Noctua: Intel LGA1200 heatsink mounting is identical to all LGA115x sockets

Published: 22nd Apr 2020, 07:20 GMT   Comments

Noctua released a statement on existing cooler compatibility with the upcoming Intel 10th Gen Core-S series, aka Comet Lake-S.

Noctua announces cooler compatibility with Comet Lake-S

The good news is that most of the popular coolers are already compatible with CML-S out of the box. This is because the mounting on LGA1200 socket is identical to LGA115x, the manufacturer says.

Noctua separated their coolers into four groups: compatible out of the box, those which require upgrade kits and those which are not and will not be compatible. Depending on the cooler, you might request the upgrade kit free of charge from Noctua, otherwise, it will cost you around 9 USD + shipping.

NOCTUA LGA1200 Socket Cooler Compatibility
Compatible out of the boxRequire NM-i115x upgrade kit
*FOR FREE*
Require NM-i115X upgrade kit
*NOT FREE*
NOT Compatible
NH-C12P SE14
NH-C14
NH-C14S
NH-D15
NH-D15 chromax.black
NH-D15S
NH-D14
NH-L12
NH-L12S
NH-L9i
NH-L9i chromax-black
NH-L9x65
NH-U14S
NH-U12A
NH-U12S
NH-U12S chromax.black
NH-U12P SE2
NH-U9S
NH-D9L
NH-U9B SE2
NH-C12P
NH-D15 SE-AM4
NH-L9x65 SE-AM4
NH-U12
NH-U12F
NH-U12P
NH-U12P SE1366
NH-U12S SE-AM4
NH-U9
NH-U9F
NH-U9B.
NH-U12DO (Note that the A3 version is not compatible!)
NH-U12DX
NH-U12DX 1366
NH-U12DX i4
NH-U9DX i4
NH-U9DX 1366
NH-U9DO (Note that the A3 version is not compatible!)
NH-U14S TR4-SP3
NH-U12S TR4-SP3
NH-U9 TR4-SP3
NH-U12DO A3
NH-U9 DO A3
NH-L9a
NH-L9a-AM4
NH-L9a-AM4 chromax.black

A leaked slide from a few months ago already confirmed that Intel will retain the dimensions and thermal retention from Coffe Lake-S. The socket only has a new keying configuration which should ensure that no 7-9th Gen Core CPU will fit.

Source: Noctua




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