Close-up photograph of the Noctua NH-P1, a hefty and completely fanless CPU cooler.

Noctua launches NH-P1, a completely fanless CPU cooler

Austrian hardware brand Noctua, known for their iconic fans, has finally brought to life their NH-P1. This completely fanless CPU cooler was shown as early as Computex 2019, but launched earlier this week — roughly two years later. The quite formidable and fully metal cooling block retails at 109.90 dollars.

The Noctua NH-P1 isn’t intended for any high-end CPUs, rather focussing to complete already solid fanless builds. Noctua refrained from listing any TDP the cooler would handle, but the company does offer a list of CPU compatibility

For some CPUs, the addition of a small fan might be recommended. Users are able to stick basically any 120 mm case fan to the NH-P1, by using the included metal clips. Barring some spicier CPUs, the fan probably wouldn’t have to be spinning all the time. Still, it’s probably best off in a case with great airflow already — or ones that have little need for one to begin with.

Product photo of the Noctua NH-P1 fanless CPU cooler.

The cooling block itself consists of six copper heatpipes, and thirteen quite sizable aluminium fins. Instead of just pressing the two components together, Noctua solders the heatpipes to the fins, increasing heat dissipation effectiveness. The entire product is nickel plated, as well. Noctua promises six years of product warranty on the NH-P1, not unlike any other Noctua cooler. 

All in all, it’s a testament to Noctua’s prowess when it comes to cooling blocks. Sure, it might not fit every type of build, but it’s a statement, alright. And this one comes from a brand we hold near and dear to our hearts. Just check out our list of the Best Case Fans or Best Air-Based CPU Coolers — Noctua is featured prominently in anything air cooling.  

Local availability on the Noctua NH-P1 might vary, but usually has a centralized listing up. As of writing, the pricing is exactly at Noctua’s MSRP of 109.99 dollars.

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