Noctua are a company that need little introduction. Based in Austria, they are one of the biggest companies that produce quality cooling solutions for desktop and server computers. Their CPU cooling line-up over the past 2-3 years have included the NHU12F, NH-U12P, NH-C12P, which in themselves are multi-award winning products.
With the advent of the new Intel i7 chip, the cooling firms are gradually bringing out CPU coolers to accommodate this new platform. One of the first companies to bring us an i7 ready cooler is Noctua. Noctua have taken all the qualities of the NH-U12P, designed a new fitting kit - SecuFirm2, included an additional fan and brought us the NH-U12P SE1366.
The Intel i7 chips have a reputation for getting extremely hot whilst under load, so the NH-U12P SE1366 will need to be very effective in dissipating that extreme heat. We look forward in anticipation at how well this cooler will work against some other coolers currently on the market; it will be interesting to see just how far we can push the i7 in our overclocking test also. So over the page and we can begin.