Noctua Offers Free Mounting Upgrade for Intel’s Upcoming LGA2066 platform




/ 2 years ago

Noctua Offers Free Mounting Upgrade for Intel’s Upcoming LGA2066 platform

Intel pushing the release of its next generation high-end desktop (HEDT) Basin Falls X299 platform to release soon has all but been confirmed by the company itself, although they do not really need to since companies making products supporting their new processors will be making announcements about it. Such is the case with Noctua’s latest press release informing users that they will be offering free mounting upgrade kits for it as usual. The new socket will be called LGA2066 unlike the previous generation LGA2011 used with the X99 and X79 platforms.

“We’re determined to provide the best possible support to our customers and, over the years, we’ve sent many thousands of mounting kits free of charge to users who wanted to upgrade to new platforms”, says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “With Skylake-X just around the corner, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll extend this offer for LGA2066. Owners of older Noctua retail heatsinks that don’t support LGA2011/LGA2066 out of the box will be able to upgrade to the new socket free of charge!”

Users of older Noctua retail models that don’t include a SecuFirm2 mounting system for LGA2011 can obtain the NM-I2011 kit free of charge on Noctua’s website in order to make their heatsinks compatible with LGA2011 and LGA2066. In order to reflect that the NM-I2011 is compatible with both LGA2011 and LGA2066, the kit will be renamed to NM-i20xx and will be sold under this name, starting in Q3/Q4. The kit is compatible with most Noctua retail coolers produced since 2005 except for the NH-L9i and NH-L9a low-profile models.

Which Noctua CPU coolers are compatible with Intel LGA2066?

The following models include a mounting-kit for socket LGA2011/2066 and are thus compatible out of the box:

  • NH-C14S
  • NH-D14 SE2011
  • NH-D15
  • NH-D15S
  • NH-D9L
  • NH-L12
  • NH-L9x65
  • NH-U12S
  • NH-U12DX i4
  • NH-U14S
  • NH-U9DX i4
  • NH-U9S

The following models can be made compatible with the LGA2011/LGA2066 sockets free of charge using the NM-I2011 upgrade-kit:

  • NH-C12P
  • NH-C12P SE14
  • NH-C14
  • NH-D14
  • NH-D15 SE-AM4
  • NH-U12S SE-AM4
  • NH-L9x65 SE-AM4
  • NH-U12
  • NH-U12F
  • NH-U12P
  • NH-U12P SE1366
  • NH-U12P SE2
  • NH-U9
  • NH-U9B
  • NH-U9B SE2
  • NH-U9F

The following models can be made compatible with the LGA2011/LGA2066 sockets using the NM-I2011 upgrade-kit but are not eligible for Noctua‘s free mounting offer, so users have to purchase the kit at local resellers:

  • NH-U12DO (Note that the A3 version is not compatible!)
  • NH-U12DX
  • NH-U12DX 1366
  • NH-U9DX 1366
  • NH-U9DO (Note that the A3 version is not compatible!)

The following models are not compatible with the LGA2011/LGA2066 sockets and can not be upgraded since they are designed specifically for AMD motherboards:

  • NH-L9a
  • NH-L9i
  • NH-U12DO A3
  • NH-U9DO A3


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