What simply occurred? Austrian-based cooling specialist Noctua has introduced a brand new addition to its NH-L9 line of low-profile CPU coolers. The NH-L9a-AM5 and NH-L9a-AM5 chromax.black had been designed particularly to be used with AMD’s new 65W CPUs, the Ryzen 5 7600, the Ryzen 7 7700 and the Ryzen 9 7900.
The low profile coolers measure simply 37mm tall and don’t encroach on RAM or PCIe zones. Even with tightly-packed mini ITX boards, near-socket connector entry shouldn’t be a problem.
The heatsink comes outfitted with Noctua’s NF-A9x14 92mm fan, which helps absolutely automated PWM velocity management. With the included low noise adapter, the fan generates simply 13.5 dB of noise (or 19.9 dB with out the adapter). Patrons additionally get a tube of Noctua’s personal NT-H1 thermal compound with their buy.
The NH-L9a-AM5 is obtainable in two configurations. The standard model makes use of a copper base and heatpipes together with aluminum fins and nickel plating plus Noctua’s acquainted cream and brown coloured fan. The chromax.black variant is an all-black model of the identical for a stealthier look.
Our personal Steven Walton lately took a have a look at all three new AMD processors and put their inventory cooling options to the check. The 7600 with the Wraith Stealth peaked at a toasty 97c whereas the 7700 and 7900 with their improved Wraith Prism cooler solely hit 79c. Noctua makes no claims for its new low-profile coolers however CEO Roland Mossig stated they’ve been operating them at as much as 130W on the Ryzen 7950X and 7900X.
If you’re out there for a low-profile cooler to be used in a small type issue chassis or different customized construct, Noctua’s newest are actually price a glance. They’ve been turning out top-notch coolers since 2005 and lately claimed a number of spots in our best CPU cooler roundup.
Each can be found from right this moment by way of Noctua’s official Amazon retailer and are available backed by a six-year guarantee. Pricing is about at $44.95 for the usual variant and $54.95 for the blacked out mannequin.