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Nine Blade Design

Many 140x140x25mm axial fans tend to suffer from low static pressure, making them less suitable for use on CPU coolers or watercooling radiators with tight fin spacing. The NF-P14 on the other hand features a highly optimised nine blade impeller design thatís following in the footsteps of Noctuaís successful NF-P12 and has been carefully fine-tuned for both airflow/noise efficiency and outstanding static pressure. As a result, the NF-P14 lends itself not only to use as a case fan but also to high-impedance applications like CPU cooling.

NF-P14 Blade Design


Thanks to the use of Vortex-Control Notches, an advanced design measure first introduced with the NF-P12 fan, the NF-P14 is surprisingly quiet despite of its impressive airflow and pressure performance. The two Vortex-Control Notches at the trailing edge of each blade make the flows along the suction and pressure side mix more smoothly, allowing for less turbulence and velocity loss, which leads to increased efficiency as well as a significant reduction in noise emission.

NF-P14 Blade Design


Vortex-Control Notches not only allow the flows to join less abruptly at the trailing edge, but also serve the purpose of psychoacoustic optimisation by making the fanís acoustic profile more pleasant to the human ear: Due to the Vortex-Control Notches, trailing edge vortices are split up into several smaller vortices, each having slightly different tonal characteristics. The fanís airflow noise is thereby spread over a wider range of frequencies and, as a result, perceived as much less annoying.

NF-P14 Blade Design


The Vortex-Control Notches' effect of psychoacoustic optimisation is further enhanced by the staggering of the notches. As the Vortex-Control Notches are staggered from blade to blade, each blade creates a different vortex pattern, which also helps to better spread the fan's noise emission over the frequency spectrum and thereby contributes to the fans unobtrusive acoustic profile that easily blends into the background noise.

NF-P14 Blade Design



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Noctua
23.04.2014 - Crazypc.ro NH-D15
Test verdict: "Noctua își păstrează tradiția și continuă să ofere fanilor Noctua silențiozitate și performanță bună într-un singur pachet. Cu un design foarte reușit care a înlăturat problemele celebrului NH-D14, NH-D15 pe tot parcursul testelor s-a comportat impecabil." (Vlad Buluta, Crazypc.ro)
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23.04.2014 - ExtraHardware.cz NH-D15
Test verdict: "A to hlavne pre vynikajúce ventilátory, ktoré v kooperácii s pasívom perfektne fungujú i pri nízkej hlučnosti. K výslednému efektu lepšiu alternatívu asi nenájdete." (Ľubomír Samák, ExtraHardware.cz)
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22.04.2014 - WASD.ro NH-L12
Test verdict: "Daca cumva prindeti vreo reducere va recomand sa il achizitionati fara sa ezitati. Merita!" (Octavian Fulger, WASD.ro)
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22.04.2014 - ENG PC NH-U14S
Test verdict: "المشتت NH-U14S قدم أداءًا رائعًا غير متوقع وكان هذا بسبب اختلاف التصميم عن أخيه الأصغر NH-U12S أيضًا بسبب المروحة ذات القطر 14CM والتي يتحرك الهواء من خلالها بأسلوب أفضل من مروحة 12CM، أما عن الصوت فهو أهدأ ويشبه كثيرًا NH-D14 فينصح بهذا المشتت للوحات X79 ومعالجات LGA 2011 خاصة إن أردت كسر سرعتها، لذا أنصحك بتبديل مشتتك إن كان ذا صوت مرتفع وأداء أقل من المشتت NH-U14S" (Amir Abd EL Fattah, ENG PC)
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