Undoubtedly, overclockers and hardcore hardware enthusiasts are the most demanding target group, especially when it comes to cooling, since they rarely settle for anything but the best. One of the most reputable CPU coolers among enthusiasts is the Noctua NH-D14. Noctua’s behemoth has been available for some time now and always is amongst the top 5 coolers an overclocker or enthusiast would recommend. We will see how it compares against the vast competition in this review. 

Undoubtedly, overclockers and hardcore hardware enthusiasts are the most demanding target group, especially when it comes to cooling, since they rarely settle for anything but the best. One of the most reputable CPU coolers among enthusiasts is the Noctua NH-D14. Noctua’s behemoth has been available for some time now and always is amongst the top 5 coolers an overclocker or enthusiast would recommend. We will see how it compares against the vast competition in this review.

 

Manufacturer features and specifications

Socket compatibility

Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA775

LGA2011 on request, Asus X-socket™

AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1 (backplate required)

Height (without fan)

160 mm

Width (without fan)

140 mm

Depth (without fan)

130 mm

Height (with fan)

160 mm

Width (with fan)

140 mm

Depth (with fan)

158 mm

Weight (without fan)

900 g

Weight (with fan)

1070/1240* g

Material

Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating

Fan compatibility

140x140x25 & 120x120x25mm

Scope of Delivery

·  1x NF-P14 premium fan

·  1x NF-P12 premium fan

·  2x Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (U.L.N.A.)

·  Y-Split Cable

·  4x Vibration-Compensators (for using NF-P12 as case fan)

·  4x Fan screws (for using NF-P12 as case fan)

·  NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound

·  SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kits

·  Noctua Metal Case-Badge

Warranty

6 Years

Fan specifications

Model

Noctua NF-P14 & Noctua NF-P12

Bearing

SSO-Bearing

Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)

1200 / 1300 RPM

Rotational Speed with U.L.N.A. (+/- 10%)

900 / 900 RPM

Airflow

110,3 / 92,3 m³/h

Airflow with U.L.N.A.

83,7 / 63,4 m³/h

Acoustical Noise

19,6 / 19,8 dB(A)

Acoustical Noise with U.L.N.A.

13,2 / 12,6 dB(A)

Input Power

1,2 / 1,08 W

Voltage Range

12 V

MTBF

> 150.000 h