On Saturday, cooling specialist Noctua began to tease a totally new vary of CPU coolers. This is huge information for PC lovers, as over latest years CPU air cooling has seen glacial progress, with most opponents having optimised their designs years in the past. Furthermore, Noctua designs may need been a little bit of a monetary stretch for some when deciding easy methods to allocate funds for a construct. The newly teased ‘Redux’ line would possibly due to this fact shake issues up a bit.
Noctua describes its Redux product(s) as “An award-winning, proven CPU cooler, reduced to the essentials. #comingsoon #noctua #redux”. There is a small accompanying image which reveals the highest of a tower-style CPU cooler. In the picture you’ll be able to see warmth pipes poking via the highest, flanking the brand new branding ‘Redux by Noctua’, however the picture is cropped in order that there could also be additional warmth pips not proven within the shot. The symmetry make it seems like there will likely be eight warmth pipe ends if we may see the complete prime of the cooler – for 4 heatpipes threaded via a finned aluminium cooling block.
On one face of the tower cooler is a Noctua branded fan. This seems the identical color as one in all Noctua’s current Redux NF branded followers, a line which prices 30 to 40 per cent lower than the usual Noctua NF fan vary – maybe offering a clue to the worth discount the Redux CPU coolers will ship.
Currently, widespread CPU air coolers from Noctua, just like the NH-U12 or NH-D14 value about £55 and £70, respectively. If Redux variations can push these costs all the way down to £35 and £45, respectively, with out vital compromise, Noctua may tempt a brand new military of followers, who would usually by default go for a Cooler Master or Arctic mannequin priced on this accessible – important improve from inventory – finances area.
Of course, the proof of the pudding is within the consuming, and we eagerly await some Redux by Noctua merchandise to check towards rivals and earlier Noctua releases. While you might be right here it’s value a learn via Bit-Tech’s earlier Noctua CPU cooler evaluations.