Noctua NF-P12 120mm Fan Review

by Michael "SKYMTL" Hoenig     |     December 24, 2007

Air Cooling Tests

Single Fan Tests

The first tests look extremely positive in favor of the NF-P12. There is very little difference between the fans in the idle test due to the low amount of heat being generated by the processor but the gap increases during the 15 minutes of CPU load. While a maximum of 3*C difference between the Noctua and the Yate Loon may not seem like much, the 5% improvement the NF-P12 showed is very significant. All in all, this is a great first result for Noctuaís new flagship fan.

Dual Fan Tests

Once again there was hardly any difference between the fans during the idle tests but the Noctua shines in the load tests. While these results arenít ground breaking they to show that the NF-P12 is the best performing fan in high impedance situations like we see here when it is installed on a Thermalright Ultra Extreme.

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