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  • Noctua
  • NH-U12S
  • 120x120x25
  • air


The NOCTUA NH U12S COOLING AIR CPU cooler is the latest 12cm model of Noctua’s classic single-tower CPU coolers, which have received over 400 awards and recommendations from the international press.

The slim 45mm S shape ensures 100% compatibility with tall RAM modules, while its precision design and class-leading NF-F12 Focused Flow™ fan with PWM support for automatic speed control enable further improved quiet cooling performance. famous for its predecessor.

The NH-U12S is a complete high-quality solution that combines outstanding performance, quiet operation and excellent compatibility.


Features of the NOCTUA NH U12S COOLING AIR

  • Award winning NH-U12 Series
    The NH-U12S is the latest version of the award-winning Noctua NH-U12 coolers. First introduced in 2005, the NH-U series has become the standard choice for high-quality, quiet CPU coolers and has received over 400 awards and recommendations from leading international hardware magazines and websites.
  • 100% RAM Compatibility
    With its slim design with a fin depth of just 45mm, the NH-U12S won’t burden the RAM slots even with two fans installed. This gives the user full access to the memory modules on all existing CPU sockets and ensures 100% compatibility with optional long heat exchangers or memory fans. *
  • Classic 120mm tower size for excellent overall compatibility
    Standing at 158mm tall, the NH-U12S is short enough to fit most modern, mid-range or high-end tower cases. Measuring 125mm (including the fan and fan clamps), the cooler stays clear of the top PCIe slot on most standard ATX or Micro-ATX motherboards, ensuring optimal compatibility with multi-GPU setups.
  • NF-F12 120mm Focused Flow Fan
    Recommended by over 150 hardware publications and thousands of enthusiasts worldwide, the high-quality Noctua NF-F12 Focused Flow™ 120mm Fan is known for its combination of superior static pressure, excellent heatsink performance, and impressively quiet operation.
  • PWM support and low noise converter
    The supplied NF-F12 120mm fan with NH-U12S PWM supports automatic speed control by the motherboard. In addition, the maximum fan speed can be reduced from 1,500 to 1,200 rpm with the supplied low-noise adapter for quieter operation.
  • Anti-vibration pads and fan clips for the second NF-F12 (optional)
    For users who want to achieve even better performance by adding an optional second NF-F12 fan to create a push/pull setup, the NH-U12S includes fan clamps and an additional set of specially designed anti-vibration pads that allow off-setting – adjust the rear fan by 5mm for improved performance. Acoustics in dual fan mode.
  • SecuFirm2™ mounting system
    Noctua’s SecuFirm2™ mounting systems have become synonymous with quality, safety and ease of installation. Support for Intel LGA1700 (since 2022), LGA1200, LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156), LGA20xx (LGA2066, LGA2011-0, LGA2011-3), as well as AMD AM4 and AM5 (since 2019) and embedded SecuFirm2™ installation The NH-U12S is easy to install, provides optimal contact pressure and will stand the test of time even under heavy use.
  • Compatibility with past and future intakes
    In compliance with the open SecuFirm™ standard, the NH-U12S can be made compatible with legacy LGA1366 and LGA775 sockets using the optional NM-I3 mounting kit, provided free of charge by Noctua. If technically feasible, Noctua will also provide upgrade kits for future sockets.
  • Thermal compound NT-H1
    Having received over 100 awards and recommendations from hardware journalists around the world, Noctua’s NT-H1 is a proven, professional-quality TIM solution that offers minimal thermal resistance, excellent ease of use, and superior reliability.
  • 6 year manufacturer’s warranty
    Noctua products are known for their excellent quality and longevity. Like all Noctua fans, the companion NF-F12 features an MTTF rating of over 150,000 hours and the entire NH-U12S package comes with a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty.




Noctua NH-U12S

Cooler Specification

  • Socket compatibility
    Intel LGA1700 (included since Q1 2022, older coolers require NM-i17xx-MP78), LGA1200, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150, LGA2066, LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3 (Square ILM) & AMD AM4, AM5 (included since 2019, older coolers require NM-AM4-UxS)
  • Height (without fan)
    158 mm
  • Width (without fan)
    125 mm
  • Depth (without fan)
    45 mm
  • Height (with fan)
    158 mm
  • Width (with fan)
    125 mm
  • Depth (with fan)
    71 mm
  • Weight (with fan)
    755 g
  • Material
    Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
  • NSPR
  • Max. TDP
    see NSPR
  • Fan compatibility
  • Scope of delivery
    NF-F12 PWM premium fan
    Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
    NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
    SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kit
    Anti-vibration pads and fan-clips for second NF-F12
    Noctua Metal Case-Badge
  • Warranty
    6 Years

FAN Specification

  • Model
    Noctua NF-F12 PWM
  • Bearing
  • Max. rotational speed (+/- 10%)
    1500 RPM
  • Max. rotational speed with L.N.A.(+/- 10%)
    1200 RPM
  • Min. rotational speed @ 20% PWM(+/-20%)
    300 RPM
  • Max. airflow
    93,4 m³/h
  • Max. airflow with L.N.A.
    74,3 m³/h
  • Max. acoustical noise
    22,4 dB(A)
  • Max. acoustical noise with L.N.A.
    18,6 dB(A)
  • Voltage range
    12 V
  • MTTF
    > 150.000 h

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  • Product details
  • Brand Noctua
    Model NH-U12S
    Size 120x120x25
    Type air


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