Product Comparison: ARCTIC P12 vs Noctua NF-P12

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General Specifications
About the Product
The P12 fan features completely redesigned fan blades and is optimised for high static pressure. Thus, the P12 is especially effective when used on heatsinks and with higher air resistance.
The NF-P12 has been specifically developed for applications such as CPU coolers that demand superior pressure and airflow performance. The NF-P12 achieves exceptional quietness and long-term stability.
Key Specs
Fan Bearing Technology
Fluid Dynamic Bearing
SSO Bearing
Max. Airflow
56.3 CFM
54.32 CFM
1800 RPM
1300 RPM
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ARCTIC P12 120 mm Case Fan
  • Low noise, high RPM, and a lot of airflow.
  • These fans are brilliant for the price you pay.
  • They deliver cracking airflow and performance and were a perfect match for my micro atx case.
  • They move more air at a lower db level than any other fans I've used.
  • Puts out more air than my other fans and is very quiet!
Noctua NF-P12 3-Pin Premium Cooling Fan
  • It has very low noise and good airflow.
  • Good airflow, quiet, stylish, decent price.
  • The airflow is great, and it's the only thing you hear when it's running at full blast.
  • This is great case fan with good static pressure and airflow.
  • Good fans really quiet with good airflow.
Size & Weight
4.72 in.
4.72 in.
4.72 in.
4.72 in.
0.98 in.
0.98 in.
4.9 oz.
5 oz.
Number of Coolers
Noise Level
24.5 dB
19.8 dB
Power Connector Type
Push- or pull-configuration, Two Way Installation
Low-Noise Adapter, 3 to 4-pin Adapter, 9 Fan Blade Design
What customers say about "Features"
ARCTIC P12 120 mm Case Fan
  • It's quiet and moves enough air to keep everything cool.
  • This fan is quiet and more powerful than my original exhaust fan.
  • This fan comes with a 3 pin connector.
  • Unbelievably quiet and high flow.
  • They are whisper quiet and easy to install.
Noctua NF-P12 3-Pin Premium Cooling Fan
  • These fans are near quiet.
  • Very quiet even at full speed, solid quality, great airflow.
  • Bundled adapters to reduce speed if required.
  • The fan is quiet, efficient, and does the job.
  • This fan is super quiet and moves a good bit of air.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
6 year(s)
6 year(s)
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