Noctua NH-P1 Passive CPU Cooler Appears Online
Noctua‘s long-awaited passive CPU cooler appears listed online on Newegg for $100. The Noctua NH-P1 is a fanless heatsink for 100% silent cooling. The NH-P1 fanless CPU cooler also supports semi-passive configuration as it supports a Noctua NF-A12x25 LS-PWM fan. The Noctua NH-P1 also uses the SecuFirm2+ mounting mechanism and supports mainstream AMD and Intel platforms. Noctua has been developing a passive CPU cooler since 2019. The world-renowned CPU cooling brand really took its time in launching the NH-P1. As of this writing, the Newegg listing of the NH-P1 fanless CPU cooler has been delisted but you can check out the listing using the wayback machine.
Noctua NH-P1 Passive CPU Cooler
The NH-P1 is Noctua’s first passive CPU cooler and has been custom-designed for fanless operation from the ground up: in enclosures with good natural convection, its six heat pipes and thick, widely spaced heatsink fins enable it to cool modern high-end CPUs with low to moderate heat dissipation completely passively.
For further enhanced performance or semi-passive setups that only spin up their fans when necessary, the NH-P1 can be outfitted with a low-speed, ultra-quiet 120mm fan such as the NF-A12x25 LS-PWM. Topped off with the professional Torx-based SecuFirm2+ mounting system, Noctua’s award-winning Noctua NT-H2 thermal compound, and a 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, the Noctua NH-P1 is the ideal cornerstone for premium-grade fanless or semi-passive builds.
Caution from Noctua:
While the NH-P1 provides first-rate performance for a passive cooler, it is not suitable for overclocking or CPUs that create high heat loads. Please note that the TDP (Thermal Design Power) rating or amount of heat dissipation that the cooler can handle not only depends on the chassis and various other factors such as ambient temperature or other components inside the system, but also generally varies from CPU model to CPU model.
Please also note that the NH-P1 strictly requires either a fanless PC case with good natural convection, an open benchtable-type setup, or a PC case with fans in order to achieve its full performance. We offer a list of recommended cases for completely fanless systems using the NH-P1. If necessary, Noctua recommends adding a near-inaudible 120mm fan like the NF-A12x25 LS-PWM to the heatsink for improved performance headroom.
As of this writing, the Noctua NH-P1 fanless CPU cooler is not yet listed on Noctua’s website. No official press release regarding pricing and availability as well.