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For a company who has nearly perfected fan technology, I was excited to see what new things Noctua had to offer.
There were several fans up on display. I especially liked the NF-B9 and NF-P12 with their serrated tips. We've all had our fingers caught in case fans, so I could almost feel the loss of my finger if it got clipped by one of these fans.
Also on display were several heatsinks, some old, some new.
My favorite came in the form of the "Sandwich." This is simply the codename that the product is currently running by and will, of course, be receiving a true product name later on - but you've gotta admit, Sandwich is a pretty cool name for a heatsink.
Next to the Sandwich was something I found really neat. With Intel coming out with its new Socket 1366, all of the current heatsinks require new brackets to work with the upcoming socket. Noctua planned ahead with its SecuFirm 2. I was told that not only will this bracket accomodate all Noctua coolers released since 2005, but it will be free of charge, or at least Noctua is going to try to make it as close to free as possible, with a max of two or three dollars to obtain one. I've gotta say, that is perhaps the most impressive thing I've heard during this entire convention. It is decisions like these that make Noctua such a great company.
Rounding out the Noctua brand of products is the NT-H1 thermal compound. With Noctua's background in cooling, I wouldn't be surprised to find this thing perform exceptionally well. Plus, you get a whole lot of compound (approximately 50 applications) for a paltry $10. Plus, that "no burn-in time" seems quite appealing.
Noctua has another brand of cooling products, going by the name Coolink, and had several products on display.
The brand essentially covers the whole gamut of cooling products, from air coolers to graphics coolers to more thermal paste.