Well, look at what we have here! The Noctua NF-A12x25 fan is arguably the most anticipated product to come out of Noctua in years, if only because they took their sweet time with it. Month, nay years of a tease here, a prototype there and many a soft timeline missed led to inevitable frustration when the first product to come out of this series was a low-profile 15 mm thick fan. The public wanted the real deal, however, and Noctua finally obliged with the launch of a whole slew of new fans. This included the NF-A12x25 in not one, but three different flavors (PWM, FLX, ULN), offering choice of speed control and rated RPM. Today, we take a closer look at what should be the most popular of the trio in the form of the NF-A12x25 PWM, and thanks again to Noctua for providing a review sample to TechPowerUp.
Noctua has greatly increased their product portfolio over the years, and this has led to where they have fans not only separated by fan size, but also market segmentation (standard, redux, and industrial). The new NF-A12 series of fans are all new and part of the standard lineup now, which means we can not only expect good support when it comes to accessories and after-purchase warranty, but also a fan that adopts their tan and brown color scheme, whether you like it or not. There are some options around this from day one, however, and we will get into this and more as we begin the review with a look at the fan's specifications below.
|Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM Fan|
|Dimensions:||120 x 120 x 25 mm|
|Rated speed:||450 (+/- 20%) to 2000 (+/- 10%) RPM|
|Max airflow:||60 CFM|
|Max static pressure:||2.34 mm H2O|
|Fan control:||4-pin/PWM control|
|Current draw:||0.14 A peak|