We tested the Noctua NH-D14 in both single fan and dual fan mode. In case of single fan, it was installed in the center of both fin towers. As expected, the NH-D14 tops the charts in our idle test with dual fans. It beats the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 which has similar design as well as the Corsair H80i. In single fan mode, its on the fourth position which is still very strong considering we have Corsair H80i (balanced mode), the NH-U14S and NH-D14 below it.
Moving to the load test results, the NH-D15 absolutely outshines everything else. It beats all other coolers even with a single fan and when both the fans are installed, it’s lead over the Corsair H80i (performance mode) is exactly two degrees. This is pretty impressive which makes the NH-D15 a worthy successor of the NH-D14.