Zalman introduced the ZM-SF3, a new 120mm fan with a "Shark's Fin Blade" design to reduce noise and increase airflow. Other noise-reducing features include the "Everlasting Quiet" (ELQ) bearing that has a lifespan of over 150,000 hours, silicon blocks at the corners of the fan to dampen vibration, as well as silicon pins instead of screws to further reduce vibrational noise.
The fan's frame uses blocks of silicone at its corners that dampen vibration, and silicone pins are provided instead of metal screws that bring down vibration transfer to the chassis even further. This results in a rated noise level of under 25 dBA. The fan measures 120 x 120 x 26.4 mm, weighing 118 g. It spins at speeds between 900 and 1,500 rpm. It takes its power from a 3-pin power connector. Zalman, however, did not announce pricing.