Arctic Cooling has introduced a new lineup of F Pro TC fans, this series includes 80mm, 92mm and 120mm models.
Unlike other generic temperature controlled case fans, the ARCTIC F Pro TC fan provides cooling according to not
only the temperature, but also the overall necessity for cooling.
The revolutionary programmed temperature controller plays a
key role. As shown in the chart, when case ambient air
temperature is at safe level 0°C to 32°C, the ARCTIC F Pro TC
fan speed remains at its lowest (500 rpm). This is to offer
adequate ventilation at the lowest noise level possible. The
ARCTIC F Pro TC is therefore completely inaudible (0.05 sone)
at low temperatures – a much quieter level than generic TC fans.
However, once a gaming system is at load, the case ambient air temperature will go up speedily, and without any
case fans, most likely it will rise above 40°C, an overheated level for most PC cases. High performance and instant
cooling is vital at this stage in order to eliminate the risk of overheating and system instability.
The ARCTIC F Pro TC is programmed to achieve top fan speed at 38°C. Th e fan responses to the rise in
temperature swiftly – within a critical 6°C range, the rpm of the ARCTIC F Pro TC fan increases from around 500 to
its maximum of 2,000 rpm (the steep curve in the chart). Heat is dissipated from the case rapidly in order to achieve
immediate cooling. As a result, the case air temperature remains at 38°C or below and thus the possibility of having a
system failure can be eliminated.
Highly flexible – sensor on a 40cm cable
The accurate temperature sensor of the ARCTIC F Pro TC is equipped at the end of a 40cm cable. This gives much
better flexibility when choosing the most appropriate spot that users would like to have the temperature detection.
The ARCTIC F Pro TC fans come with a 6 year limited warranty. They are available in July 2009. The MSRP is
US$6.50 / 4.90€ (F8), US$6.90 / 5.20€ (F9), US$7.90 / 5.90€ (F12).
Arctic F8 Pro TC: 500 to 2000 RPM, 28CFM, 0.05 to 0.3 Sone
Arctic F9 Pro TC: 500 to 2000 RPM, 35CFM, 0.05 to 0.4 Sone
Arctic F12 Pro TC: 400 to 1300 RPM, 33CFM, 0.05 to 0.4 Sone