AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

Series: VermeerSocket: AM4

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When modern CPUs use their turbo modes, they can (depending on the configuration of the UEFI BIOS) dissipate much more heat than indicated by the manufacturer’s TDP (Thermal Design Power) specification. Just like manual overclocking, this puts higher demands on the cooling solution. Our CPU compatibility list helps you to choose (choosing) the cooler model that is best suited for a given CPU and your individual requirements as far as turbo and overclocking headroom are concerned.

We classify our coolers according to the following categories:

best turbo/overclocking headroom
medium turbo/overclocking headroom
low turbo/overclocking headroom
compatible without turbo/overclocking headroom
compatible (CPU doesn't offer turbo or overclocking functionality)
compatible with certain restrictions (see comment)
incompatible (see comment)

For further information on CPUs exceeding their TDP ratings and how to configure the UEFI BIOS in order to avoid excessively high temperatures, please see this FAQ.

Please also see our general buying guide, motherboard compatibility list and FAQs for further help on how to select the best cooler for your configuration.

ModelNSPR
CompatibleComments
NH-C14S
AM4 mounting-kit included since 01/2019

For coolers bought before this date:

NH-D15
AM4 mounting-kit included since 01/2019

For coolers bought before this date:

NH-D15 SE-AM4
NH-D15 chromax.black
NH-D15S
AM4 mounting-kit included since 01/2019

For coolers bought before this date:

NH-D15S chromax.black
NH-D9 DX-3647 4U
Mechanically incompatible
NH-D9 DX-4189 4U
Mechanically incompatible
NH-D9DX i4 3U
NH-D9L
AM4 mounting-kit included since 01/2019

For coolers bought before this date:

NH-L12 Ghost S1 Edition
CPU might fall slightly below base-clock under continuous full load.
NH-L12S
NH-L9a-AM4
Cooler cannot handle base clock
NH-L9a-AM4 chromax.black
Cooler cannot handle base clock
NH-L9i
Cooler cannot handle base clock
NH-L9i chromax.black
Cooler cannot handle base clock
NH-L9i-17xx
Mechanically incompatible
NH-L9i-17xx chromax.black
Mechanically incompatible
NH-L9x65
  • CPU might fall slightly below base-clock under continuous full load.
  • AM4 mounting-kit included since 01/2019

For coolers bought before this date:

NH-L9x65 SE-AM4
CPU might fall slightly below base-clock under continuous full load.
NH-P1
fanless
Cooler cannot handle base clock
NH-P1
with NF-A12x25 LS-PWM
CPU might fall slightly below base-clock under continuous full load.
NH-U12A
NH-U12A chromax.black
NH-U12DX i4
NH-U12S
AM4 mounting-kit included since 01/2019

For coolers bought before this date:

NH-U12S DX-3647
Mechanically incompatible
NH-U12S DX-4189
Mechanically incompatible
NH-U12S SE-AM4
NH-U12S TR4-SP3
Mechanically incompatible
NH-U12S chromax.black
NH-U12S redux
NH-U14S
AM4 mounting-kit included since 01/2019

For coolers bought before this date:

NH-U14S DX-3647
Mechanically incompatible
NH-U14S DX-4189
Mechanically incompatible
NH-U14S TR4-SP3
Mechanically incompatible
NH-U9 DX-4189
Mechanically incompatible
NH-U9 TR4-SP3
Mechanically incompatible
NH-U9DX i4
NH-U9S
AM4 mounting-kit included since 01/2019

For coolers bought before this date:

NH-U9S chromax.black

Discontinued coolers

ModelNSPR
CompatibleComments
NH-C12P
  • Recommended with good case ventilation only.
NH-C12P SE14
NH-C14
NH-D14
AM4 mounting-kit included since 01/2019

For coolers bought before this date:

NH-D14 SE2011
NH-L12
AM4 mounting-kit included since 01/2019

For coolers bought before this date:

NH-L9a
Cooler cannot handle base clock
NH-U12
NH-U12DO
NH-U12DO A3
Mechanically incompatible
NH-U12DX
NH-U12DX 1366
NH-U12F
NH-U12P
NH-U12P SE1366
NH-U12P SE2
NH-U9
  • Recommended with good case ventilation only.
NH-U9B
  • Recommended with good case ventilation only.
NH-U9B SE2
NH-U9DO
  • Recommended with good case ventilation only.
NH-U9DO A3
Mechanically incompatible
NH-U9DX
  • Recommended with good case ventilation only.
NH-U9DX 1366
  • Recommended with good case ventilation only.
NH-U9F
  • Recommended with good case ventilation only.