Computex 2015: Noctua

Year after year, Noctua shows so many new and very interesting products. And this year I believe they followed the tradition so let’s check the Noctua booth at Computex 2015 and the latest technologies and products which should hit the market soon.

Noctua Active Noise Cancellation project (progress report)


First thing to point for this year is actually the progress of the Active Noise Cancellation project and according to Noctua this is what happened since Computex 2014.

  • Switched to new microprocessor for fully integrated controller design
  • Switched to new 120mm fan design as the best possible basis for superior ANC performance
  • Successful manufacturing test-runs confirmed feasibility in mass production
  • Verified precision of magnet and modulator placement
  • Verified magnet performance after injection moulding (no demagnetisation due to heat)
  • Long-term testing confirmed mechanical stability, ANC function, bearing life, vibration, etc.
  • Ongoing software optimisation
  • Ongoing optimisation of new 120mm fan design


Next generation 120mm,140mm & 200mm A-series fans

At Computex 2015 noctua showed several new fan models based on award-wining products already included in the portfolio. So let’s check them out one by one:

Next generation 120mm A-series fan


  • Succeeding the award-winning NF-P12 (positioned between NFS12A and NF-F12)
  • Integrating Noctua’s latest technologies in order to provide unprecedented efficiency in a broad range of applications
  • Fine-tuned pressure/airflow (P/Q) curve for mid to high impedance applications such as CPU heatsinks or water cooling radiators
  • Ultra-tight 0.5mm tip clearance helps the fan to work more efficiently against back pressure such as on heatsinks or radiators


Next generation 140mm A-series fan


  • Fine-tuned pressure/airflow (P/Q) curve for heatsinks and radiators
  • Ultra-tight tip clearance
  • Flow Acceleration Channels
  • AAO-Frame (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation)
  • Stepped Intel Design
  • Integrated Anti-Vibration Pads
  • SSO2 Bearing


200mm A-series fan


  • Flow Acceleration Channels
  • AAO-Frame (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation)
  • Inner Surface Microstructures
  • Stepped Intel Design
  • Integrated Anti-Vibration Pads
  • SSO2 Bearing


Slim 120mm A-series fan


  • 15mm thin design
  • Flow Acceleration Channels
  • AAO-Frame (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation)
  • Inner Surface Microstructures
  • Stepped Intel Design
  • Integrated Anti-Vibration Pads
  • SSO2 Bearing


24V industrialPPC fans


  • Designed for 24V based industrial applications
  • Operating voltages from 6 to 30V
  • Reduced speed at 12V (1000 to 1600rpm)
  • Wide input range version of Noctua‘s NE-FD2 motor driver IC
  • Three-phase motor design
  • Fibre-glass reinforced polyamide construction
  • Certified IP67 water- and dust protection


80 & 92mm industrialPPC fans


  • Based on the award-winning NF-A8 and NF-A9
  • Ruggedised high-speed versions for industrial heavy duty applications
  • Three-phase motor design
  • Class-leading energy efficiency
  • Fibre-glass reinforced polyamide construction
  • Certified IP52 or IP67 water- and dust protection


NF-P12 redux


  • Proven NF-P12 design
  • Streamlined redux edition
  • Pressure-optimized Nine-Blade Design
  • Vortex-Control Notches
  • SSO-Bearing

Apart from the huge variety of new fans the company actually added some new additional fan-related products.

And here comes the most interesting model, which to be honest I didn’t expect from Noctua:

Project chromax


  • Anti-Vibration Pads and Anti-Vibration Mounts in black, white, red, blue, yellow and green
  • Anti-Vibration Pads compatible with 120 and 140mm standard and industrialPPC models
  • Ideal for colour-matching indiustrialPPC fans to individual build styles
  • Anti-Vibration Mounts compatible with all Noctua models (including redux)
  • Made from high-quality, extra-soft silicone

The next product is:


PWM fan controller


  • Combines manual and automatic fan speed control via PWM
  • Adjust the PWM curve provided by your mainboard as you wish
  • Manually control PWM fans without mainboard controller
  • Optionally maintains a minimum speed of 300rpm and prevents the fan from stopping at below 20% PWM duty cycle
  • Includes splitter cable for controlling up to 6 PWM fans


120mm anti-vibration frame


  • Ideal for using fans on water cooling radiators
  • Seals off gap between fan and radiator for best pressure performance
  • Reduces minute vibrations being transmitted to the radiators
  • Can reduce noise in suction mode

Also Noctua introduced several new coolers for home and industrial users based on already very successful models in the company portfolio.


Next generation 120mm U-type cooler


  • Based on the award-winning NH-U12S
  • 50% more surface area for further improved quiet cooling performance
  • 6 instead of 5 heatpipes
  • 100% RAM compatibility in single fan mode
  • Designed for use with next generation 120 A-series fan


Next generation 140mm U-type coolers


  • Based on the award-winning NH-U14S
  • 30% more surface area for further improved quiet cooling performance
  • 100% RAM compatibility in single fan mode
  • Asymmetrical layout for better PCIe compatibility (140mm model)
  • Designed for use with next generation 140mm fan


L-type 120mm low profile cooler


  • Based on the award-winning NH-L12
  • Next generation 120mm fan & NF-A9x14 PWM
  • SecuFirm2™ mounting with springs for best contact pressure
  • Only 65mm total height with the top fan removed


Heatsinks for industrial clients


  • Tailor-made cooling solutions for industrial clients
  • Application examples include embedded systems, LED lightning and thermal cyclers (DNA amplifiers)
  • Construction methods ranging from simple aluminium extrusion over CNC cutting and embedded heatpipes to complex copper / aluminium assemblies and heatpipes with soldered fins
  • Ultra-high precision manufacturing in trusted Noctua quality

And last but not least:


Skylake ready!


  • All current Noctua CPU coolers support Skylake‘s new LGA1151 socket.
  • Older Noctua coolers can be upgraded with the NMi115x kit free of charge.
  • 10 year old Noctua coolers can still be used on next generation Intel Core™ systems!

Dobrin Krastev is the owner, reviewer and newsman of with more than 15 years' experience in personal computers, server and storage systems, UPS, peripheral devices and software. Passionate about testing and reviewing, AMD overclocking using AM3 990FXA and AMD FM2 A85X test systems and building modding projects.
  1. Reply Gadgety 02.06.2015 at 19:57

    I’ve been waiting for the 200mm A-series fan. Noctua showed a prototype at Computex 2013, then a ready to launch model (same as above) at Computex 2014, for launch in October 2014. It never arrived. Hopefully they will actually launch it now. Any dates?

    • Reply Dk_vr 03.06.2015 at 8:04

      Well somehow I agree with you.
      It is strange why these models are not yet released.
      I can try to ask for release date but I can’t guarantee if the guys from Noctua will provide me accurate information.

    • Reply snoopdoopy 02.06.2015 at 22:56

      I’m interested in the launch dates for the 200mm as well. I still haven’t bought any 200mm fan because I’m waiting for the noctua one. Wonder what takes them so long …

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