Noctua has launched an updated version of its NH-U12P CPU cooler that includes support of Intel's soon to be released Core i5/i7 Lynnfield processors. Dubbed the NH-U12P SE2, the new heatsink adds support for the Intel LGA1156 socket while maintaining compatibility with LGA1366, LGA775 and AM3 processors. Users wishing to use their existing NH-U12P cooler on LGA1156 socket motherboards can upgrade with a free mounting kit from Noctua.
Like the predecessor SE1366 model, the NH-U12P SE2 comes packaged with Noctua's NT-H1 thermal compound and two NF-P12 120mm fans. The cooler utilizes Noctua's SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system that now supports a full range of existing AMD and Intel processors and continues the tradition of the NH-U12P cooler that has received more than 150 awards and recommendations from publications and web sites that began with the LGA 775 version.
The NH-U12P SE2 will be available in stores in mid September at a recommended retail price of EUR 56.90 / USD 64.90.