[Computex] Other Noctua news!


At Computex, Noctua wasn’t just presenting its new NH-D15 G2 or a prototype Thermosiphon cooler. The company was also unveiling new fans and ventilators, so we take a closer look.

Noctua’s new-generation fans :

Noctua NF-A14x25 G2Of course, the new D15 also means a new fan for Noctua. That’s why the brand is exhibiting its forthcoming NF-A14x25 G2.

As you can see, the fan features a new blade shape which, like the NF-A12x25, will pass very close to the frame, 0.7 mm in this case. To ensure sufficient rigidity, the brand uses a liquid-crystal polymer, the famous Sterrox. The mill has also been designed with a specially shaped motor. Otherwise, the AAO frame and SSO2 bearings are the same.

This model should be available this month, with a 14×15 cm frame. In September, the square version will see the light of day, while the Chromax.Black version is expected in the first quarter of 2025.

Otherwise, the brand is exhibiting a prototype of its new-generation 120 mm fan. Will it replace the NF-A12x25? Perhaps. In the meantime, it features many of the same elements as its 140 mm counterpart, such as the shape of the motor and the blades. All of which means improved performance compared to the current NF-A12x25. Tolerance between blade and frame remains identical at 0.5 mm! This mill is due to arrive in the first quarter of 2025… It remains to be seen whether this deadline will be met, as numerous postponements have occurred in the past.

New coolers:

The prototype of a new 120mm dual-tower model is also on display. We learn that it will be topped by two new-generation 12 cm fans, the same as those presented previously. In terms of performance, this should be a heavyweight, at least on a par with the current NH-D15, thanks in part to its eight copper heat pipes. The box includes a syringe of NT-H2 paste, a Thermal Paste Guard for AM5 CPUs and spacers to improve contact with LGA-1700 CPUs.

Expected in the second quarter of 2025.

Elsewhere, on the AI front, Noctua is also tackling NVIDIA’s GH200 with a dedicated cooling system. This consists of two side-by-side NH-U12A and three NF-A12x25 fans. This assembly is responsible for cooling the CPU and GPU of NVIDIA’s gas pedal. Lastly, a proprietary base will be fitted to ensure memory cooling, while also mounting the fans. All in all, it’s a package designed to dissipate 1000W of power.

Availability is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2024.