Compare: Wraith Prism vs NH-C14S

Displayed below are comprehensive data and graphs that compare the AMD Wraith Prism to the Noctua NH-C14S, showcasing critical qualitative and performance metrics. Performance metrics are further segmented into distinct graphs while leveraging the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, illustrating how each cooler performs under various varying CPU power levels. This allows for a clear comparison of their relative performance and sound output when under different heat loads. The comparison is conducted under the following conditions:
  • Case: Praxis Wetbench
  • Ambient Temperatures: 23°C
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (Pick Another CPU)

CPU Cooler Details

Metric Cooler 1: Wraith Prism Cooler 2: NH-C14S
Cooler Name Wraith Prism NH-C14S
Fan 1 Name Wraith Prism CPU Fan NF-A14 PWM
Manufacture Rated dBa 42.0 24.6
Number of Heat Pipes 4 6
Full Size (WxHxD): 105x93x119 mm 6x140x115 mm
Heatsink 1 (WxHxD) 163x48x135 mm
Heatsink 2 (WxHxD)
Air Cooler Rating: Install 10 (Easy) 8 (Easy)
Manufacture's Link Wraith Prism Manufacture's Link NH-C14S Manufacture's Link

Product Links

Link Type Cooler 1: Wraith Prism Cooler 2: NH-C14S

Fan Details for CPU Cooler:

Fan 1

Metric Cooler 1 Cooler 2
Fan Name Wraith Prism CPU Fan NF-A14 PWM
Fan Location Top Top
Fan Flow Type Push Push
CPU Only Fan Yes No
Max RPM 2800 1500
Fan Size (mm) 140
Fan Width (mm) 25
Manufacture Rated dBa 24.6
Manufactured Rated Airflow (cmf) 82.5
Manufactured Rated Air Pressure (h2o) 2.1
Number Of Pins 4 4
PWM Fan Yes Yes
Bearing Type SSO2
Watts (W) 1.56
Current (A) 0.13
Max Volts 12.00

Design and Aesthetics:

Wraith Prism

The Wraith Prism cooler, although not the best at keeping things cool and quiet, does a good job for the CPUs that it comes bundled with. It showcases a stunning design featuring customizable RGB lighting, adding a touch of personalization to your PC build. Its well-crafted, slim construction ensures compatibility with a variety of cases, including those with limited height clearance.


The NH-C14S features a low-profile, top-flow design with a large aluminum heatsink and a single 140mm NF-A14 PWM fan. The cooler is designed for compatibility with a wide range of PC cases and motherboard layouts, as well as offering excellent RAM and PCIe clearance. Aesthetically, the NH-C14S maintains Noctua's signature beige and brown color scheme, which is synonymous with the brand's reputation for quality and performance.

Install Notes:

Wraith Prism

Installing the Wraith Prism cooler is a straightforward process, thanks to its compatibility with AMD's mounting system. Some users may encounter minor challenges when securing the backplate, but with care and patience, most builders will find the installation hassle-free.


The NH-C14S features Noctua's SecuFirm2 mounting system, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of Intel and AMD sockets and offering a straightforward installation process, typical of Noctua coolers. Clear instructions, high-quality components, and a tube of their premium NT-H1 thermal compound make it an easy and user-friendly experience, even for beginners. The cooler uses the original AMD backplate for AMD installations. However, one downside is that the cooler may stick to your CPU, and due to the screw setup, you can't slide the cooler off the CPU like with some other brands. Overall, the NH-C14S offers a relatively hassle-free installation process.

Cooling Performance:

Wraith Prism

When it comes to keeping your computer cool, the Wraith Prism cooler does a good job, especially with the CPUs it comes with. It might not be the best for super powerful processors, but for most people, it keeps things cool enough even when you're gaming or working on heavy stuff. We test it using the normal, slower setting, so it works well right when you start using it, providing a reliable and visually appealing cooling solution.


The performance of the NH-C14S is exceptional, thanks to its six heat pipes that effectively transfer heat away from the CPU and into the large fin array of the heatsink. The cooler is suitable for a wide range of processors, from mainstream CPUs to high-end models with high TDPs. For certain CPUs, the NH-C14S can handle moderate to high levels of overclocking and provides reliable cooling in demanding situations.

Noise Performance:

Wraith Prism

The Wraith Prism cooler is pretty quiet compared to the basic coolers that usually come with CPUs. It has a special fan design and air flow system that keeps the noise down without making it less effective at cooling.


One of the standout features of the NH-C14S is its quiet operation. The included 140mm NF-A14 PWM fan is designed for optimal airflow and low noise levels. Noctua fans are well-known for their excellent acoustic performance, and the NH-C14S is no exception. Users can expect quiet cooling even during intense workloads or gaming sessions.


Wraith Prism

The Wraith Prism cooler is a top contender in the market for those looking for an efficient and visually striking cooling solution. Its solid performance, customizable design, and competitive pricing make it a highly recommended choice for a wide range of PC builders.


The NH-C14S cooler, compatible with a wide range of Intel and AMD sockets, offers a straightforward installation process with Noctua's SecuFirm2 mounting system, clear instructions, and high-quality components. Featuring a low-profile design, large aluminum heatsink, and a single 140mm NF-A14 PWM fan, it provides excellent compatibility and clearance for various PC cases and motherboard layouts. The cooler delivers exceptional performance with its six heat pipes and accommodates mainstream to high-end CPUs, even with moderate to high levels of overclocking. The NH-C14S stands out for its quiet operation, ensuring users enjoy a noise-free experience during heavy workloads or gaming sessions.

AMD 5800X CPU Box Image

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

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CPU Details:

Metric Value
Brand AMD
Cooler Name Ryzen 7 5800X
CPU Socket AM4
Cores 8
Thread Count 16
Max Temperature 90°C
Base Clock 3.8GHz
Max Boost Clock 4.7GHz
Cache L1
Cache L2 4MB
Cache L3 32MB
Processor Power Base 105W
Manufacture's Link Ryzen 7 5800X Manufacture's Link

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