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NF-P12 PWM 12V 1300RPM 120mm Vortex-Control Quiet Case Fan
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Noctua NF-P12 PWM 12V 1300RPM 120mm Vortex-Control Quiet Case 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.


  1. Proven NF-P12 Design
  2. Pressure-optimised Nine-Blade Design
  3. Vortex-Control Notches
  4. Custom designed PWM IC with SCD
  5. 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.

Proven NF-P12 Design

Tens of thousands of quiet cooling enthusiasts swear by Noctua's classic NF-P12. Its impressive quietness, excellent performance and impeccable, time-tested quality made the P12 a default choice for 120mm quiet cooling.

Pressure-optimised Nine-Blade Design

Specifically developed for high-impedance applications such as CPU coolers, water-cooling radiators or cases with tight fan grills, the NF-P12 PWM provides outstanding pressure and airflow performance.

Vortex-Control Notches

Noctua's signature Vortex-Control Notches split up trailing edge vortices and thus spread the fan's noise emission over a wider range of frequencies. This measure makes the NF-P12 PWM sound more pleasant to the human ear.

Custom-designed PWM IC with SCD

Supporting fully automatic PWM speed control, the fan uses Noctua's custom-designed NE-FD1 PWM IC that integrates Smooth Commutation Drive (SCD) technology. By providing smoother torque impulses, SCD suppresses PWM switching noises and thus makes the fan quieter at low speeds.

Stops at 0% PWM

When the fan is set to 0% PWM duty cycle by the motherboard or PWM fan controller, it will stop. This makes it ideal for creating setups with semi-passive cooling that automatically turn the fans off and thus run completely silent at idle if thermals allow.

Ultra-Low Power Consumption

The NF-P12 PWM draws only 0.6W, which is more than 50% less than many other PWM fans. This doesn't only make it eco-friendly but also cuts down the electricity bill: Compared to a typical 2W fan, this allows you to save about half the price of the NF-P12 after 5 years of continuous use.

Low-Noise Adaptor

The NF-P12 PWM is supplied with a (L.N.A.) that reduces the maximum fan speed from 1300 to 900rpm. The L.N.A. can be used either to run the fan at a fixed speed of 900rpm or to cap the maximum speed when using automatic PWM control.

Extensive cabling options

The fan's short 20cm primary cable minimises cable clutter in typical applications while the supplied 30cm extension provides extended reach when necessary. Both cables are fully sleeved and a 4-pin y-cable allows the connection of a second NF-P12 fan to the same PWM fan header for automatic control.


Combining the proven concept of hydrodynamic bearing with an additional magnet that supports the self-stabilisation of the rotor axis, Noctua's time-tested technology has become synonymous with supremely quiet operation and exceptional long-term stability.

6-year manufacturer’s warranty

Noctua fans are renowned for their impeccable quality and outstanding longevity. Like all Noctua fans, the NF-P12 PWM features an MTTF rating of more than 150.000 hours and comes with a full 6-year manufacturer's warranty.

For more information on the technical background of the fan please visit Noctua's website here.

SpecificationsNF-P12 PWM
Size120x120x25 mm
Connector4-pin PWM
Blade GeometryPressure-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
Airflow54.3 CFM
Airflow with L.N.A.37.3 CFM
Acoustical Noise19.8 dB(A)
Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.12.6 dB(A)
Static Pressure1.68 mm H2O
Static Pressure with L.N.A.1.21 mm H2O
Max. Input Power0.6 W
Max. Input Current0.05 A
Voltage12 V
MTBF> 150.000 h
Warranty72 months
EAN barcode4716123314745

Customer Reviews

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.


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