Noctua NF-S12A Series Fans Review
Over the years we have seen Noctua fans grow and develop into one of the world’s finest. If you take a look in our industry, you will see older products morph into components that is capable of being used in a system deemed modern by today’s standards. We are seeing this trend with the fans from Noctua which is something you would see from other companies today.
Noctua takes the fan business pretty seriously and if you can’t tell, we beg you to take a look at any of their fan products on their site. There isn’t another company on the planet that has as many features on their fans like those from Noctua. I guess this is the reason why they are some of the best performing, quietest fans to date.
Just a few months ago we review some new fans from Noctua containing a ton of features but Noctua with their never ending innovation has brought us even more new fans with more features to market. Just what are these features? We will get to that a little later in this review. So be prepared for better and more ways to get performance up and noise down.
Noctua’s take on the S12A
The Noctua NF-S12A marks the third generation of Noctua’s signature S12 series quiet case fans, which have received more than 250 awards and recommendations from the international press. Featuring a further refined blade design with Anti-Stall Knobs that works in tandem with the new AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) frame, the NF-S12A improves the airflow/noise efficiency of its renowned predecessor by up to 8%. The PWM version sports Noctua’s custom designed NE-FD1 IC for fully automatic speed control via 4-pin fan headers and comes with a Low-Noise-Adaptor to reduce the maximum speed during PWM control from 1200 to 900rpm. Its superb running smoothness, SSO2 bearing and Noctua’s trusted premium quality make it an elite choice for quiet case cooling.