It’s official: Noctua has released their NH-P1 passive CPU cooler for retail sales a week after Newegg’s listing went up prematurely. There’s even a press release! The suggested retail price for the NH-P1 is $109.90, and this long-awaited release is accompanied by the optional NF-A12x25 LS-PWM Ultra Quiet Silent Fan at $29.90. Links helpfully provided below!
The NH-P1 isn’t just a regular heatsink without a fan: featuring much thicker, much more widely spaced fins, it achieves both the mass and the minimal airflow resistance that are required in order to excel in natural convection cooling. In fully optimised fanless systems, the NH-P1 is capable of cooling high-end CPUs with low to moderate heat dissipation using natural convection only (see setup guidelines and CPU compatibility list). This makes it ideal for powerful builds that have no moving parts and run absolutely silent. Topped off with the new, Torx-based SecuFirm2+ mounting system, Noctua’s award-winning NT-H2 thermal compound and a 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, the NH-P1 is the ideal cornerstone for premium-grade fanless or semi-passive builds.
A pair of YouTube videos accompany today’s release, with the official Noctua NH-P1 product video embedded below: