Noctua NH-D14 appeared about 7 months ago and outperforms the former leader, Thermalright IFX-14, by about 1-3°Cin cooling efficiency. As we have just found out, Thermalright didn’t take long to prepare revenge and created a new competitor built around their successful IFX-14 cooler equipped with the new retention and a pair of new TY-140 140 mm fans. As a result, a new old leader in the CPU cooler market was born. It is also extremely important that the fans used on Silver Arrow cooler are much quieter than the Noctua fans of the same size, so the new cooler will definitely please not only the users who look for maximum cooling efficiency, but also those who value quiet systems. Also do not forget that the MSRP of the new Thermalright Silver Arrow cooler is $5 lower than that of its direct competitor. We hope that with the launch of this new cooler we will see a new round of competition in the upper price segment, which will encourage the manufacturers to design not just modified and upgraded, but completely new solutions.
Thermalright Silver Arrow receives our Editor’s Choice title as the today’s most efficient CPU air-cooler: