Ryzen 7000: most Noctua heatsinks are compatible!


After the announcement of the NH-D12L Noctua’s announcement, we learn that most of the heatsinks in the Austrian’s catalog are compatible with the AM5 socket. Moreover, this makes them de facto compatible with the next Ryzen 7000 CPUs from AMD.

Ryzen 7000: Noctua fans already compatible!

Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black

As we told you at the beginning of the year at this address if the AM5 socket is a radical change from the AM4, it retains some of its characteristics. The first is the mounting system, which remains unchanged, as do the anchor points around it. It is this feature that makes many fans on the market already compatible with this new platform… Including those from Noctua.

If you already own an NH-U12A, an NH-D15 or an NH-U9S chromax.black, no problem… In fact, any heatsink already compatible with the AM4 will be compatible with the AM5.

Where it gets tricky is with older or more specific heatsinks. For example, an NH-D15S purchased before January 2019 will require a new mounting kit. In this regard, we can count on the brand to provide us with what we need if necessary, as it has always done.

In any case, if you have any doubts, you can always consult the brand’s compatibility list available below.

Here is the compatibility list of Noctua!