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The NH-U12S is the latest 12cm model of Noctua’s classic U-series single tower CPU coolers, which have received more than 400 awards and recommendations from the international press. The S-version’s 45mm slim shape guarantees 100% compatibility with tall RAM modules and at the same time, its fine-tuned design and the class-leading NF-F12 FocusedFlow™ fan with PWM support for fully automatic speed control allow it to further improve its predecessor’s renowned quiet cooling performance. Topped off with the trusted, pro-grade SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system, Noctua’s proven NT-H1 thermal compound and full 6 years manufacturer’s warranty, the NH-U12S is a complete premium quality solution that combines outstanding performance, quiet operation and excellent compatibility.

Socket compatibilityIntel LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3(Square ILM), LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate required)
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 (without fan)580 g
Weight (with fan)755 g
MaterialCopper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Max. TDPsee TDP guide
Fan compatibility120x120x25
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
  • Warranty6 Years

    Fan specifications
    ModelNoctua NF-F12 PWM
    Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)1500 RPM
    Max. Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)1200 RPM
    Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%)300 RPM
    Max. Airflow93,4 m³/h
    Max. Airflow with L.N.A.74,3 m³/h
    Max. Acoustical Noise22,4 dB(A)
    Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.18,6 dB(A)
    Input Power0,6 W
    Voltage Range12 V
    MTBF> 150.000 h

    05.10.2015 - NH-D15S
    Test verdict: "El NH-D15S se convierte, por derecho propio, en el disipador de mejores prestaciones que ha pasado por nuestro laboratorio y sin duda en mi recomendación personal para cualquiera que necesite un disipador silencioso y potente." (Javier Rodríguez,

    04.10.2015 - NH-U9S
    Test verdict: "Dwa nowe schładzacze firmy Noctua zasłużyły na słowa uznania. Austriacki producent po raz kolejny przygotował urządzenia, które są doskonale wykonane i zapewniają pełną kompatybilność z najnowszymi procesorami oraz płytami głównymi m-ATX." (Marcin Jankowski,

    04.10.2015 - NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM
    Test verdict: "Wer also das nötige Kleingeld übrig hat, sollte gleich zum Besten greifen und nach einer passenden Lösung suchen. Wenn man bei der hohen Leistung bleiben will, sind die Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM eine perfekte Alternative, da diese um Einiges leiser sind und trotzdem eine brachiale Leistung bieten." (Rene Ruf,

    02.10.2015 - NH-U9S
    Test verdict: "When building a small from factor rig, the user will have to make those important choices. Luckily the NH-U9S does a pretty great job while staying tiny. We can definitely see it being a solid choice for those looking to build a nice tiny but powerful computer." (Craig O Sullivan,