Noctua has just announced that its current CPU cooler lineup will officially support AMD AM4 based processors at no additional cost. The AMD AM4 platform provides support for the AMD Ryzen 3, 5, and 7 series processors. Dedicated AM4 hardware will now be included with new CPU coolers or available as a kit.
“We’ve supported AMD’s Ryzen platform with our SE-AM4 models and free-of-charge mounting upgrades from the very beginning”, says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “As with Intel’s LGA115x and 20xx platforms, our customers have greatly appreciated our free upgrade policy. We’ve provided many thousands of free mounting kits and quite a few customers have migrated 10-year-old heatsinks they had already used on several socket generations. This means a lot to us and we’ll continue to offer the free kits of course. However, with AM4 becoming more and more popular, we think it is time to also include the mountings with our existing models so that customers have everything at hand when they purchase new coolers.”
According to Noctua, the following CPU cooler models have been updated and now also include SecuFirm2 mounting hardware for AM4:
Noctua will continue to support the current lineup of Intel based processors built on the LGA2066, LGA2011, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150 sockets. This also includes existing support for generation AMD platforms such as the AMD AM2/AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ sockets. This puts Noctua in a position to fully support all current desktop processors.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRPs) for all models remain unchanged despite the update. At the same time, Noctua will continue its free upgrade policy of offering AM4 upgrade kits to customers who have purchased eligible cooler models without AM4 support prior to this announcement.