Noctua introduced the NF-F12, a 120mm "Focused Flow" PWM fan. The company says this fan is optimized for outstanding static pressure, it focuses the airflow for better performance on heatsinks and radiators.
The fan spins at up to 1500RPM, at this rotational speed it moves 55CFM with a static pressure of 2.61 mm H2O and a noise level of 22.4dBA
The MSRP is 19.90EUR ($24.90), it should be immediately available in retail stores.
Noctua today introduced the new NF-F12 120mm
Focused Flow™ fan. Teaming up eleven stator guide vanes with a specially
conceived seven blade impeller, the NF-F12’s Focused Flow™ system
creates outstanding static pressure and focuses the airflow for superior
performance on heatsinks and radiators. At the same time, a wide range
of advanced aerodynamic design measures, second generation SSO-Bearings
and Noctua’s new, custom designed PWM IC for fully automatic control
guarantee astounding quietness of operation.
"Our award-winning NF-P12 has become a standard choice for pressure
demanding applications such as CPU coolers and radiators, but we’ve been
striving to achieve even better performance in this domain, and this is
how the NF-F12 was born", explains Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. "Due
to the stator guide vanes focussing the airflow, it can push the air
through dense fin stacks more effectively. This type of design has
mostly been used for noisy high speed fans so far, so our engineers have
put a lot of thought into keeping the noise in check."
The NF-F12 uses a wide range of aerodynamic optimisations in order to
refine the fan’s acoustic qualities. For example, the NF-F12’s stator
guide vanes are set out in Varying Angular Distance and feature
Vortex-Control Notches. Both measures help to spread the noise emission
over a broader frequency spectrum and thus make the fan’s sound pattern
more agreeable to the human ear. Another novel measure introduced with
the NF-F12 is the Stepped Inlet Design, which adds turbulence to the
influx in order to facilitate the transition from laminar flow to
turbulent flow. This measure reduces tonal intake noise, improves flow
attachment and increases suction capacity, especially in space
In addition to its advanced aerodynamic features, the NF-F12 is the
first fan to implement the further optimised second generation of
Noctua’s renowned, time-tested SSO bearing as well as the novel, custom
designed NE-FD1 PWM IC for fully automatic PWM speed control. The NE-FD1
integrates Noctua’s Smooth Commutation Drive (SCD) technology for
quieter operation and allows for ultra-low power consumption: Drawing
only 0.6W, the NF-F12 consumes more than 50% less than many fans in the
same speed range. This doesn’t only make it eco-friendly but also cuts
down the electricity bill.
Last but not least, the NF-F12 comes with modular cabling, integrated
anti-vibration pads and two speed settings for full flexibility. Its
commanding performance, exhaustive set of features and Noctua’s trusted
premium quality make it an elite choice for use on air coolers,
radiators and other pressure demanding applications.