Not a single day goes by when we don’t see Intel’s 12th Generation Core ‘Alder Lake’ processors in the news, and since they are expected to be launched in the next month it seems that many of Intel’s partners and other manufacturers are gearing for the launch as well.
In the latest news, Noctua has introduced its new all-black cooling system for CPUs in the LGA1700 form factor. This new Noctua NH-U12A chromax.the black cooler is said to bring together high performance along with quiet operation and a color scheme that better fits with most build themes than the company’s typical beige and brown aesthetics.
Noctua’s NH-U12A chromax. black is a classic high-performance air cooler for CPUs featuring a large aluminium heatsink, a copper base, seven thick heat pipes, and two 120-mm NX-A12x25 PWM fans. The cooler weighs around 1220 grams when equipped with fans and is 158 mm tall.
According to official reports, the NH-U12A chromax. black features Noctua’s SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system, compatible with all modern Intel sockets including LGA1700, LGA1200, LGA115x, LGA2011, LGA2066, and most AMD sockets such as AM4, AM3, AM2, FM1, FM2.
“We are aware of how eagerly our customers have been waiting for these products and we would have loved to get them out earlier, but first we had to spend some extra time to make sure that we can exactly match the performance of the brown fans, and then things were further delayed by various supply chain issues due to the global pandemic. With products that have been fine-tuned to the most minute details, seemingly simple things like creating a different color version can end [up] being surprisingly tricky, but now with all of that out of the way, we are excited to finally be able to offer these long-awaited products to our customers”
The NH-U12A chromax.black CPU is available now directly from the company for $119.90/€119.90. The NF-A12x25chromax.black.swap 120-mm PWM fan costs $32.90/32.90 and the covers cost $19.90/€19.90.