noctua announced the launch of a new exclusive heatsink for AMD Ryzen 7000this is about the NH-L9a-AM5. This stands out for offering a low-profile design, making it ideal for building a very powerful gaming or professional team, as well as being compact.
According to the company, it is ideal for new CPUs 65W Ryzen 7000, but it is also capable of taming an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X. Of course, limited to a TDP up to 130W. Obviously it won’t do it at a low temperature, but operating within a safe range. Obviously, logic indicates its use only in the 65W Ryzen 7000. After this brief introduction, let’s take a closer look at what this CPU air cooler has to offer.
“The newly released 65W Ryzen 7000 CPUs from AMD are ideal for building small but very powerful systems, and our new NH-L9a-AM5 is the perfect cooler,” said Roland Mossig, CEO of Noctua.
“It can easily cool the new 7900, 7700 and 7600 CPUs at ultra-quiet speeds and offers plenty of headroom if customers want to push them beyond 65W – in fact, we’ve been running up to 130W on the Ryzen 7950X and 7900X.”
So is this new Noctua NH-L9a-AM5 / NH-L9a-AM5 chromax.black
As the name already suggests, yes, we have a chromax.black version and this indicates a version completely in black. This version is much more visually attractive, and this is because both the aluminum radiator, the copper heat pipes and the fan come in black. Although the Noctua desEsports Extrasis iconic, which combines the silver color of the aluminum, together with the fan with the “grandmother’s sash” color, on an aesthetic level it does not match the current hardware configurations.
Thus, we come across a refrigeration system with dimensions of 114 x 92 x 37mm high with the fan already installed (23mm without fan). Its aluminum radiator is traversed by means of two 6 mm thick copper heat pipes. This in turn is cooled by means of a fan Noctua NF-A9x14 HS-PWM. This is capable of reaching a maximum turning speed of 2,500RPM generating an air flow 57.4 CFM with a maximum loudness of 23.6 dBA. On the other hand, thanks to its dimensions, it offers full compatibility with any RAM memory and graphics card.
Other information, availability and price
The rest of the information of the Noctua NH-L9a-AM5 it is completed with an LNA adapter to reduce the speed of the fan and with it the sound. We continue with its SecuFirm2 mounting system, and the support of none other than 6 year warranty.
These refrigeration systems are now available for purchase at a recommended price of 49.90 euros for the “grandmother’s girdle” variant, while for 61.64 euros You can purchase its version completely in black. It is evident that the price difference is very high for a change of color. So it will depend on the budget, and the needs of each user, to opt for one or the other option.
Along with this heatsink, Noctua sells the NA-FD1. In essence, it is designed as a conduit for refrigeration. In essence, it is like a foam that allows you to create a “wind tunnel“. The idea is to channel the fresh air intake from the chassis panel. That is, thinking of a small chassis, with this we create a tunnel so that the air that the cooling system sucks come from abroad. By not taking it from the inside, there is a thermal advantage.
According to the company, this allows improve the temperature by up to 5ºC. Its price is 17 euros, so perhaps it will be more interesting to invest in a thermal compound unless there are already temperature problems.