Over at last week's Computex show, Noctua teased its fifth-generation NH-U12 cooler. This product will adopt the new NF-A12x25 120mm fan, you can expect it towards the end of 2018 or early 2019.
Having released the long-awaited next-generation NF-A12x25 120mm fan in May, Noctua is going to make good use of this model in many of its upcoming products. The first example is the 5th generation of the award-winning NH-U12 series CPU cooler, which will use two of the new fans in a push/pull dual fan configuration as well as a heatsink with 7 heatpipes and 37% more surface area. In a live performance demonstration, the new cooler was pitted against the current flagship model at a heat load of 220W and showed near identical performance, despite being much smaller in size than the big dual-tower cooler, which will guarantee excellent RAM, PCIe and case compatibility. The new NH-U12 series cooler is currently scheduled for release in late 2018 or early 2019.