Noctua Products Naming Scheme

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Noctua follows a 6-segment alphanumeric naming scheme for their cooling solutions, in 2 parts separated by a hyphen (-). Example: NH-D15S

The 'N' stands for Noctua, the 2nd segment describes the category of product it is. Followed by the 3rd segment, which describes the type of product from that category.

The 4th and 5th segment helps differentiate between individual product lines.

Example:
1 - Noctua 2 - Product - 3 - Differentiation 4 - Differentiation 5 - Differentiation
N F - A 12 x25

1st segment:

  • N - Noctua

2nd segment:

  • A - Accessories
  • F - Fans
  • H - Heatsinks
  • M - Mounting Kit
  • P - Merchandise
  • T - Thermal Paste

3rd segment:

Accessories

  • FC - Fan Controller
  • FM - Fan Mount
  • HC - Heatsink Cover
  • P - Hoodies
  • SAV - Silicone Anti-Vibration Mounts
  • SAVP - Silicone Anti-Vibration Pads
  • SCW - Set of Cleaning Wipes
  • (S)AC - (Sleeved) Adapter Cables
  • (S)EC - (Sleeved) Extension Cables
  • (S)RC - (Sleeved) Low Noise Adapters
  • (S)YC - (Sleeved) Y-Cables

Fans

  • A - Airflow
  • B - Beveled Blades
  • P - Pressure
  • R - Raised Blade
  • S - Silence

Heatsinks

  • C - C-Shaped Coolers
  • D - Dual Tower
  • L - Low-Profile Coolers
  • U - Uni Tower

Mounting Kit

  • AM4 - AM4 Socket
  • i115x - LGA 115x Socket
  • i20xx - LGA 20xx Socket
  • i3 - LGA 775/1366 Socket

Merchandise

  • H - Hoodie

Thermal Paste

  • H - Hybrid

4th segment:

Fans

  • 4 - 40mm
  • 6 - 60mm
  • 8 - 80mm
  • 9 - 92mm
  • 12 - 120mm
  • 14/15 - 140mm
  • 20 - 200mm

Heatsinks

  • (Same as Fans)

Merchandise

  • Generation

Thermal Paste

  • Generation

5th segment:

Fans

  • x10 - 10mm Thickness
  • x15 - 15mm Thickness
  • x25 - 25mm Thickness

Heatsinks

  • a - AMD Socket Compatibility
  • i - Intel Socket Compatibility
  • S - Single Fan Variant
  • chromax.XXXX - Special Editions w/ Non-Standard Colors
  • SE-AM4 - Updated Version that includes SecuFirm Brackets for AM4 Sockets

Merchandise

  • .brown - Noctua Brown Edition
  • .grey - Redux Grey Edition

See this page in a spreadsheet form.

Sources

https://noctua.at/

https://linustechtips.com/topic/86694-noctua-naming-schemes-anyone-that-can-explain-it