Noctua NF-P12 PWM 120mm Cooling Fan
The new NF-P12 PWM fan from Noctua takes the very popular NF-P12 fan and adds PWM functionality to allow automatic fan speed adjustment.
- Proven NF-P12 Design
- Pressure-optimised Nine-Blade Design
- Vortex-Control Notches
- Custom designed PWM IC with SCD
- Low-Noise Adaptor
Specifically conceived for pressure demanding applications such as CPU cooling, the classic NF-P12 120mm fan helped to found Noctua's reputation as a top-tier manufacturer of premium quality quiet cooling components and still impresses users with its exquisite quietness and superb performance. The new PWM version features Noctua's novel, custom designed PWM IC for fully automatic control and ultra-low power consumption. Equipped with Noctua's signature SSO bearing and topped off with a 6 years manufacturers warranty, the NF-P12 PWM is a proven premium choice for the highest demands.
For more information on the technical background of the fan please visit Noctua's website here.
|Blade Geometry||Pressure-optimised Nine Blade Design with Vortex-Control Notches|
|Rotational Speed (±10%)||1300 RPM|
|Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (±10%)||900 RPM|
|Min. Rotational Speed (PWM)||300 RPM|
|Airflow with L.N.A.||37.3 CFM|
|Acoustical Noise||19.8 dB(A)|
|Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.||12.6 dB(A)|
|Static Pressure||1.68 mm H2O|
|Static Pressure with L.N.A.||1.21 mm H2O|
|Max. Input Power||0.6 W|
|Max. Input Current||0.05 A|
|MTBF||> 150.000 h|
What an improvement
I used a pair of these to replace the Corsair fans supplied with the H80i water cooler. The difference is AMAZING. Even with my AMD FX8350 running above 90% on all cores the fans are quiet and I've been able to turn down the 20cm intake and exhaust fans to minimum as well so mechanical noise is virtually eliminated leaving just the unavoidable sounds of the air movement.
Also gone is the frantic whine at startup until the BIOS susses out what is happening. I actually had to check visually that the fans were spinning. The fans come very neatly packaged and with a bunch of accessories that should answer most requirements. These were my first Noctua fans and after trying these, frankly, why buy any other make? The only reason I can think of is if one wanted a very slim fan. Maybe Noctua will address that next...
Very satisfied, I thoroughly recommend these.