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Passive Noctua NH-P1 CPU heatsink – Perfect CPU cooler !

Last Updated on 2 months by D.Fili

The Noctua NH-P1 functions a absolutely fanless design, and even though there is no official statement on its TDP rating yet, we saw the concept cooler at Computex maintaining an Intel Core i9-9900K cooled down in a test system. The 9900K for reference has a PL1 rating of 95 W, and a PL2 rating of 210 W, so we know it has some significant cooling potential for a passive cooler.Noctua NH-P1

As along with other Noctua CPU coolers, NH-P1 includes its SecuFirm2+ mounting system which is works with Intel’s LGA1200, LGA115x, and LGA1200xx sockets, and also allows support for AMD’s AM4, AM3+, AM3, AM2, and FM2 sockets. The better essentials of the design are currently unclear, but Noctua does supply a tube of its latest NT-H2 thermal paste with it, as well as a limited six-year warranty. Noctua does not suggest overclocking due to the reasonably limited cooling properties of a passive design, but it can also be used with Noctua’s fans, with grooves that allow users to add fans with its retention brackets.Noctua NH-P1

At the time of posting, Newegg has pulled the listing from its site, which means it could have jumped the gun, but we do expect the Noctua NH-P1 to be introduced imminently. The Newegg listing had the Noctua NH-P1 at $100, which implies it’s not going to be inexpensive, but it targets a niche marketplace.Noctua NH-P1


Fanless cooling doesn’t only have the advantage of being completely silent: if you’re relying on natural convection only and don’t have case fans pushing air through a case, less dust will accumulate in filters or inside the system. Last but not least, with no moving parts such as fans or pumps that could possibly fail, the NH-P1 is as fail-proof as it can be. Photo: Noctua

Noctua’s SecuFirm2™ mounting systems have become synonymous with quality, safety and easy installation. Torx-based, the professional SecuFirm2+ version with its included screwdriver provides even better handling and durability. Socket support includes Intel LGA1200, LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156) and LGA20xx (LGA2066, LGA2011-0, LGA2011-3), as well as AMD AM4, AM3(+), AM2(+), FM2(+) and FM1.

Socket compatibility
Intel LGA2066, LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3 (Square ILM), LGA1200, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate required), AM4
Height (without fan)
158 mm
Width (without fan)
154 mm
Depth (without fan)
152 mm
Weight (without fan)
1180 g
Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Max. TDP
see NSPR
Fan compatibility
Scope of delivery
  • NH-P1 heatsink
  • SecuFirm2+™ multi-socket mounting system
  • NT-H2 high-grade thermal compound
  • NA-CW1 cleaning wipe
  • NM-SD1 screwdriver
  • Fan clips for optional 120mm fan
  • Noctua Metal Case-Badge
6 Years

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