Austrian hardware vendor Noctua launched three new CPU coolers geared at different use cases. The NH-U9S and NH-D9L are aimed at retail users, while the NH-D9DX i4 3U is targeted at the enthusiast segment with LGA2011 socket compatibility. All three models feature Noctua’s NF-A9 PWM 92mm fan.
The NH-U9S and NH-D9L are being offered as successors to the NH-U9B SE2, and Noctua states that both models come with additional improvements including better performance, compatibility and PWM support.
The NH-U9S has an asymmetric design and comes with five heatpipes. The cooler has been designed in such a way as to not obscure expansion slots, and the 95mm x 95mm footprint goes allows you to install memory modules with heat sinks with ease.
With the NH-D9L, Noctua is targeting system builders looking to install a CPU cooler in HTPCs and other small factor devices. The cooler has the same footprint as the NH-U9S, but has a shorter clearance of 110mm when seen against the 125mm of the NH-U9 series. The NH-D9L comes with four heatpipes.
The NH-D9DX i4 3U is similar in design to the NH-D9L, but comes with mounting brackets for LGA2011 sockets for both Square ILM and Narrow ILM Xeon platforms. The cooler also works with LGA13x6-based processors.
Noctua has carved out a niche for itself thanks to its quiet CPU coolers, and with its latest line, the vendor is continuing the trend. As is now considered standard, all three recently announced models come with Noctua’s NT-H1 thermal compound and a six-year warranty. The NH-U9S and NH-D9DX i4 3U will be available shortly for $59.99, while the NH-D9L will cost slightly lesser at $56.90.