Compare: Wraith Prism vs NH-U14S

Displayed below are comprehensive data and graphs that compare the AMD Wraith Prism to the Noctua NH-U14S, 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-U14S
Cooler Name Wraith Prism NH-U14S
Fan 1 Name Wraith Prism CPU Fan NF-A15 PWM
Manufacture Rated dBa 42.0 24.6
Number of Heat Pipes 4 6
Full Size (WxHxD): 105x93x119 mm 150x165x52 mm
Heatsink (WxHxD) 150x115x52 mm
Air Cooler Rating: Install 10 (Easy) 8 (Easy)
Manufacture's Link Wraith Prism Manufacture's Link NH-U14S Manufacture's Link

Product Links

Link Type Cooler 1: Wraith Prism Cooler 2: NH-U14S

Fan Details for CPU Cooler:

Fan 1

Metric Cooler 1 Cooler 2
Fan Name Wraith Prism CPU Fan NF-A15 PWM
Fan Location Top Front
Fan Flow Type Push Push
CPU Only Fan Yes No
Max RPM 2800 1500
Fan Size (mm) 150
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) 0.96
Current (A) 0.08
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 Noctua NH-U14S sports a sleek and minimalist design, featuring a slim single-tower heatsink attached with Noctua's iconic brown and beige color scheme. A 140mm fan is attached, further enhancing its understated appearance.

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-U14S boasts a user-friendly mounting system that is compatible with a wide array of Intel and AMD sockets. Its straightforward installation process is facilitated by clear instructions and high-quality components.

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.


With its six heat pipes and an extensive fin array, the NH-U14S delivers exceptional cooling performance. It is more than capable of handling high-end processors, maintaining optimal temperatures even under heavy workloads.

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.


Equipped with a 140mm NF-A15 PWM fan, the NH-U14S is designed for quiet operation. Striking a balance between cooling efficiency and noise, it is an ideal choice for users seeking a silent PC experience.


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 Noctua NH-U14S stands out as an excellent cooler, offering a simple yet attractive design, top-notch cooling performance, hassle-free installation, and impressively low noise levels. It is the perfect choice for those looking for a reliable and quiet cooling solution for their PC.

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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