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Noctua NH-U12S TR4-SP3 Review

Rating: 7.5.

As the name suggests, Noctua' NH-U12S TR4-SP3 is essentially an updated version of the U12S that now supports Threadripper. Along with identical dimensions, it features some similarities to the standard NH-U12S, like the included Noctua NF-F12 fan, and included low noise adapter.

To match the larger Threadripper CPU, the contact surface has been increased to 70x56mm – but the NH-U12S TR4-SP3's cost has also been increased to £73.99. This does beg the question: with only a change of mounting, has Noctua done enough to justify this new price?

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  • Model: NH-U12S TR4-SP3
  • Heat Sink Material: Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminum (cooling fins)
  • Included Fans: Noctua NF-F12 PWM
  • Fan Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25mm
  • Fan Speed: 1,500 RPM @100% PWM
  • Fan Noise Level: 22.4 dBa @100%
  • Fan Connector: 4-Pin (PWM)
  • Fan Weight: 870 g
  • Warranty: 6 years
  • AMD socket compatibility: AMD TR4
  • Heat Sink Weight:  695g
  • Heat Sink Dimensions (DxWxH) : 45 x 125 x 158 mm
  • Accessories: Low-Noise Adaptor

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