we learned that the company planned to introduce the passive heat sink in the market around the 4th quarter of 2019, but many design changes and updates had to be produced before it was released , and therefore the product was pushed back again and again. The world was also hit by a pandemic around the same time that further delayed the last participant in Nocuta’s cooling pile. It’s Q2 2021 now, and we’ll finally get the product on store shelves.
It appears that Noctua NH-P1 is ready for launch as indicated in a new list of Newegg (which has now been removed). The following are the main features of the heat sink:
- Fan-free heat sink for 100% silent cooling through natural convection (see installation guidelines and list of recommended cases) or semi-passive setup with virtually inaudible NF-A12x25 LS-PWM fan (optional)
- 100% RAM compatibility on AMD AM4 and Intel LGA1200 / 115x, clears the top PCIe slot on most ATX and µATX motherboards
- Professional, Torx-based SecuFirm2 + mounting system for Intel LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156), LGA1200, LGA20xx (LGA2066, LGA2011-0, LGA2011-3) & AMD AM4, AM3 (+), AM2 (+), FM2 (+), FM1
- Further improved the second generation NT-H2 thermal connection for optimal overall cooling performance
- Recommended for processors with low to moderate heat dissipation (see CPU compatibility list), for example Intel 9900K, 9700K or AMD Ryzen 2700X, 3950X 3700X, 3400G, etc.
As you can tell, the Noctua NH-P1 aims to be the passive cooler to control them all. Based on the CPUs listed, the heat sink should have a thermal dissipation power of around 300W or even greater. The heat sink comes with six solid heat pipes that go from the bottom to the most important one at the top. The heatsink has a top-down design and enough clearance to support longer memory DIMMs.
To push things further, the Noctua NH-P1 can be equipped with the ultra-quiet NF-A12x25 LS-PWM fan (120 mm) which provides ultra-low and quiet operation. You also get the latest and award-winning NT-H2 thermal paste with the package. Interestingly, Noctua does not provide a TDP specification for NH-P1, but instead shows down CPUs that are recommended for use in a completely passive environment. It has been stated that the cooler is not suitable for overclocking or CPUs with high heat load. Intel Core i9-9900K is listed on Newegg which has a PL2 rating of 210W. We will provide the complete CPU list when Noctua publishes it.
In terms of socket compatibility, you can expect Noctua’s SecuFrim 2+ mounting system with modern Intel LGA and AMD AM / FM socket support. Noctua has already confirmed that it will continue to offer an Intel LGA 1700 CPU socket upgrade kit in the future. The price of this animal is $ 100 US per Newegg, so stay tuned for the launch soon.
News source: FanlessTech