Cool Over Several Generations
Noctua have retired the NH-D14 with the release of their next generation cooler, the NH-D15. They’ve kept the dual 140mm NF-A15 PWM fans and the massive size, the NH-D15 weighs in at 1320g and stands 160mm tall, 150mm wide and 135mm deep, slightly larger once you install both fans. The SecuFirm2 mounting solution is compatible with a wide variety of sockets, both AMD and Intel as far back as LGA1150 and FM1.
There is a six year warranty on the cooler and the fans are rated for an lifetime of 150,000 hours so even after a few years of hard work you can still count on the NH-D15 to cool your system. As with the previous generations the cooler is designed to provide enough clearance for DIMMs with tall heatsinks so you shouldn’t run into any mounting issues.
Neoseeker took a look at the performance of Noctua’s refreshed cooler, testing it with an Intel i5-9600K running at 4.5GHz on all cores. Check out the results as well as more detailed pictures in their review.
The Noctua NH-D15 truly is the successor to the venerable NH-D14. The NF-A15 PWM fans operate very quietly, even more so with the low-noise adapters. The heat sink will last you for years to come thanks to the SecuFirm2 mounting kit, with Noctua offering both past and future CPU socket support. A six year warranty paired with a greater than 150,000 hour MTTF on the fans means this CPU cooler should last you a long time!