Noctua presents free Intel Alder Lake cooler upgrades, hints at launch window

Cooler maker Noctua will supply free improve kits for Intel’s upcoming Alder Lake platform, as the corporate confirmed in a weblog submit this week. Along with providing house owners an improve path, the submit hints at a launch window for Alder Lake: Mid-October.

House owners of a NM-i17xx-MP78, NM-i17xx-MP83, or one in every of their respective variations can apply with Noctua for a mounting package improve as soon as CPUs and motherboards have began promoting. Noctua says house owners want proof of buy for each a supported Noctua cooler and both an Alder Lake CPU or motherboard.

Noctua CPU cooler fin stack.

The submit calls out specific transport choices however says that house owners “who want the kits urgently” can buy them on Amazon beginning in mid-October. That’s a powerful trace that Alder Lake will launch round then, constructing on earlier rumors and hypothesis that Intel is concentrating on an early fall launch.

Current rumors have pointed at a launch in November, whereas hypothesis from earlier this 12 months pegged the launch in September. The most important clue for October, nonetheless, is definitely Home windows 11.

Final month, a leaked Intel assist doc pointed at an October 2021 launch for Microsoft’s upcoming working system. The OS will reportedly harness Alder Lake for efficiency positive factors, so launching side-by-side would make sense.

Nothing has been confirmed by Microsoft or Intel but. Nevertheless, we all know Alder Lake is launching this 12 months, so October looks as if a great goal if Intel desires to experience the coattails of Home windows 11.

Alder Lake makes use of the LGA1700 pin format. Beforehand, reviews advised that it wouldn’t be suitable with presently out there coolers, even with a bracket. With Noctua’s announcement, nonetheless, it appears some coolers will work. Along with providing mounting brackets for current house owners, Noctua says it’s within the means of transport up to date cooler kits with the brand new mounting {hardware}.

Many of the coolers from the Austrian firm may have improve kits out there, although a choose few gained’t. Specifically, Noctua says that NH-L9i sequence coolers is not going to have an improve package “attributable to extreme compatibility restrictions.” As a substitute, up to date variations of those coolers will arrive in October.

Earlier than making use of for an improve, be certain that to take a look at Noctua’s socket compatibility grid, which was not too long ago up to date with LGA1700.

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