|Type||Fan & Heatsinks|
|Compatibility||Intel LGA2011 (Square ILM), LGA115x (LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150) & AMD (AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+, backplate required)|
|RPM||1500 RPM (Fan without Adapter) 1200 RPM (with L.N.A.)|
|Air Flow||140.20 m3/h (Fan without Adapter) 115.50 m3/h (with L.N.A.)|
|Noise Level||24.60 dB(A) (Fan without Adapter) 19.20 dB(A) (with L.N.A.)|
|Power Connector||4 Pin|
|Heatsink Material||Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Fan Dimensions||140.00 x 150.00 x 25.00mm|
Succeeding the award-winning NH-D14 cooler, the Noctua NH-D15 sets a new standard in high-end CPU coolers, with sophisticated design and superb quality components. This flagship CPU cooler adopts powerful dual tower architecture, and two premium-grade NF-A15 140mm fans with PWM support for automatic speed control. The heatsink fin stack is wider and the heatpipes are spaced further apart than that of the predecessor NH-D14, delivering better efficiency and more uniform dissipation. The included NT-H1 thermal grease is also professional grade with maximum heat conductivity and ease of application. Plus, the SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system is compatible with both AMD and Intel platforms, of previous, current and even future generation, making it a solid investment that can live on till your next two or three builds.
Based on the Award-Winning NH-D14
Noctua’s NH-D14 has received more than 350 awards and recommendations from leading international hardware websites and magazines, making it one of the most successful premium heatsinks ever built. With its expanded layout and dual NF-A15 fans, the NH-D15 further improves the D14’s much acclaimed quiet cooling performance.
Six Heatpipe Dual Tower Design
As compared to conventional single tower heatinks, the NH-D15’s fine-tuned six heatpipe dual tower design provides more surface area, better heat-distribution and superior airflow efficiency in dual fan mode.
Widened Fin Stack and Expanded Heatpipe Layout
Compared to the NH-D14, the NH-D15’s fin-stack has been widened from 140 to 150mm and its heatpipes are now spaced further apart, which allows for a more uniform heat distribution over a larger surface area and thus contributes to the NH-D15’s superior efficiency.
High RAM Compatibility in Single Fan Mode
Thanks to its recessed lower fins, the NH-D15 provides 64mm clearance for tall memory heatsinks in single fan mode, making it compatible with most high end RAM modules on the market. In dual fan mode, the NH-D15 should be used with standard height RAM (up to 32mm). (In chassis with more than 165mm CPU cooler clearance, the front fan can be moved upwards to make room for memory modules taller than 32mm.)
Dual NF-A15 140mm Fans
The NH-D15 features two of Noctua’s premium class NF-A15 140mm fans. Complying with Noctua’s AAO standard and featuring sophisticated aerodynamic design measures such as Flow Acceleration Channels, the NF-A15 has quickly built up a reputation as one of the best 140mm fans on the market.
PWM Support and Low-Noise Adaptor
The NF-A15 premium fans supplied with the NH-D15 support PWM for convenient automatic speed control through the mainboard. In addition, the maximum fan speed can be reduced from 1500 to 1200rpm using the supplied Low-Noise Adaptor for even quieter operation.
Excellent Component Cooling
Extending below the fin-stacks, the large NF-A15 fans not only contribute to the NH-D15’s superb CPU cooling capabilities but also provide massive airflow over surrounding motherboard components and heatsinks, thus ensuring excellent component cooling performance.
SecuFirm2 Mounting System
Noctua’s SecuFirm2 mounting systems have become synonymous with quality, safety and ease of use. Supporting Intel LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156), LGA2011 and AMD (AM3(+), AM2(+), FM1, FM2(+)), the SecuFirm2 mounting included with the NH-D15 guarantees perfect contact pressure and maximum convenience on all current sockets.
Compatibility with Past and Future sockets
Complying with the open SecuFirm standard, the NH-D15 can be made compatible with the older LGA1366 and LGA775 sockets using the optional NM-I3 mounting kit, which is provided by Noctua free of charge. If technically possible, Noctua will also provide upgrade kits for future sockets.
NT-H1 Thermal Compound
Having received more than 100 awards and recommendations from hardware journalists around the world, Noctua’s NT-H1 is a proven professional grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease of use and outstanding reliability.