Noctua today introduced the new NF-F12 120mm
Focused Flow fan.
The successor of the popular NF-P12 fan 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
The NF-F12 is also the
first fan to implement the further optimised second generation of
Noctua's SSO bearing as well as the 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 low power consumption of
The new fan also comes with modular cabling, integrated
anti-vibration pads and two speed settings.
The NF-F12 will be available immediately at a recommended retail price
of EUR 19.90 / USD 24.90.