We've been working with Noctua for 10 years now and while they have been really consistent with the product lineup they still manage to innovate and surprise us with new products. That has been especially true in the past year where they've introduced a fanless heatsink and a variety of different accessories going as far as even bringing out their own screwdrivers as well as new small form factor coolers like the NH-L9a-AM5 for AM5 chipsets. Frankly, it's been hard to keep up, but I wanted to take a little time and check out what Noctua has been up to this past year and catch up a little bit. So today we're going to check out both NH-L9a-AM5 coolers, NH-P1 fanless heat sink, their inlet spacers and gaskets, the amp thermal paste guard, and new screwdrivers to see what everything is all about.

Product Name: Catching up with Noctua 2023

Review Sample Provided by: Noctua

Written by: Wes Compton

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NH-L9a-AM5

NH-L9a-AM5 chromax.black

NH-P1

NA-IS1-12 Sx2 Inlet Spacer

NA-IS1-12 chromax.black Sx2 Inlet Spacer

NA-IS1-14 Sx2 Inlet Spacer

NA-IS1-14 chromax.black Sx2 Inlet Spacer

NA-SAVG2 Vibration Gasket

NA-SAVG2 chromax.black

NM-SD1 Screwdriver TORX TX20

NM-SD2 Screwdriver PH2

AM5 thermal paste guard NA-TPG1

 

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NH-L9a-AM5 Specifications

Notes and warnings

The NH-L9a-AM5 is a highly compact, quiet low-profile cooler designed for use in small form factor cases and HTPC environments. While it provides first-rate performance in its class, it is not suitable for overclocking and or CPUs that create high heat loads. Please consult our CPU compatibility list to find out whether the NH-L9a-AM5 is recommended for your CPU.

Cooler Specification

Socket compatibility

AMD AM5

Height (without fan)

23 mm

Width (without fan)

114 mm

Depth (without fan)

92 mm

Weight (without fan)

390 g

Height (with fan)

37 mm

Width (with fan)

114 mm

Depth (with fan)

92 mm

Weight (with fan)

465 g

Material

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

NSPR

61

Max. TDP

see NSPR

Fan compatibility

92x92x14mm, 92x92x25mm

Scope of delivery

NF-A9x14 PWM premium fan

NA-RC7 Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A)

NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound

SecuFirm2™ AM5 mounting kit

Screws for 92x92x25mm fans

Noctua Metal Case-Badge

Warranty

6 Years

FAN Specification

Model

Noctua NF-A9x14 HS-PWM

Bearing

SSO2

Max. rotational speed (+/- 10%)

2500 RPM

Max. rotational speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)

1800 RPM

Min. rotational speed @ 20% PWM (+/-20%)

600 RPM

Max. airflow

57.5 m³/h

Max. airflow with L.N.A.

40.8 m³/h

Max. acoustical noise

23.6 dB(A)

Max. acoustical noise with L.N.A.

14.8 dB(A)

Input power (max.)

2.52 W

Voltage range

12 V

MTTF

> 150.000 h

 

NH-L9a-AM5 chromax.black Specifications

Notes and warnings

The NH-L9a-AM5 is a highly compact, quiet low-profile cooler designed for use in small form factor cases and HTPC environments. While it provides first-rate performance in its class, it is not suitable for overclocking and or CPUs that create high heat loads. Please consult our CPU compatibility list to find out whether the NH-L9a-AM5 is recommended for your CPU.

