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Noctua Releases New Low-profile Ryzen AM5 CPU Cooler: NH-L9a

In a press release today, Noctua details a new low-profile AMD Ryzen CPU cooler that comes in at just 37mm. We look at the specifications at what it’s capable of on paper.
by Andy Cresswell -
Noctua Releases New Low-profile Ryzen AM5 CPU Cooler: NH-L9a

If you don’t already know about Noctua’s NH-D15 CPU cooler then, all you need to know is it’s one heck of a cooling machine for a CPU air cooler, so, you can imagine when a press release hit our inboxes today, our interest was peaked.

Noctua’s NH-L9a will be available in two options. The first will be the regular NH-L9a which comes with regular metal heatsinks and the branded Noctua fans we have all come to love over the years. The second is the NH-L9a-AM5 chromax.black which comes with a black metal CPU heatsink and black fans too.

So, what’s this AMD ryzen low-profile cooler all about?

Noctua NH-L9a-AM5 Specifications
NSPR61
Socket CompatAM5 Only
Material Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Fan IncludedNF-A9x14 PWM premium fan
Warranty6 Years
Height without fan23mm
Width without fan114mm
Depth without fan92mm
Height with fan37mm
Width with fan114mm
Depth with fan92mm

Coming in at a height of only 37mm (3.7cm), the NH-L9a CPU cooler looks set to be a solid choice for compact builds. In their press release today, they state;

“AMD’s just-released 65W Ryzen CPUs are ideal for building small yet highly powerful systems, and our new NH-L9a-AM5 is the perfect cooler to match”, explains Roland Mossig (CEO). “It can easily cool the new 7900, 7700 and 7600 at ultra-quiet fan speeds and offers plenty of headroom if customers want to push them beyond 65W – we’ve actually been running up to 130W on the Ryzen 7950X and 7900X!”

So it seems, while they are underquoting what these units are capable of on paper, they are not afraid to shout about the possibilities outside the specifications.

The Noctua NH-L9a-AM5 is priced at EUR 49.90 / USD 44.90 and the Noctua NH-L9a-AM5 chromax.black is priced at EUR 59.90 / USD 54.90. Both are available to buy now from selected retailers.

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Andy Cresswell

PerformancePSU Editor

Andy is the Founder & Editor of PerformancePSU with over 25 years of experience building custom PCs, watercooling and overclocking. When his thirst for more speed is under control, he is a programmer and father of one.
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