I enjoy picking up games, putting them back down, and then writing about it. The simplicity and foresight of the coolers design allows for these simple changes to allow fitment on completely diff… You would think a company would skimp, or forgo packaging entirely on a free kit but Noctua is no ordinary company. From this perspective only, this cooler has performed well on our test build. Please consult our. We have a copper base in nickel coating. (+/- 10%). The left and right sides of the heatsink are identical and this is where the fins are jointed together. Like all Noctua fans, the supplied NF-A9x14 features an MTTF rating of more than 150.000 hours and the entire NH-L9a package comes with a full 6-year manufacturer's warranty. It packs 64 aluminum fins forming a dense heatsink. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. While it provides first-rate performance in its class, it is not suitable for … The cooler has performed well on our test build. The fan has a maximum speed of the 2500 ±10% RPM. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Do it such as the insulation side of the backplate faces the motherboard. The Noctua NH-L9i is generally considered to be the best low profile CPU cooler on the market. The NH-L9a is a premium quality quiet CPU cooler for AMD based HTPCs and Small Form Factor systems. and the Taiwanese cooling specialist Kolink International Corporation, pooling more than thirty years of experience in the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-end cooling components. The fan is in typical Noctua brown color format. The fan has a 4 pin PWM connector with cable length of 210mm approximately. The NH-L9a-AM4 comes with a custom-designed SecuFirm2™ mounting system for the AM4 socket of AMD’s Ryzen platform. Topped off with Noctua’s renowned NT-H1 thermal compound, the NH-L9a-AM4 combines everything users have come to expect from Noctua’s larger coolers into a super-compact, premium-quality package for ITX and HTPC builds with Ryzen CPUs or APUs.”. Also available in Black Copper base and heat pipes, aluminimium … This revision is specifically made for the AM4 socket hence making this cooler compatible with the AM4 only. The right side highlights the salient features on it. Allowing the heatsink to be fixed from the back of the motherboard, it makes installation easier than ever, all while maintaining the trusted SecuFirm2™ quality. Their attention to detail is amazing with preference for user convenience. If you were to take a quick glance, you may not notice the differences between the L9a and L9i. The cooler is rated at $36 at the time of the review. The following test bench was used to test the cooler: AIDA64 was used for the stress test and the temperature monitoring. The fan is in typical Noctua brown color format. Noctua products are renowned for their impeccable quality and outstanding longevity. Since the original NH-L9a for AM2(+), AM3(+), FM1 and FM2(+) has received more than 50 awards and recommendations from international hardware websites and magazines, the new AM4 revision builds on the same proven heatsink design to provide excellent low-profile cooling performance for Ryzen CPUs and APUs. The 9i have a weird gap towards one end, wher… The Noctua NH-L9x65 SE-AM4 is the Ryzen dedicated variant of the well-known ITX CPU cooler NH-L9x65, it comes with only the mounting system for the AMD AM4 socket. There is a rounded silver color sticker pasted on it with the text “New Revision for socket AM4”.