Austrian cooling specialist Noctua unveiled four new processor coolers today for the Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron server processors.
Optimized for use in dual
socket systems, the new DX (Dual Xeon) and DO (Dual Opteron) versions of
Noctua's highly successful NH-U12 and NH-U9 series introduce the premium
quality quiet cooling performance that has become synonymous with Noctua
to the world of professional workstations and servers.
"Maximum cooling performance at minimum noise levels and excellent
reliability can be particularly important when it comes to high-end
workstations and special server applications", explains Mag. Roland
Mossig, Noctua CEO. "Due to the ever-growing demand for our Xeon and
Socket F mounting kits, we decided to design new, customized versions of
our coolers that are completely tailor-made for use on Intel Xeon and
AMD Opteron systems, especially dual socket configurations. Enter the
Just to name a few examples of the customizations for server and
workstation usage, the NH-U12DX's and NH-U9DX's fin shape has been
modified so that two coolers form an air duct on Dual Xeon setups,
producing superior cooling performance at very low noise levels. Also,
the all new SecuFirm2™ mounting system for Socket 771 comes completely
pre-installed in order to ensure maximum convenience and extremely short
installation time. Fully compatible with the original Intel installation
system, the new NH-U12DX and NH-U9DX work as a simple drop-in
replacement for Intel's stock cooler.
Both the new DX series coolers and the NH-U12DO and NH-U9DO are fitted
with Noctua's renowned NF-P12 and NF-B9 fans as well as NT-H1 thermal
compound, making them complete premium quality packages that provide
outstanding quiet cooling performance for Intel or AMD based
workstations and servers.
Here's a photo of the stunning Noctua NH-U12DX which was designed for Intel Dual Xeon servers: