Noctua NH-P1 Fanless CPU Cooler Officially Available Today

Source: Noctua Noctua NH-P1 Fanless CPU Cooler Officially Available Today

It’s official: Noctua has released their NH-P1 passive CPU cooler for retail sales a week after Newegg’s listing went up prematurely. There’s even a press release! The suggested retail price for the NH-P1 is $109.90, and this long-awaited release is accompanied by the optional NF-A12x25 LS-PWM Ultra Quiet Silent Fan at $29.90. Links helpfully provided below!

The NH-P1 isn’t just a regular heatsink without a fan: featuring much thicker, much more widely spaced fins, it achieves both the mass and the minimal airflow resistance that are required in order to excel in natural convection cooling. In fully optimised fanless systems, the NH-P1 is capable of cooling high-end CPUs with low to moderate heat dissipation using natural convection only (see setup guidelines and CPU compatibility list). This makes it ideal for powerful builds that have no moving parts and run absolutely silent. Topped off with the new, Torx-based SecuFirm2+ mounting system, Noctua’s award-winning NT-H2 thermal compound and a 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, the NH-P1 is the ideal cornerstone for premium-grade fanless or semi-passive builds.

A pair of YouTube videos accompany today’s release, with the official Noctua NH-P1 product video embedded below:

The full specifications are now available, directly from Noctua’s product page:

  • Socket compatibility:
    • Intel LGA2066, LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3 (Square ILM), LGA1200, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150
    • AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate required), AM4
  • Dimensions:
    • 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), aluminium (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

As my finger wavers over the “add to cart” button, I wonder if this release will tempt enthusiasts into trying a first passive build. I guess the better question is, will it become as ubiquitous as a KalmX GPU in passive build photos henceforth?

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1 Comment

  1. BigTed

    I’d be really interested to see this pitted against the NH-D15, both with and without fans. The P1 appears to be around 18% heavier, but has those strange thick but less densely spaced fins.

    Come on Noctua, sample PCPer a review unit! Also, I’d rather have a McLaren P1.


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