SilverStone will soon release a new line of "Air Penetrator" fans. These new models deliver a more focused airflow due to large overlapping blades and an angled grill on the exhaust side that directs the airflow in a very linear angle from the fan. Bit Tech writes the airflow of the new SilverStone fans is so focused it can keep a balloon suspended in mid-air.
The new fan, which has the model number AP121, will come in 120mm and 180mm varieties – the latter for its Raven, Fortress and future cases – and Silverstone claims it’s the largest single moulded fan with overlapping blades. The blade size is about 50 per cent larger than normal fans and combined with the opposite angled grill on the exhaust side that acts to direct the airflow in a very linear angle from the fan.
It’s not the first time opposite an angled grill has been used, but Silverstone claims its fan is the first to use a close-pitch approach with many more twists.