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Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 Fan Review

Noctua has 2 new line models which are Redux and IndustrialPPC models and today I’ll be reviewing one of a specific fan models which is Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 Fan and do some comparison with their original brown-beige fans which are Noctua NF-A14 and Noctua NF-P14 models in the aspects of cooling performance, acoustic and design. To give a brief overview of these new line ups, the industrialPPC is meant for to installed in industrial applications as it can withstand harsh environments plus its certified with water and dust protection. Let’s take a look on the fan’s specification, testing and usage details. Continue reading Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 Fan Review

Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm Fan Benchmark

Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm Fan Review

Following in the footsteps of the successful NF-P12, the NF-P14 is a highly optimised, premium quality 140mm fan with Vortex-Control Notches for superb quietness and outstanding aerodynamic efficiency. Metal reinforcements, SCD2 technology and Noctua’s premium grade SSO-Bearing guarantee exceptional running smoothness and excellent long-term stability. Using the same hole-spacing as common 120mm fans and achieving a superior airflow/noise ratio, the NF-P14 is ideal for upgrading 120mm CPU or case fans. Product discontinued. Successor model: NF-A15 PWM

Overview

Model
Brand Noctua
Series NF-P (Pressure)
Model ID NF-P14 FLX
Specifications
Type Case Fan
Bearing Type SSO
Fan Size (Dimension) 140mm (140 x 140 x 25mm)
Power Connector 3 pin
Voltage, Current, Power 12V, 0.1A, 1.2W
Color Beige Frame, Brown Fan Blade
LED N/A
Corner Type Open
Cable Length 41cm
Performance Fan with L.N.A. with U.L.N.A.
Rotational Speed (RPM) 1200 900 750
Airflow (CFM) 65 49 42
Noise (db) 19.6 13.2 10.1
Static Pressure (mmH2O) 1.29 0.77 0.53
Others
Warranty 6 years
Accessory 1 x Ultra-Low-Noise-Adapter (U.L.N.A.)
1 x Low-Noise-Adapter (L.N.A.)
1 x 3-pin to 4-pin Molex Adapter.
4 x 140mm Mounting Brackets.
4 x Rubber Grommets
4 x Fan Screws

Benchmark #1 : Efficiency vs Performance

Test done in a wind tunnel without any airflow restriction (grill/mesh-filter).

Volts Ampere RPM CFM Decibel (A) Pressure mmH2O
0 0 0 0 0 0
1 0 0 0 0 0
2 0 0 0 0 0
3 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0
5 0 0 0 0 0
6 0 0 0 0 0
7 0.06 685 41.0 12.2 318
8 0.07 785 47.1 14.7 445
9 0.08 880 51.7 16.7 635
10 0.09 984 57.8 18.4 826
11 0.10 1053 61.0 20.3 1016
12 0.11 1135 64.4 22.5 1334

Benchmark #2 : Heatsink Cooling

Test done by cooling heatsink in push, pull and push-pull configuration.

Benchmark Push Pull Push/Pull
Delta Temperature (C) 54.4 55.65 51.90
Noise Levels (db) 38.5 38.5 42.6
Noise + Temperature 92.9 94.15 94.5
Avg.CPU/Ambient Temp (C) 81.00 / 26.6 82.25 / 26.6 78.50 / 26.6
Min~Max Speed (RPM) 1120~1180 1125~1280 1110~1230
Benchmark (L.N.A.) Push Pull Push/Pull
Delta Temperature (C) 58.9 59.35 55
Noise Levels (db) 30.5 32.8 34.8
Noise + Temperature 89.4 92.15 89.8
Avg.CPU/Ambient Temp (C) 85.50 / 26.6 85.75 / 26.4 81.50 / 26.5
Min~Max Speed (RPM) 775~800 960~965 760~940
Benchmark (U.L.N.A.) Push Pull Push/Pull
Delta Temperature (C) 63 61.85 57.25
Noise Levels (db) 28.6 29.8 32.5
Noise + Temperature 91.6 91.65 89.75
Avg.CPU/Ambient Temp (C) 85.50 / 26.6 85.75 / 26.4 81.50 / 26.5
Min~Max Speed (RPM) 645~665 835~840 620~850