Cooler Specification

Socket compatibility

AMD AM5

Height (without fan)

23 mm

Width (without fan)

114 mm

Depth (without fan)

92 mm

Weight (without fan)

390 g

Height (with fan)

37 mm

Width (with fan)

114 mm

Depth (with fan)

92 mm

Weight (with fan)

465 g

Material

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

NSPR

61

Max. TDP

see NSPR

Fan compatibility

92x92x14mm, 92x92x25mm

Scope of delivery

Black NH-L9a-AM5 heatsink

NF-A9x14 HS-PWM chromax.black premium fan

NA-RC7 Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A)

NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound

Black SecuFirm2™ AM5 mounting kit

Black screws for 92x92x25mm fans

Noctua Metal Case-Badge

Warranty

6 Years

FAN Specification

Model

Noctua NF-A9x14 HS-PWM chromax.black

Bearing

SSO2

Max. rotational speed (+/- 10%)

2500 RPM

Max. rotational speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)

1800 RPM

Min. rotational speed @ 20% PWM (+/-20%)

600 RPM

Max. airflow

57.5 m³/h

Max. airflow with L.N.A.

40.8 m³/h

Max. acoustical noise

23.6 dB(A)

Max. acoustical noise with L.N.A.

14.8 dB(A)

Input power (max.)

2.52 W

Voltage range

12 V

MTTF

> 150.000 h

 

NH-P1 Specifications

Socket compatibility

Intel LGA2066, LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3 (Square ILM), LGA1700 (included since Q4 2021, older coolers require NM-i17xx-MP83), LGA1200, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150 & AMD AM4, AM5

Height (without fan)

158 mm

Width (without fan)

154 mm

Depth (without fan)

152 mm

Weight (without fan)

1180 g

Material

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

NSPR

42

Max. TDP

see NSPR

Fan compatibility

120x120x25

Scope of delivery

NH-P1 heatsink

SecuFirm2+™ multi-socket mounting system

NT-H2 high-grade thermal compound

NA-CW1 cleaning wipe

NM-SD1 screwdriver

Fan clips for optional 120mm fan

Noctua Metal Case-Badge

Warranty

6 Years

Notes and warnings

Caution: while the NH-P1 provides first-rate performance for a passive cooler, it is not suitable for overclocking or CPUs that create high heat loads.

Please note that the TDP (Thermal Design Power) rating or amount of heat dissipation that the cooler can handle not only depends on the chassis and various other factors such as ambient temperature or other components inside the system, but also generally varies from CPU model to CPU model. For this reason, we specify cooling performance using the Noctua Standardised Performance Rating (NSPR) instead of giving a general TDP specification. In addition, we refer to our CPU compatibility list where we indicate how well the cooler can be expected to work on a particular CPU in a fully optimized setup (see our setup guidelines).

Please also note that the NH-P1 strictly requires either a fanless PC case with good natural convection, an open benchtable-type setup or a PC case with fans in order to achieve its full performance. We offer a list of recommended cases for completely fanless systems using the NH-P1. If necessary, Noctua recommends adding a near-inaudible 120mm fan like the NF-A12x25 LS-PWM to the heatsink for improved performance headroom.

 

NA-IS1-12 Sx2 Specifications

Fan compatibility

see compatibility info

Scope of delivery

2x NA-IS1-12 inlet spacers for 120mm fans

8x NA-AV3 anti-vibration mounts

8x NM-SFS4-BK long fan screws

8x NM-SFS5-BK radiator screws (M3)

8x NM-SFS6-BK radiator screws (UNC)

Warranty

6 years

Notes and warnings

Caution: As influx turbulences vary between different fans models and setups (e.g. different fan speeds, grill shapes, mesh patterns, overall flow resistance, etc.), it is not possible to reliably predict how much of an improvement adding inlet spacers will make. While the improvements are significant in most configurations, there sometimes may be little to no improvements and, in rare situations such as with particular slit-type grills, adding spacers may even lead to undesirable results with particular fan models.

Please see our performance guidelines for further information. If in doubt, detach the fan from your application, then hold it in place with no distance first and 5 mm distance next. This will give you a rough indication of how much improvement you can expect in your individual configuration.

