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Noctua IndustrialPPC and Redux Fan Roundup Review


Noctua IndustrialPPC and Redux: Closer Look


I will be starting the closer look page with the smallest fan in the whole group The NF-R8 redux-1800 PWM. This is an 80mm fan made for small form factor cases and CPU coolers. The distinguishing feature of this little guy is the fins, which are at a very sharp angle. For most fans this creates more air flow per fan rotation. There are no other distinguishing features for the R8 making it the most plain compared to all of the other fans in this review.



The second smallest fan is the 92mm NF-B9 redux-1600 PWM. This fan is a good bit more interesting than its little brother. For one, the unique blade technology that it is designed around is very easy to see visually. For two it actually has unique blade technology. One of the two design alterations is the Vortex-Control Notches, which are designed to help change the sound output (these are the little sharp points that are on the cutting edge of the fan). The second design is the Bevelled Blade Tips, which are for greater surface area to noise ratio.



Coming into the more common size range of 120mm is the NF-S12B redux_1200 PWM. This fan is specifically identified by Noctua as a case fan. They state that it was designed with medium static pressure and high air flow in mind to keep air moving well while keeping noise to a minimum. To reach this end they implemented the Bevelled Blade tips like in the B9 above. This can be seen on the tips of the blades also like the B9 above.



Arriving at the largest of the redux fans, the NF-P14s(r), we see the return of the Vortex-Control Notches. Something important to note is that these two fans are identical in every way except for their frames, so I will be describing them together. The P14 models have a nine blade design for situations in need of very high air pressure. It is this feature that separates them from their peers and predecessors (in this review).




Moving up to the industrialPPC performance fans, which are only offered in 120mm and 140mm sizes, I will start off by again pointing out that there are no visual differences between the standard and PWM models. The smaller of the two is the NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000. This fan and its bigger counterpart are filled to the brim with new designs and technology. The ones that can be easily identified by eye are the: Focused Flow Frame, Varying Angular Distance and Vortex Control Notches, Heptaperf Impeller, Advanced Acoustic Optimisation Frame (or AAO Frame), Stepped Inlet Design, Inner Surface Microstructures, and Integrated Anti-Vibration Pads. What a list! Just to identify these: the spokes of the frame are the basis for the Focused Flow Frame and the Varying Angular Distance and Vortex Control Notches. The rear and inside of the frame contain the Stepped Inlet Design and the Inner Surface Microstructures. The edges of the frame are AAO and accept the Integrated Anti-Vibration Pads. Finally the Heptaperf Impeller in center is designed to work well with the spokes of the frame.




The largest and most powerful design in the entire product line is the NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000(PWM). It is very similar to the 120mm with the exception of a different fan and normal spokes. The fan blades all have Flow Acceleration Channels, which are on the back of the blades and are to help flow and reduce noise. Other than the fan blade there is not much special about the look of this particular fan. On the next page, all of the designs (even the ones that can't be identified by sight) are characterized to a much greater extent.



  1. Noctua IndustrialPPC and Redux fan Roundup:Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Noctua IndustrialPPC and Redux: Closer Look
  3. Noctua Industrial and Redux: IndustrialPPC Specifications & Features
  4. Noctua Industrial and Redux: Redux Specifications & Features
  5. Noctua Industrial and Redux: Testing & Results
  6. Noctua Industrial and Redux: Conclusion
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