Noctua at Computex 2011Vienna, June 8th 2011 - Last week's Computex Taipei trade show saw the first public showing of upcoming Noctua products such as the unique Focused Flow™ fan, the SecuFirm2™ mounting system for LGA2011 as well as a new low profile cooler. In addition to these upcoming products, Noctua also gave an exclusive insight on some development projects by showing several prototypes for novel heatsink designs.
First of all, we've used this year's edition of Asia's most important IT fair to present our upcoming Focused Flow™ fan, whose unique set of innovative features was much lauded by the international press. Teaming up eleven stator guide vanes with a specially conceived seven blade impeller, the Focused Flow™ system creates outstanding static pressure and focuses the airflow for superior performance on heatsinks and radiators. At the same time, second generation SSO-Bearings, our new, custom designed PWM IC and a wide range of advanced aerodynamic design measures guarantee astounding quietness of operation. For instance, the fan's stator guide vanes are set out in Varying Angular Distance in order to spread the noise emission over a broader frequency spectrum and thus make the fan's sound pattern less obtrusive to the human ear.
Secondly, we've displayed an upcoming low-profile dual fan cooler designed for use in small form factor cases and HTPC environments. With its flexible 120mm/92mm dual fan setup, the cooler can be configured either for full performance in dual fan mode or extra-low profile (66mm) with the top fan removed.
With Intel's Sandy Bridge-E (LGA2011) platform just around the corner, we've also displayed our mounting mechanism for the new socket. Using the proven, time-tested SecuFirm2™ system, the new mounting will be backwards compatible with all Noctua coolers since 2005 and will be supplied to customers free of charge after providing a proof of purchase. The upgrade kit will be available when the new platform is launched in Q4 2011.
The range of prototypes displayed at the show includes a new 140mm dual tower with recessed fins for improved compatibility and a new, alternating fin design for reduced airflow resistance and better performance.
The development projects that are still in an earlier stage include a top-of-the-range downdraft cooler with 7 heatpipes and 20% more surface area than the award-winning NH-D14 as well as a slim tower design for one or two 140mm fans. Another new project revolves around an 8 heatpipe triple stack design that allows making use of the airflow of two fans more efficiently than previous dual tower designs.
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