Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler Result
Conclusion and overall impression …
With the NH-D15 Noctua is truly a masterpiece succeeded ! Seamless it builds on the success of its predecessor, and can even extend its lead. Even at all the small points, the manufacturer is thinking about, how to help the user with the installation. The processing is an example for a really good work and each buyer knows what he spent his money for. In operation the cooler convinced and can also cool power-hungry overclocked processors effectively. We are wondering what Noctua comes up with next. In any case, they have raised the bar very high.
Hint: In the interactive Fit for Fan guide you can virtually check each cooler on different motherboards, the Noctua NH-D15 will be added with the next update as well.
With this great result, Noctua NH-D15 achieved our OCinside.de Overclocking Dream Award 08/2014.
* A direct comparison to our previously tested coolers is not possible, because the test system has changed fundamentally in the meantime. Nevertheless our CPU coolerchart* is here again with a comprehensive CPU cooler comparison.
The sound of this cooler:
Here is a MP3 recording of the Noctua NH-D15 with both fans at full speed:
Here is a MP3 recording of the Noctua NH-D15 with one fan at full speed:
Here is a MP3 recording of the Noctua NH-D15 with both fans at lower speed:
Here is a MP3 recording of the Noctua NH-D15 with one fan at lower speed:
To compare the cooler sound:
Here is a MP3 recording of the Xigmatek Prime SD1484 cooler with two fans at full speed:
Here is a MP3 recording of the Cooler Master Eisberg Prestige 240L water cooler at full speed:
And then listen to the start of a Asetek Vapochill LS compressor cooler: