Noctua has confirmed that virtually all of its cooling systems compatible with the AMD Socket AM4 processor split will also be compatible with the Socket AM5 split for the new Ryzen 7000 processors, except for a low profile NH-L9a-AM4 and a set of NM-AM4-L9aL9i fixtures. For the latter, the manufacturer will release a free replacement in the form of a Socket AM5 interface set at the end of October.
The company states that all models of Socket AM4-supported processor refrigeration systems with the SE-AM4 in their name and released after January 2019, initially support the new Socket AM5 processor split, which was released earlier than that period and has already received the NM-AM4 and NM-AM4-UxS sets, also need no further updating.
The older coils, which have not yet been provided with Socket AM4, can also be updated by means of the Socket AM5 anchorages sets. For buyer ' s easier understanding, the NM-AM4 or NM-AM4-UxS sets will be renamed NM-AM5/4-MP83.
Free installation kits will be available on the Noctua site, providing evidence of the purchase of the cooler itself, the Socket AM4 or Socket AM5 processor, or the Socket AM4 or Socket AM5 parent fee. For those who do not want to wait for October, the company offers installation kits on their own, for example, at the Amazon online site, where they are offered for approximately $8 or 8 euros.
Noctua also explained that the NH-L9a-AM4 and the NM-AM4-L9aL9i fixtures were incompatible with the Socket AM5 split because they required the replacement of the standard back plate with a non-standard one, which was not compatible with the new AM5 split. This is why the company announced the new NM-AM5-L9aL9i set, which would add NH-L9a-AM4 and NH-L9i refrigeration systems to the Socket AM5 low-level NH-L9i-17xx necklaces, which in turn were not compatible with the new breakup because they were adapted under LGA1700. The manufacturer also added that a new version of NH-L9a processor coil with original support for Socket AM5 was being developed and its release was planned for the first quarter of 2023.