Noctua NF-P12 Redux Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅19-05-18
Closer Look
If you’ve ever seen a Noctua fan, or read a review or news article on them, the brown and beige colour scheme will be immediately apparent; it’s difficult to miss. However, with the Redux range, they’ve gotten rid of those colours and gone with a much more neutral two-tone grey affair.

Noctua tend to use a 9-blade impeller which is the case here. The fins feature Vortez-Control Notches which divides the trailing edge vortices and distributes the associated noise amongst a wider range of audible frequencies, resulting in a more pleasant noise.

Due to the lack of any kind of extension cable, Noctua have used a 400mm long cable on all four of the NF-P12 Redux models.

The inner hub uses an SSO bearing, a tried and tested hydrodynamic bearing with stabilisation magnets, well known for its quiet operation and dependability. The Smooth Communication Drive also aids noise output by eliminating torque variations and switching noises created by the electrical input to the motor; this makes the motor remarkably quiet, even when very close.

The outside corners of the fan can be customised with a range of anti-vibration pads, available in yellow, white, green, black, blue and red.

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