Noctua next-gen NH-D15 pushed back to Q2 2024

Noctua’s NH-D15 successor is launching a lot later than expected

We’ve just looked at the newest hardware roadmap from Noctua, and it looks like their planned NH-D15 successor has been delayed again. Yes, Noctua’s next-gen NH-D15 is now due to arrive in Q2 2024.

Originally, Noctua’s next-generation heatsink was due to launch in late 2021. Since then the heatsink has been delayed time and time again, allowing competing heatsink manufacturers to surpass Noctua in the high-end heatsink market.

Alongside their new NH-D15, Noctua plans to release a “next-generation 140mm fan”. These new fans will be incorporated into Noctua’s new flagship heatsink design. This allows Noctua to benefit from changes in fan technology and heatsink design. But will these changes propel Noctua back into the heatsink market’s top position?

Recent months have seen several new air coolers surpass Noctua’s NH-D15. This includes the new Dark Rock Elite and Dark Rock Pro 5 from be quiet, the Assassin IV and AK620 from Deepcool, and the Cooler Master MasterAir MA824 STEALTH. Simply put, Noctua can’t release their new NH-D15 successor soon enough.

Why are PC builders excited about Noctua’s next-gen NH-D15?

For years, Noctua’s NH-D15 already stands as one of the world’s best tower heatsinks. This makes its successor a product of great interest to many consumers. Given the pre-release nature of Noctua’s roadmap, there is a chance that Noctua’s next-generation heatsink may be delayed again. However, this is unlikely given how delayed the heatsink already is.

As a brand, Noctua has a stellar reputation, making the prospect of a new flagship heatsink design incredibly exciting. As CPU core counts and TDPs continue to rise, Noctua is preparing a new top-class heatsink to meet the needs of future PC builders. We look forward to seeing this hypothetical NH-D16 cooler and hearing about the design innovations that will make its increased cooling performance possible.

You can join the discussion on Noctua’s next-generation NH-D15 heatsink on the OC3D Forums.

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