Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler Review

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Today we are going to look at an exciting new cooler from Noctua – the NH-D15. Unfortunately to some technical issues, our review of this has been delayed for some time now. The Noctua NH-D15 slots in at the top of their range of coolers – above the critically acclaimed NH-D14 which we dubbed the ‘Austrian Sandwich’.

Noctua are one of the most respected and admired manufacturers of high-end air cooling products in the market and have gathered a large following of enthusiasts across the globe.  They have persevered with their range of air coolers, bucking the market trend of ‘all-in-one’ liquid cooling.

IMG 68441 Noctua NH D15 CPU Cooler Review

Specification

  • Compatibility: Intel LGA2011/1155/1156/1150 andAMD FM1/FM2/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (backplate required)
  • Height (without fan): 165 mm
  • Width (without fan): 150 mm
  • Depth (without fan): 135 mm
  • Height (with fan): 165 mm
  • Width (with fan): 150 mm
  • Depth (with fan): 161 mm
  • Weight (without fan): 1000 g
  • Weight (with fans): 1320g
  • Material: Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
  • Fan compatibility: 140x150x25, 140x140x25, 120x120x25 (with 120mm mounting holes)
  • Fan Model: Two Noctua NF-A15
  • Fan Bearing: SSO2-Bearing
  • Fan Rotational Speed (±10%): 1500 RPM
  • Fan Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (±10%): 1200 RPM
  • Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, ±20%): 300 RPM
  • Max. Airflow: 82.5 CFM
  • Max. Airflow with L.N.A.: 67.9 CFM
  • Max. Acoustical Noise: 24.6 dB(A)
  • Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.: 19.2 dB(A)
  • Input Power: 1.56 W
  • Voltage Range: 12 V
  • MTBF: > 150.000 h
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Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler Review, 4.0 out of 5 based on 2 ratings
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  • Travis Christensen

    I’ve never liked Noctua heatsinks because they’re way too bulky. It’s a nice product don’t get me wrong.

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  • Jordan Crother

    Why is it being compared against the U14 which only has a single tower? Why isn’t it compared to the D14? I’m curious as to improvements in regards to cooling, not just form factor.

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