At the recently concluded Computex 2010 Noctua showed off a series of its upcoming products and prototype designs for new CPU coolers. First up is a new 140mm cooler that makes use of a C-type design which allows for a lower design while still offering excellent component cooling. The unit incorporates six heatpipes and dual NF-P14 FLX 140mm fans which can be used with both fans for maximum performance or with a single fan mounted in either a high or low configuration depending on whether you're looking for maximum clearance or a low-profile mode for minimum height.
Noctua's engineers have been busy producing several prototype designs as well including a pair of D-type coolers and another pair of coolers in a U-type design. Each pair is comprised of 120mm and 92mm sizes. The 120mm D-type cooler uses six heat pipes to offer performance levels close to Noctua's NH-D14 flagship cooler in a smaller size for improved compatibility and can be operated with up to three 120mm fans. The final prototype design is for a 120/80mm dual-fan mode low profile cooler designed for mini-ITX mainboards and small HTPC enclosures. As with the C-type cooler, it's designed to be used in either dual- or single-fan mode depending on the application requirements.
It looks like Noctua had a lot to show off at Computex this year and we look forward to hearing more about these new designs and hopefully getting hold of a few for review purposes.