Noctua NH-D14

  • Noctua NH-D14
91
Based on 45 scores, 118 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    38
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Very cool.
  • Remains quiet even under load & overclock.
  • Easy instructions.

Cons:

  • Too big.
  • Sharp edges on cooling fins.

Expert reviews and ratings

By BeHardware on -

At the end of this roundup, two models stand out:- The Thermalright Silver Arrow- The Noctua NH-U12P SE2Let’s start with the Silver Arrow, the highest performance solution among those we’ve looked at here. Though this cooler does cool very...

By Modders-Inc on 90

What can be said? This thing is addicted to heat! It stabilized my environment allowing me to fully utilize the power of my processor, *and* give me peace of mind knowing that my temperature are not going to shorten the lifespan of my CPU! It is huge,...

By MadShrimps on -

After running the NH-D14 through our series of performance tests we can safely say this high performance heatsink is a force to be reckoned with. The high weight and big size proves beneficiary for low noise computing, which the D14 is capable of out...

By Tbreak.com on 90

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a CPU cooler, mostly due to the fact that we don’t get many of them, but also because it’s always a hassle. And one way or another, I usually end up with some sort of bloody cut. Given the...

By 3dGameMan on -

Some things that Noctua has gotten right is their commitment to silent cooling and build quality. Their fans are near silent and their...

By Atomic MPC on 90

Bulky, yet quiet and...

By ThinkComputers on 90

After seeing how well Noctua’s NH-C14 performed I had really high expectations for the NH-D14 and they were exceeded! The NH-D14 performed even better than the NH-C14! If we compare it to the stock AMD cooler it was 14 degrees cooler during idle...

By Hardware Bistro on 100

Noctua arises from a cooperation between the Austrian Rascom Computerdistribution Ges.m.b.H and the Taiwanese Kolink International Corporation and entertains a development partnership with the Austrian Institute of Heat Transmission and Fan...

By Tech Arkade on 100

The Noctua NH-D14 is by far one of the best CPU coolers that I’ve seen. It’s definitely large and in charge. It provides high quality heatsinks, heatpipes, fans, and thermal compound installed by SecurFirm2 to provide only the best...

By FutureLooks on 90

What can we say that you’ve no doubt already figured out on your own? The Noctua NH-D14 is indeed the best performing CPU cooler money can buy. It’s even more impressive that the money isn’t an amount that will cripple you. The fact...

By DreamWare Computers on -

The Noctua NH-D14 is a costly investment - likely something I myself would have even been hesitant to make before seeing it's performance. After some serious play time with this cooler, it's left me blown away. The NH-D14 simply offers the best...

By TechRadar on 100

One look at the Austrian-designed Noctua and you know it means business. For a start, it's something of a giant, featuring two fin stacks and two fans. The quality of engineering is superb, right through to the colour instructions. Even the thermal...

By The Best Case Scenario on 100

Pro'sPerformance Appearance Relatively easy to install Wide compatibility range 6-year warranty Silent Con'sPrice Size The NH-D14 CPU cooler is another in a long line of premium products from the folks at Noctua. Long known for their quality...

By FrostyTech on 90

Weighing in at 1240 grams, the 161mm tall, 140x156mm square Noctua NH-D14 processor heatsink is large no matter how you size it up. This heatsink currently ranks near the top of Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsinks chart, and since we're comparing it...

By TweakNews on -

Noctua's new NH-D14 is a huge cooler, both in physical size and performance. The build quality is excellent and the mounting solutions are very robust and easily installed. I particularly like the fan clip design and implementation. With two...

By Viperlair on -

This is one of the best air coolers I've had the pleasure of using. The included package, like the Noctua NH-D14 itself is large and provides you with pretty much everything you could possibly need. The SecuFirm2 mounting setup allows you to use...

By Bigbruin on -

The Noctua NH-D14 and the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ both earn the Bigbruin.com "Highly Recommended" award. The NH-D14 earns it for it being the top performer in terms of cooling ability, while the Hyper 212+ earns it for doing quite well for a...

By Ninjalane on 80

High performance cooling has come a long way over the years, so much in fact that it is hard to tell a difference from one cooler to another from performance numbers alone. This is especially true If you are looking for something that also doesn't...

By Techgage on 95

As seen on the last page, the NH-D14 performs exceptionally well. But I cannot also stress the overall quality as well. The lack of sharp edges was surprising as I have been cut by most heat sinks of this design during the install process while I was...

By Ocaholic on -

General +-With the NH-D14, Nocta presents a very powerful and very well manufactured aircooler which also comes with a lot of accessories. So much high-end comes at a price, that's for sure but these days you wont find many other products available...