Product on Review: Noctua NF-P12 Redux
Street Price: GBP 12.90 / EUR 13.90 / USD 13.90
Noctua’s journey started back in 2005, in Austria, with one goal in mind; to provide the market with quality cooling products. It goes without saying, they’ve certainly taken the market by storm, especially with the distinctive brown and beige appearance.
10 years ago, we looked at the Noctua NF-P12, a fan that helped cement Noctua’s reputation as a trusted supplier of quality goods. Now, as part of Noctua’s Redux range, they’ve re-issued that fan as the NF-P12 Redux, in a grey colour scheme. The NF-P12 Redux is available as 4 different models, referring to their speed and fan header connection; There’s two models with a PWM connection, rated at 1700 RPM and 1300 RPM, and a pair with a three-pin connection, clocked at 1300 RPM and 900 RPM.
The Redux range, introduced by Noctua, is an initiative to bring their most successful products back to market in a more streamlined package, whereby the extras are foregone and only the fan and 4 mounting screws remain, along with the use of newer and cheaper materials, without compromising on quality or performance.
So, a budget option for those who still desire the best performance and dependability. Despite the £12.90 price tag, the fan still arrives with a 6-year warranty, so Noctua give their full stamp of approval on this product. Let’s see how it fares in testing.
Noctua on the NF-P12 Redux:
Specifically designed for pressure demanding applications such as CPU or radiator cooling, the classic NF-P12 is a long-standing favourite among enthusiast users around the world and helped to found Noctua’s reputation as a top-tier manufacturer of premium quality quiet cooling components. The new redux edition reissues this award-winning model in a streamlined, accessibly priced package that has been reduced to the essential core: the NF-P12 premium fan. Its industry grade SSO bearing, over 150.000 hours MTTF rating and full 6 years manufacturer’s warranty make the NF-P12 redux a proven premium choice that provides trusted Noctua quality at an attractive price point. The performance-oriented top speed of the 1700rpm PWM version is ideal for high-efficiency case, radiator and CPU cooling as well as other applications that require both extended performance headroom and PWM for automatic speed control.