Product Comparison: Noctua NF-S12A PWM vs Noctua NF-S12A FLX


Advertiser Disclosure
X

This site is a free online resource that strives to offer helpful content and comparison features to its visitors. Please be advised that the operator of this site accepts advertising compensation from certain companies that appear on the site, and such compensation impacts the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented, and in some cases may also impact the scoring that is assigned to them. The scoring that appears on this site is determined by the site operator in its sole discretion, and should NOT be relied upon for accuracy purposes. In fact, Company/product listings on this page DO NOT imply endorsement by the site operator. Except as expressly set forth in our Terms of Use, all representations and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information which appears on this site is subject to change at any time. More info

General Specifications
About the Product
The NF-S12A marks the third generation of Noctua’s signature S12 series quiet case fans. Featuring a further refined blade design with Anti-Stall Knobs that works in tandem with the new AAO frame, the NF-S12A improves the airflow/noise efficiency of its renowned predecessor by up to 8%.
The FLX version provides 1200/900/700rpm speed settings via the supplied Low-Noise Adaptors in order to give you full flexibility in fine-tuning the fan for maximum ventilation performance or near-silent operation.
Origin
China
China
Model
NF-S12A PWM
NF-S12A FLX
Brand
Noctua
Noctua
Key Specs
Speed
1200 RPM
1200 RPM
Fan Bearing Technology
SSO2 Bearing
SSO2 Bearing
Max. Airflow
63.27 CFM
63.27 CFM
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Noctua NF-S12A PWM Premium Quiet Fan
  • The amount of airflow from this particular model seems good.
  • There practically silent and provide great airflow in a low-medium static pressure setting.
  • This fan is perfect for use as an exhaust fan because of its low noise and high airflow.
  • This particular fan is airflow-optimized, as opposed to NF-F12s, which are pressure-optimized.
  • Quiet, moves a lot of air, high quality bearings.
Noctua NF-S12A FLX Premium Quiet Fan
  • Massive airflow and almost silent.
  • Airflow is excellent. Highly recommend.
  • Probably the quietest fan I've ever used and yet still has great airflow.
  • The fan is very quiet and moves a lot of air.
  • Insanely good performance! Very quiet, high airflow.
Size & Weight
Weight
6.4 oz.
6.4 oz.
Depth
0.98 in.
0.98 in.
Width
4.72 in.
4.72 in.
Height
4.72 in.
4.72 in.
Features
Number of Coolers
1
1
Noise Level
17.8 dB
17.8 dB
Extras
Low-Noise Adapter, Anti-Stall Knobs, AAO frame, Integrated anti-vibration pads
Low-Noise Adapter, Anti-Stall Knobs, AAO frame
What customers say about "Features"
Noctua NF-S12A PWM Premium Quiet Fan
  • Amazing fans as usual. Extremely quiet.
  • They are 4 pin, so if you have the proper controller they can go as low as 20% on a fan controller, instead of 40% on a non-PWM controller.
  • It is quiet. I can hear the airflow of course, which is not a problem.
  • These fans are very quiet, even without the included low-noise adapter.
  • The fan is very quiet and moves a decent amount of air.
Noctua NF-S12A FLX Premium Quiet Fan
  • Much more quiet than the stock fan and same airflow.
  • Great airflow with impressively little noise.
  • The build quality is excellent.
  • These things are quieter than my desk fan!
  • These fans are ridiculously quiet even on the medium setting and they sure do move a lot of air.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Manufacturer Warranty
6 year(s)
6 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer


Other reviews