titleNoctua’s products have always been considered quiet, high quality, and innovative cooling solutions. Noctua’s NF-F12 is no exception. The NF-F12 stands for Noctua focused flow 120mm premium fan. This fan is an improved version of the popular NF-P12 model. Noctua refined there new design over a two-year development cycle. This might seem excessive for a fan; however, the features Noctua has incorporated into this fan are impressive to say the least. The focused flow system is intended to force air through heatsinks or radiators more effectively, due to the fan’s static pressure. Noctua's contentious attention to noise reduction has led to a few new implementations on this front as well. The Noctua NF-F12 was built to perform, so without further a due, let’s see how this premium fan fairs.


Product Name:  Noctua NF-F12 PMW 120mm Fan

Review Sample Provided by:  Noctua

Review by:  Brock

Pictures by: Wes






4-pin PMW



Blade Geometry


Frame Technology

Focused Flow

 Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)

1500 RPM

Rotational Speed with L.N.A (+/- 10%)

1200 RPM

Min. Rotational Speen (PWM)

300 RPM




93,4 m3/h

Airflow with L.N.A

74,3 m3/h

Acoustical Noise

22,4 dB(A)

Acoustical Noise With L.N.A

18,6 dB(A)

Static Pressure

2,61 mm H2O

Static Pressure With L.N.A

1,83  mm H2O

Max. Input Power

0,6 W

Max. Input Current

0,05 A


12 V


> 150.000 h

Scope of Delivery

Low-Noise Adapter (L.N.A)

4-pin Y-Cable

30cm Extension Cable

4 Vibration-Compensators

4 Fan Screws


6 years


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #28237 16 Oct 2012 20:02
Welcome Brock with his first review
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Twodavez replied the topic: #28238 16 Oct 2012 20:11
I haven't heard Noctua's name discussed in a while. Glad they're still knocking it out of the park with great products. I remember they used to be a sponser and their heatsinks were well sought after, but until now, i haven't heard the name in at least a year or so...
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Twodavez replied the topic: #28239 16 Oct 2012 20:12
BTW: nice review Brock!
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #28240 16 Oct 2012 20:13
I've been slacking :-P

We still use them on most of our test benches. Its also the main thermal paste for all of our testing as well
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Wooderson replied the topic: #28243 17 Oct 2012 10:08

Twodavez wrote: BTW: nice review Brock!

Thanks Dave for the positive feedback.

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