Noctua NH-U12DX i4 CPU Cooler
Noctua's DX line of coolers has become a default choice in high performance quiet cooling solutions for Intel Xeon CPUs. The latest i4 revision supports LGA2011 (both Square ILM and Narrow ILM), LGA2066, LGA1356 and LGA1366 based Xeon platforms and the 12cm model NH-U12DX i4 comes equipped with Noctua’s award-winning NF-F12 Focused Flow™ fan with PWM for automatic speed control. Due to its slim design, the NH-U12DX i4 now provides easy access to the memory slots and better compatibility with tall modules. Fitted with the professional SecuFirm2™ mounting system and bundled with Noctua's industrial-grade NT-H1 thermal compound, the NH-U12DX i4 forms a complete premium quality package for quietly cooling Xeon based workstations and servers.
Noctua NH-U12DX i4 Features
The NH-U12DX i4 is based on the latest version of Noctua’s award-winning NH-U12 coolers. First introduced in 2005, the NH-U series has become a standard choice for premium quality quiet CPU coolers and won more than 400 awards and recommendations from leading international hardware websites and magazines.
Thanks to its slim design with only 45mm fin depth, the NH-U12DX i4 ensures easy access to the RAM slots. When installed parallel to the slots, it will not overhang the memory on LGA1356, LGA1366 and LGA2011 Square ILM even with two fans installed, thus providing full compatibility with tall RAM heatsinks.
Recommended by more than 150 hardware publications and thousands of enthusiasts world-wide, the Noctua's premium quality NF-F12 Focused Flow™ 120mm fan is renowned to combine superb static pressure, excellent heatsink performance and surprising quietness of operation.
The NF-F12 120mm fan supplied with the NH-U12DX i4 supports PWM for convenient automatic speed control through the mainboard. In addition, the maximum fan speed can be reduced from 1500 to 1200rpm using the supplied Low-Noise Adaptor for even quieter operation.
For users who want to achieve even better performance by adding a second, optional NF-F12 fan to create a push/pull setup, the NH-U12DX i4 includes fan clips and an extra set of custom-designed anti-vibration pads that allow to off-set the rear fan by 5mm to improve acoustics in dual-fan mode.
Noctua’s SecuFirm2™ mounting systems have become synonymous with quality, safety and ease of use. Supporting Intel’s LGA2066, LGA2011 (both Square and Narrow ILM), LGA1356 and LGA1366 Xeon platforms, the SecuFirm2™ mounting included with the NH-U12DX i4 guarantees perfect contact pressure and maximum convenience on all sockets.
Having received more than 100 awards and recommendations from hardware journalists around the world, Noctua’s NT-H1 is a proven professional grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease of use and outstanding reliability.
Noctua products are renowned for their impeccable quality and outstanding longevity. Like all Noctua fans, the supplied NF-F12 features an MTBF rating of more than 150.000 hours and the entire NH-U12S package comes with a full 6 years manufacturer's warranty.
|Noctua NH-U12DX i4 CPU Cooler Specifications|
|Socket compatibility||Intel LGA2066, LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3 (Square ILM & Narrow ILM),
LGA1356, LGA1366 (wtih Xeon backplate)
|Height (without fan)||158 mm|
|Width (without fan)||125 mm|
|Depth (without fan)||45 mm|
|Height (with fan)||158 mm|
|Width (with fan)||125 mm|
|Depth (with fan)||71 mm|
|Weight (without fan)||580 g|
|Weight (with fan)||755 g|
|Material||Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminum (cooling fins),
soldered joints & nickel plating
|Scope of Delivery||
|NF-F12 PWM Fan Specifications|
|Model||Noctua NF-F12 PWM|
|Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)||1500 RPM|
|Max. Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)||1200 RPM|
|Min. Rotational Speed (PWM)||300 RPM|
|Max. Airflow||93,4 m³/h / 54.97 cfm|
|Max. Airflow with L.N.A.||74,3 m³/h / 43.73 cfm|
|Max. Acoustical Noise||22,4 dB(A)|
|Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.||18,6 dB(A)|
|Input Power||0,6 W|
|Voltage Range||12 V|
|MTBF||> 150.000 h|
- The DX models (NH-U12DX i4, NH-U9DX i4, NH-U12DX 1366, NH-U9DX 1366) can only be used on mainboards that have a backplate with screw threads for CPU cooler installation (such as the Intel reference backplate for Xeon 5500). The cooler is thus incompatible with Xeon 3500 and Core i7 mainboards that don’t have such a backplate. Please choose our normal retail models with LGA1366 support (or NM-I3 kit) for these mainboards.
- There are two different types of ILM (Independent Loading Mechanism) for Intel’s LGA2011 based Xeon CPUs: Square ILM with 80x80mm hole spacing and Narrow ILM with 56x94mm hole spacing. The mounting system of the NH-U12DX i4/NH-U9DX i4 is fully compatible with both types.
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