Best Noctua products in the CPU coolers category

On this page you'll find a ranking of the best Noctua products in this category. To give you a quick overview, we've already ranked the most important information about the products for you.

1. Noctua NH-D15 Chromax

The NH-D15 is an all-black version of Noctua's award-winning flagship NH-D15. The recipe for success of the premium cooler remains unchanged thanks to the same twin-tower design and the proven NF-A15 PWM fans: The CPU cooler offers excellent smoothness combined with a cooling performance that can compete with complete water cooling systems. The version with its black fans and its black coated heat sink combines these advantages with a chic StealthDesign. The all-round high-quality complete package is completed by the renowned multi-socket mounting system SecuFirm2 and Noctua's popular NT-H1 thermal compound. Whether for overclockers or silent enthusiasts: The NH-D15 is a real premium solution that looks as good as it cools. 

2. Noctua NH-D15

Noctua's flagship model NH-D15 is a dual-tower cooler of the elite class, based on the legendary NH-D14, which consistently pursues its quest for ultimate cooling performance with extremely quiet running. With its wider heatpipe layout and two NF-A15 140mm premium fans with PWM support for fully automatic speed control, the NH-D15 can further enhance the award-winning efficiency of the NH-D14. 

3. Noctua NH-U12A

High-end CPU cooler in black, extremely powerful and quiet, with two high-performance PWM fans, compatible with common sockets from Intel and AMD.

Noctua NH-U12A (158 mm)
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Noctua NH-U12A

158 mm


4. Noctua NH-U9S

Its asymmetrical design with 5 heatpipes allows for a further increase in cooling performance and even better compatibility: thanks to a footprint of 95x95cm, the cooler hangs on all Intel and most AMD based motherboards (also µATX and ITX) neither over the memory banks nor over the PCIe slots. Combined with its compact 125mm height, this makes the NH-U9S a highly versatile solution with excellent package, RAM and PCIe compatibility. The included NF-A9 premium fan, whose speed can be regulated fully automatically via PWM, ensures excellent running smoothness. With a second, optionally available NF-A9 fan, the cooling capacity can be further improved in dual fan operation. 

5. Noctua NH-D15S CPU cooler

Dual tower CPU cooler in black, with a 140 fan (1,500 rpm), for Intel and AMD sockets, incl. thermal paste.

Noctua NH-D15S CPU cooler (160 mm)
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Noctua NH-D15S CPU cooler

160 mm


6. Noctua NH-D12L

High-end CPU cooler with 120 PWM fan, extremely powerful and quiet, compact and asymmetrical design, compatible with common sockets from Intel and AMD.

7. Noctua NH-L12S

Thanks to the slim NF-A12x15 PWM 120mm fan, the NH-L12S achieves even better silent cooling performance than its 92mm predecessor. At the same time, the NH-L12S is highly flexible: If the fan is mounted above the cooling fins, the cooler supports RAM modules with an overall height of up to 45 mm. If the fan is mounted below, the total height is only 70 mm, so that the cooler fits into many HTPC and Small Form Factor housings. The NH-L12S's all-round high-quality complete package is rounded off by the professional SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system, Noctua's proven NT-H1 thermal compound - a premium solution for the highest demands in the low-profile area. 

8. Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3

In the tradition of Noctua's classic NH-U series, which has received more than 1000 awards and recommendations from international trade publications, the NH-U14S has become a reference for 140mm luxury single-tower coolers. The TR4-SP3 version has a larger contact area specifically designed for AMD's TR4/SP3 (Ryzen Threadripper / Epyc) platform and comes with the latest SecuFirm2 mounting system for TR4/SP3. The NH-U14S TR4-SP3's all-round high-quality complete package is completed by the renowned, quiet NF-A15 PWM 140mm fan, Noctua's proven NT-H1 thermal compound and 6-year manufacturer's warranty. Its unique combination of maximum cooling performance and excellent acoustics makes the NH-U14S TR4-SP3 a true premium solution for TR4/SP3 based high-end systems. 

9. Noctua NH-U12A

The 120mm NH-U12A premium cooler is the latest, fifth generation of Noctua's award-winning NH-U12 series. To get even more performance out of the 120mm form factor, it is equipped with two copies of the very quiet flagship fan NF-A12x25 PWM and has a completely newly developed heat sink with 7 heatpipes and more surface area for even better heat dissipation. In this way, the NH-U12A can compete with many 140mm CPU coolers, but at the same time offers the case and PCIe compatibility of the 120mm class. The all-round high-quality complete package is rounded off by the proven SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system, Noctua's renowned NT-H1 quality thermal compound and a full 6-year manufacturer's warranty. Its first-class cooling performance, excellent compatibility and excellent running smoothness make the NH-U12A a genuine premium solution for the highest demands. 

10. Noctua NH-L9a-AM4

The Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 is a quiet premium cooler for AMD based HTPCs and Small Form Factor systems. The NH-L9a-AM4's super-flat height of only 37 mm makes it ideal for compact enclosures and its 92x114 mm footprint offers excellent compatibility with high memory modules and other components on mini-ITX motherboards. The tailor-made SecuFirm2 mounting system for AM4 makes installation child's play and the highly optimised NF-A9x14 premium fan with PWM support for automatic speed control offers excellent running smoothness. With the enclosed Low-Noise Adapter (L.N.A.) the speed of the NF-A9x14 fan can be reduced from 2.500 rpm to 1.800 rpm. CPUs with less than 65 Watt TDP can be used to create almost noiseless systems. Noctua's renowned NT-H1 thermal compound rounds off the scope of supply - the NH-L9a combines all the advantages of larger Noctua coolers in an extremely compact, all-round high-quality complete package for slim HTPC systems.