Noctua updates 2023 to 2024 product roadmap
Recently, Austrian cooling solutions manufacturer Noctua updated its product roadmap for the remainder of 2023 and provided early 2024 and subsequent product update plans. Among these, the highly anticipated next-generation NH-D15 air cooler has, unsurprisingly, been delayed once again, now postponed until at least the second quarter of 2024. Additionally, the white edition cooling fans have completely vanished, initially scheduled for a 2024 release, and previously showcased by Noctua at trade shows.
Noctua is preparing for Computex at the end of this month, potentially unveiling new products to the public. However, no further information regarding technical features and specifications will be provided.
Noctua’s eight-way fan hub has been postponed again, shifting from the first to the second quarter of 2023. In the third quarter of 2023, Noctua will introduce the next-generation AMD Threadripper cooler, followed by a slim 60mm fan and a 24V 40mm fan in the fourth quarter. Additionally, the “chromax.black” all-black editions of the existing NH-D12L, NH-D9L, and NH-L9x65 models will be available for users who prefer an alternative to the traditional beige and brown color scheme.
In the first quarter of 2024, Noctua plans to launch a next-generation 140mm fan, subsequently offering a “chromax.black” all-black version. The new NH-D15 air cooler was initially slated for release in the second quarter of 2022, but with each update to Noctua’s product roadmap, this product has been delayed, and now postponed until at least the second quarter of 2024. According to Noctua, the delay is due to “a variety of reasons, including further research and development, fine-tuning, manufacturing capacity, or coordination with other projects,” necessitating “additional time for refinement.”