On Saturday, cooling specialist Noctua started to tease a very new vary of CPU coolers. That is massive information for PC fans, as over current years CPU air cooling has seen glacial progress, with most rivals having optimised their designs years in the past. Moreover, Noctua designs might need been a little bit of a monetary stretch for some when deciding find out how to allocate funds for a construct. The newly teased ‘Redux’ line may subsequently shake issues up a bit.
Noctua describes its Redux product(s) as “An award-winning, confirmed CPU cooler, diminished to the necessities. #comingsoon #noctua #redux”. There’s a small accompanying image which reveals the highest of a tower-style CPU cooler. Within the picture you may see warmth pipes poking by 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 can be eight warmth pipe ends if we may see the total high of the cooler – for 4 heatpipes threaded by a finned aluminium cooling block.
On one face of the tower cooler is a Noctua branded fan. This seems the identical color as considered one of Noctua’s present 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.
Presently, common 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 right 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 Grasp or Arctic mannequin priced on this accessible – important improve from inventory – finances area.
In fact, 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. When you are right here it’s price a learn by Bit-Tech’s previous Noctua CPU cooler reviews.