A couple of months ago I reviewed the Noctua NH-U12 heatsink, this cooler performed pretty well and was very silent. Today the firm informed me they've released a new processor cooler: the NH-U12P.
This new heatsink features the new NF-P12 fan from Noctua and ships with their new NT-H1 thermal compound.
While retaining the successful design and the well-proven SecuFirm
mounting system, the NH-U12P offers improved compatibility with
mainboards featuring very high chipset coolers thanks to its raised
fin-stack. The NH-U12P comes with SecuFirm mounting-kits for socket LGA
775, AM2 and AM2+. Mounting-kits for Intel Xeon CPUs are available on
Fitted with the high-grade thermal compound NT-H1 and the new NF-P12
fan, which has been specifically developed for high-impedance
applications like CPU cooling, the NH-U12P is a further improvement on
the award-winning performance of the NH-U12F. Due to the psycho-acoustic
optimizations of the NF-P12 fan, the NH-U12P provides the same degree of
quietness that has made the NH-U series so popular among Silent-PC
enthusiasts. The fan's well-proven SSO-Bearing guarantees maximum
long-term stability and in conjunction with the NT-H1 high-end thermal
compound, the NH-U12P is a quality package through and through, ensuring
excellent performance and outstanding quietness for many years.
The NH-U12P will be available on November 28th at a recommended retail
price of 56.90EUR ($64.90).