Noctua NH-U12S Review & Specs

Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler

Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler

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NH-U12S is the latest version of Noctua award-winning NH-U12 coolers; 1st introduced in 2005,NH-U series has become a standard choice for premium quality quiet CPU coolers n won more than 400 awards n recommended by leading int'l hardware webs n magazines
With only 45mm fin depth,NH-U12S will not overhang the RAM slots even w/ 2 fans installed; This gives the user full access to the memory modules on all current CPU sockets n guarantees 100% compatibility w/ tall heatspreaders/optional memory fans
Standing 158mm tall, NH-U12S is short enuf to fit most modern mid-/high-end tower cases; Measuring 125mm wide (including fan and fan clips), the cooler stays clear of the top PCIe slot on standard ATX/Micro-ATX motherboards
Recommended by more than 150 hardware publications n thoUSAnds of enthusiasts worldwide, Noctua's premium quality NF-F12 Focused Flow 120mm fan is renowned to combine superb static pressure,excellent heatsink performance n surprising quietness of operation
The NF-F12 120mm fan supplied with the NH-U12S supports PWM for convenient automatic speed control through the mainboard; In addition, the max; fan speed can be reduced from 1500 to 1200rpm using the supplied Low-Noise Adaptor for even quieter operation
For user who want to achieve even better performance by adding a 2nd/optional NF-F12 fan to create a push/pull setup,NH-U12S includes fan clips n extra set of custom-designed anti-vibration pads
Supporting Intel LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011 and AMD (AM3+, AM2+, FM1, FM2), the SecuFirm mounting included with the NH-U12S guarantees perfect contact pressure and maximum convenience on all current sockets.
Complying with the open SecuFirm standard, the NH-U12S can be made compatible with the older LGA1366 and LGA775 sockets using the optional NM-I3 mounting kit, which is provided by Noctua free of charge.

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Specs Overview

Model NH-U12S
Release Date July 2013

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Supported Sockets
  • AM2
  • AM2+
  • AM3
  • AM3+
  • AM4
  • FM1
  • FM2
  • FM2+
  • LGA1150
  • LGA1151
  • LGA1155
  • LGA1156
  • LGA1200
  • LGA2011
  • LGA2011-3
  • LGA2066
Liquid Cooler
Radiator Size -
Noise Level 18.6 - 22.4 dbA
Fan RPM 300 - 1500 RPM
Height 6.22" (158mm)

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