Bitspower introducing fans under their brand was equally as surprising to me as seeing their LN2 block this time last year at CES 2019. While both are definitely hardware associated with cooling, with the former an integral part of PC cooling in general, the company was busy churning out more fittings in variations than any other company, perhaps even several combined, to where that cash cow was no doubt integral to their plans. Things have changed a lot in the past 12 months, however, with mainstream companies getting into the custom water cooling market and Bitspower bringing their more budget-minded Touchaqua brand out of Asia. They now have two different fan designs, both called NJORD and differentiated by the rotor design, and today, we take a look at the first of these. Thanks to Bitspower for sending a review sample to TechPowerUp!
The Bitspower Touchaqua NJORD, presumably named after the Norse god of the wind, is only available as a triple pack and has been the subject of multiple review requests from readers to date. No doubt the pricing of the product is a big factor, which we will get into in due time, but people are also simply curious about how these perform given the established presence the Bitspower brand has in this market. As the preview image above shows, these are RGB fans as well, with most of the company's new water blocks also embracing integrated addressable digital RGB LEDs, and we begin the review with a look at the specifications in the table below.
|Bitspower Touchaqua NJORD 120 PWM Fan|
|Dimensions:||120 x 120 x 25 mm|
|Rated Speed:||800–2000 (+/- 10%) RPM|
|Max Airflow:||70 CFM (119 m³/h)|
|Fan Control:||4-pin/PWM control|
|Current Draw:||0.24 A peak|