 

NA-IS1-12 Sx2 chromax.black Specifications

Color

Black

Fan compatibility

see compatibility info

Scope of delivery

2x NA-IS1-12 inlet spacers for 120mm fans

8x NA-AV3 anti-vibration mounts

8x NM-SFS4-BK long fan screws

8x NM-SFS5-BK radiator screws (M3)

8x NM-SFS6-BK radiator screws (UNC)

Warranty

6 years

Notes and warnings

 Caution: As influx turbulences vary between different fans models and setups (e.g. different fan speeds, grill shapes, mesh patterns, overall flow resistance, etc.), it is not possible to reliably predict how much of an improvement adding inlet spacers will make. While the improvements are significant in most configurations, there sometimes may be little to no improvements and, in rare situations such as with particular slit-type grills, adding spacers may even lead to undesirable results with particular fan models.

Please see our performance guidelines for further information. If in doubt, detach the fan from your application, then hold it in place with no distance first and 5mm distance next. This will give you a rough indication of how much improvement you can expect in your individual configuration.

 

NA-IS1-14 Sx2 Specifications

Fan compatibility

see compatibility info

Scope of delivery

2x NA-IS1-14 inlet spacers for 140mm fans

8x NA-AV3 anti-vibration mounts

8x NM-SFS4-BK long fan screws

8x NM-SFS5-BK radiator screws (M3)

8x NM-SFS6-BK radiator screws (UNC)

Warranty

6 years

Notes and warnings

Caution: As influx turbulences vary between different fans models and setups (e.g. different fan speeds, grill shapes, mesh patterns, overall flow resistance, etc.), it is not possible to reliably predict how much of an improvement adding inlet spacers will make. While the improvements are significant in most configurations, there sometimes may be little to no improvements and, in rare situations such as with particular slit-type grills, adding spacers may even lead to undesirable results with particular fan models.

Please see our performance guidelines for further information. If in doubt, detach the fan from your application, then hold it in place with no distance first and 5mm distance next. This will give you a rough indication of how much improvement you can expect in your individual configuration.

 

NA-IS1-14 chromax.black Sx2 Specifications

Color

Black

Fan compatibility

see compatibility info

Scope of delivery

2x NA-IS1-14 chromax.black inlet spacers for 140mm fans

8x NA-AV3 anti-vibration mounts

8x NM-SFS4-BK long fan screws

8x NM-SFS5-BK radiator screws (M3)

8x NM-SFS6-BK radiator screws (UNC)

Warranty

6 years

Notes and warnings

Caution: As influx turbulences vary between different fans models and setups (e.g. different fan speeds, grill shapes, mesh patterns, overall flow resistance, etc.), it is not possible to reliably predict how much of an improvement adding inlet spacers will make. While the improvements are significant in most configurations, there sometimes may be little to no improvements and, in rare situations such as with particular slit-type grills, adding spacers may even lead to undesirable results with particular fan models.

Please see our performance guidelines for further information. If in doubt, detach the fan from your application, then hold it in place with no distance first and 5mm distance next. This will give you a rough indication of how much improvement you can expect in your individual configuration.

 

NA-SAVG2 Specifications

Color

Noctua Brown

Fan compatibility

see compatibility info

Scope of delivery

3x NA-AVG2 anti-vibration gasket for water-cooling radiators

Warranty

6 years

 

NOCTUA NA-SAVG2 chromax.black Specifications

Color

Black

Fan compatibility

see compatibility info

Scope of delivery

3x NA-AVG2 chromax.black anti-vibration gasket for water-cooling radiators

Warranty

6 years

 

NM-SD1 Screwdriver Specifications

Screwdriver head

Torx T20

Mounting system compatibility

SecuFirm2+

Size

150 mm

 

NM-SD2 Screwdriver Specifications

Screwdriver head

Phillips PH2

Mounting system compatibility

SecuFirm

SecuFirm2

Size

150 mm

 

NA-TPG1  Specifications

CPU Supported

AM5

Color

Grey

Scope of delivery

NA-STPG1 thermal paste guard

10x NA-CW1 cleaning wipes

 

 

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