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Most of Noctua's LGA115x-compatible coolers can also work with Comet Lake-S

A chromax black Noctua cooler. (Source: Noctua)
A chromax black Noctua cooler. (Source: Noctua)
There is good news for those considering an upgrade from their existing rigs with a Noctua cooler and that are based on an Intel 300-series chipset to one with certain newer 400-series options instead: they may be able to switch the former from one to another. Some of this brand's products are even compatible with Comet Lake-S processors out of the box.
Deirdre O Donnell,

10th-gen S-series Intel CPUs are on the way, which paves the way for the potential dream rigs of the future. However, these endeavors may prove expensive; therefore, it may be just as well Noctua has announced that there are users out there who do not need to splash out on a new cooler.

These consumers are those already in possession of such a part from this company designed for LGA115x sockets: it appears the majority of them are also LGA1200-compatible. This means they can be repurposed so as to chill a new processor for Comet Lake-S-codenamed silicon. 

Of these pre-existing coolers, the larger moiety have this dual compatibility out of the box. A second group of them require a upgrade kit that comes free of charge from Noctua on contacting the company for one, whereas a third also take such a kit, but will require a payment of about US$9 in return for sending one out.

However, there is also a fourth group here that will not fit on the Comet Lake-S socket under any circumstances. Users can refer to Noctua's website to ascertain which of them their particular cooler falls into.

Noctua's coolers sorted with respect to Comet Lake-S compatibility. (Source: Noctua via VideoCardz)
Noctua's coolers sorted with respect to Comet Lake-S compatibility. (Source: Noctua via VideoCardz)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-04-22 (Update: 2020-04-22)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.