Review Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 : Silent Threadripper Overclocking

Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 Review: Silent Threadripper Overclocking 

Highlights and Specifications 

Like its littler kin, the NH-U12S TR4-SP3, the Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 gives whisper-calm cooling major alliance warm execution – the sort of overclocked Threadripper execution that sneaks into quality 360 across the board cooling execution. Outfitted with six nickel-plated copper heatpipes and a NF-A15 140mm PWM fan, the AMD-accommodating NH-U14S TR4-SP3 is a quiet warm professional killer. For Threadripper air cooling, this cooler checks all the cases for aficionados and overclockers alike.


Like all Threadripper-particular coolers, Noctua transports the NH-U14S TR4-SP3 with negligible equipment and extras. Extra fan clasps and hostile to vibration mounts take into account a second cooling fan to be included for push+pull design, while the included container of NT-H1 warm compound means you won't have to make a keep running for glue to finish establishment.

A speed-decreasing link considers considerably calmer activity, and the included long, L-molded, hex-key torque takes into account torquing down those establishment jolts. Noctua even has the bling office secured with a polish painted, metal, glue case identification. How's that for tender loving care?

The six copper heatpipes of the NH-U14S TR4-SP3 are nickel-plated for a tastefully satisfying, chrome-like complete, while the mounting base and equipment get a similar nickel treatment. The vast, 140mm NF-A15 PWM (beat width tweak, for controlling fans) cooling fan gives the required cooling wind stream while wearing the mark Noctua cream and ruddy darker shading plan. Wire spring cuts circle through the fan mounting gaps and snap over the cooling balance side patterns to anchor the fan to the cooling tower.

The contact base of the NH-U14S TR4-SP3 comprises of an exactness processed copper square and is plated with nickel. The surface is almost reflect smooth and gives a full contact surface to Threadripper CPUs. The nickel-plated copper heatpipes settle into the cooling base and stretch out through the cooling tower blades. Because of Threadripper and Epyc attachment selectiveness, spring pressure mounting jolts are incorporated into the mounting base equipment.

The NH-U14S TR4-SP3 utilizes the same flexible mounting base for GPU design counterbalance in indistinguishable way from its NH-U12S TR4-SP3 kin does. The included hex-key is utilized for modification from 0mm to 3mm and 6mm counterbalances. Check your particular cooler fitment and play out these balance modifications preceding the last mounting of the cooler itself – you'll be cheerful you did.

With a thin cooler outline, the establishment and last torque down of the mounting jolts was very basic. Fan impedance with typical stature memory DIMMs was moderately insignificant, despite the fact that the fan can be introduced somewhat higher on the cooling tower with the wire snap cuts, if necessary. Because of the more noteworthy in general stature of the NH-U14S TR4-SP3, precisely think about the accessible leeway inside your case.

Testing Results and Conclusion 

Utilizing data gathered from past Threadripper cooling tests, we contrasted the NH-U14S TR4-SP3 with two of its kin, the NH-U12S TR4-SP3 and the NH-U9 TR4-SP3, and also the Cooler Master MasterAir MA621P. Our AMD Threadripper 1900X eight-center CPU was timed to 4.1GHz at 1.40v on our MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard, housed inside a Corsair Carbide 760T body.

While we saw a to some degree close arrangement of warm load results, there are a couple of fascinating things to burrow through as we additionally think about our testing group of four. With the most minimal load temperatures at full and half speed fan settings, the NH-U14S TR4-SP3 is set for a decent begin.

Using that 140mm NF-A15 fan, the Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 spun the slowest, with its 120mm NH-U12S TR4-SP3 kin turning not far behind. The NH-U9 TR4-SP3 runs double 92mm fans, which clarifies the higher redline. The MasterAir MA621P utilizes a couple of 120mm fans settled inside its substantial, double heatsink tower arrangement.

In the wake of contrasting fan speeds, our decibel level chart demonstrates the buzzy, twin 92mm fans on the NH-U9 TR4-SP3 ran precisely at the same enlisted clamor levels as the double 120mm MasterAir MA621P. The NH-U14S TR4-SP3 and NH-U12S TR4-SP3 models got about indistinguishable outcomes here.

With the general best warm execution and the least clamor levels, it's nothing unexpected that the NH-U14S TR4-SP3 performed positively in our acoustic proficiency correlation. Offering awesome cooling with low clamor levels gave a checked preferred standpoint.

Evaluated at $80, the NH-U14S TR4-SP3 conveys the most elevated cost premium of our gathering by at any rate $10, making it an undeniable qualifier for premium-level execution air cooling. By creating the most reduced warm load temperatures at the least solid levels, the NH-U14S TR4-SP3 demonstrated that it, for sure, has a place in this exceptional class for cooling Threadripper CPUs.

Warm imaging from the FLIR One PRO indicated insignificant distinction between the NH-U14S TR4-SP3 at half versus full speed. At 100% fan cycles for each moment (RPM), the launched out air mass around the cooling tower was more recognizable, and at half, we saw sign of slight warm problem areas at the heatpipe tips and in confined zones on the highest point of the cooling blade stack. Be that as it may, negligible contrasts between these pictures demonstrates how well the NH-U14S TR4-SP3 centers wind current through the cooling tower paying little respect to practical fan turn speeds.


We understand that inquiries may surface around the cost and execution of the Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 and the NH-U12S TR4-SP3 and even the Cooler Master MasterAir MA621P, and which is all well and good. The slower fan on the NH-U14S is bigger than that found on the NH-U12S (120mm) and the double 120mm RBG fans enhancing the MasterAir MA621P.

Basically, the thicker, double pinnacle/double fan MA621P centers around cost and appearance while the Noctua items center around lessened temperatures and clamor. In case you're hoping to cool on a financial plan and need something that looks decent, Cooler Master's item might be a superior fit. In any case, in case you're need is more around cooling your overclocked Threadripper and doing as such unobtrusively, the Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 is an incredible purchase.

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