Noctua today announced it has added two new products to its DX line of Intel Xeon CPU coolers. The new models, NH-U12DX 1366 and NH-U9DX 1366, are designed to be drop-in replacements for the stock Intel coolers and are one way to significantly reduce the noise levels of high-end workstations and servers.
The coolers come equipped with the Noctua NF-P12 and NF-B9 fans and Noctua's own NT-H1 thermal compound. The NH-U12DX 1366 is the larger of the two and is ideal for applications such as audiovideo and CAD workstations where sound levels are more critical. The smaller NH-U9DX 1366 fits in standard 4U chassis and is more suited toward server applications. Both units make use of copper heatpipes and base mated to aluminum fins which can support two fans and also feature Noctua's SecureFirm2 mounting system for Xeon 5500 series processors and are designed for system integrators as well as less-technically oriented users looking to quiet their systems.
Noctua has announced immediate availability for both models at recommended retail prices of EUR 56.90/USD 64.90 (NH-U12DX 1366) and EUR 46.90/USD 54.90 (NH-U9XDX 1366).