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The NF-P12 has been specifically developed for applications such as CPU coolers that demand superior pressure and airflow performance. Thanks to psychoacoustic optimizations like the Vortex-Control Notches, the new SCD drive system and Noctua's premium-grade SSO-Bearing, the NF-P12 achieves exceptional quietness and long-term stability.


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Computerbase.de Review
01.02.2008: Computerbase.de
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"Hinsichtlich seines Geräuschbildes hebt sich der verbaute NF-P12 durchaus von seinen günstigeren Kontrahenten ab. Bei maximalen 1300 U/min sind leichte Luftumschlagsgeräusche zu vernehmen, die subjektiv etwas weicher ausfallen. Ab 7 Volt abwärts gibt der unorthodox gefärbte Ventilator absolut keinen Mucks mehr von sich. Entscheidend dabei: Nervige Nebengeräusche wie Rotorschleifen, -Rasseln oder -Klackern, wie wir sie häufig beobachten müssen, scheinen dem NF-P12 vollkommen fremd."

Test verdict: "Über die Vergabe unserer Redaktionsempfehlung für den NH-U12P, aber auch für den NF-P12 als Einzellüfter, muss überdies nicht weiter diskutiert werden." (Martin Eckardt, Computerbase.de)
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HardwareCanucks.com Review
24.12.2007: HardwareCanucks.com
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"It beat out all of the other fans we put it up against even though the gap narrowed a bit in the last water cooling test. This shows that the high degree of engineering put into this product was not just window dressing since it performs exactly as Noctua promises and then some. Whether it was cooling a Thermalright heatsink or a Black Ice radiator, the NF-P12 proved that it was the best choice for applications which call for a high amount of static pressure. Without a doubt, every part of Noctua’s fan is top notch in terms of build quality and performance. I also like the fact that all of the mounting hardware is included and as well as two prepackaged adaptors for lowering the rotational speed of the fan. What really surprised me was the distinct lack of noise produced by this Noctua fan. I was prepared for a moderate increase in noise over the NF-S12 fans I was using on my case but lo and behold, the NF-P12 equaled the quiet performance of Noctua’s older fans. To have this kind of performance with the lack of blade or motor noise is a dream come true for people who demand the quietest PC possible. In many cases, an enthusiast will buy a fan speed controller or build their own resistors into a fan’s wiring in order to lower the amount of noise produced by a fan. With the NF-P12 that is no longer necessary since not only does it offer near-silent operation but Noctua has also included two fan speed adaptors to lower RPMs for even less noise."

Test verdict: "Personally, I think that the tests in this review speak louder than any conclusion I can write because the results were so convincing. The Noctua NF-P12 was the best fan we tested. Period." (SKYMTL, HardwareCanucks.com)
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Overclock3D.net Review
14.12.2007: Overclock3D.net
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"Utilising both the NF-S12 and NF-P12 120mm fans on the radiator for our cooling tests yielded some interesting results. I have included some Scythe S-FLEX results in the chart to help make a comparison. The NF-S12 800 gets left behind at 7v, but the NF-P12 performs better than the Scythe S-FLEX's thanks to its increased static pressure. The NF-P12 certainly has the goods and it performs well whilst being almost totally quiet. Excellent effort Noctua!"

Test verdict: "I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the Noctua NF-P12 120mm cooling fans as a worthy addition to your cooling system." (Matthew Fogg, Overclock3D.net)
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DragonSteelMods.com Review
09.12.2007: DragonSteelMods.com
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"The first thing you'll notice with the Noctua NF-P12 fan is the lack of noise at all rpm levels. The next thing you'll see in the testing results is that the Noctua fan performs better than the other fans while running at a lower fan speed. Obviously the design of the Noctua is excellent, allowing better performance at a lower fan speed while maintaining virtually no noise. Essentially what we are seeing here is that the Noctua NF-P12 is more efficient at moving air than the other fans tested, something that is very desirable with any type of fan."

Test verdict: "Noctua performs better than the other fans used in the comparison while running at lower speeds. Silence, performance and quality are things that have become synonymous with Noctua, they truly do make some of the best performing fans on the market today." (Kristofer Brozio, DragonSteelMods.com)
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DVhardware.net Review
03.12.2007: DVhardware.net
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"As decibelmeters don't tell everything I also did some more subjective noise tests. I listened to the noise of both fans to judge which one makes the least noise but this wasn't an easy task as both fans are very quiet. At a distance of more than a meter you practically won't be able to hear them unless your room is very quiet. The noise production of both fans seems to be about even but I have to admit that the psychoacoustic optimizations seem to work as when I put the fans right next to my ear I found the noise produced by the NF-P12 a bit more pleasant. "

Test verdict: "Once again Noctua doesn't disappoint. The NF-P12 produces a decent airflow, a high static pressure and is extremely quiet. This fan is perfect for low-noise CPU, radiator, PSU or case cooling." (Thomas De Maesschalck, DVhardware.net)
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27.11.2014 - mod-your-case.de NH-U9S
Test verdict: "Mit dem NH-U9S hat Noctua wieder einmal gezeigt, dass man ein gutes Produkt mit viel Entwicklungsarbeit noch besser machen kann. Dies bezieht sich nicht nur auf die Kühlleistung des neuen NH-U9S, sondern auch auf die Kompatibilität." (Patrick Seus, mod-your-case.de)
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27.11.2014 - DVTests.com NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM
Test verdict: "After I spent some time having fun with the biggest fans included in the series I can say that I am really impressed to see the classic NF-P14 revived in the shape of two brand new, much cheaper versions with absolutely renewed appearance and much better performance." (Dobrin Krastev, DVTests.com)
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26.11.2014 - ZeDen.net NH-D15
Test verdict: "Au final, le bilan de ce ventirad est vraiment très bon. Les améliorations apportées par Noctua à son produit phare, le NH-D14, nous ont vraiment convaincues. Le NH-D15 est bel et bien le meilleur ventirad de la marque, notamment grâce à ses nouveaux ventilateurs et à son design de radiateur revu pour une meilleure comptabilité. Bien sûr, ce niveau de qualité a un prix, mais il ne faut pas oublier que si cette solution haut de gamme - modulaire et adaptables à presque tous les sockets - peut paraitre chère, elle peut rivaliser avec les watercooling AIO les plus récents !" (Pierre-Alexis Passelande, ZeDen.net)
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