Conclusion: The Noctua NH-U12P performs admirably well. You can run the NH-U12P without fans and still get very good cooling performance, but you’ve got to remember to have good airflow in your case to achieve this. Not everyone will see the same results as I achieved in my testing.
Pros: Decent cooling performance, Fairly easy to install, Very well made
Cons: Back plate is rather thick, Not much difference using one or two fans
Summary: Noctua NH-U12P is a CPU cooler with excellent performance, being also very quiet. Its performance was compatible to some of the best coolers we tested, like
, and does not keep it behind even to
. In terms of noise level, it was also one of the quietest in our recent reviews.
Conclusion: I hate to sound like a broken record, but Noctua just doesn't miss a beat. Their socket 775 brackets set the golden bar for their competitors. I didn't think they could improve them but they somehow managed to make them easier to use.
Conclusion: While the Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 was not the top performer today, it did quite well. Keep in mind that the Cooler Master V10 is a whopping $140 USD currently. This is over $50 USD more than the Noctua.
Conclusion: The Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 performed as expected, producing the stellar cooling performance that we expect from Noctua coolers. With the ability to add a second Noctua NF-P12 fan, you can improve your cooling performance by a few more degrees.
Conclusion: This is a superb cpu cooler like the previous Noctua coolers we have looked at. What amazes me everytime is that the cooler runs so silent and is still able to perform this well. It ourperforms the competition even though this time we only had a stock cooler to compete with.
Summary: Ever since the first Noctua coolers we've tested way back in 2005, we've been eagerly waiting for their next one. Well, I'm glad the wait is over ... and it didn't disappoint either.In fact, I was extremely pleased with the thermal performance of the Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 CPU cooler.
Pros: - Very good thermal performance, - Supports Intel LGA1366, - NT-H1 Thermal compound included, - Extremely quiet, - 2 types of low-noise adaptors, - 2 x NF-P12 120mm super quiet fans, - Easy to install
Cons: - Expensive, - Only one fan can be used on certain motherboards
Summary: While installing the Noctua NH-U12P cooler, I was impressed by the high quality of the components and the heatsink. There are some coolers which are not designed as well leaving some uncertainty as to whether you installed the CPU Cooler correctly.
Excerpt: Noctua has released their first cooler for the Intel 1366 processor in the form of the NH-U12P SE. The U12P-SE is a revamped version of the U12P which was one of the best performance coolers we had ever tested at Pro-Clockers.