Today we have an opportunity to look at one of Noctua’s fans that made the jump from their premium line down to the redux line in the NF-P12 redux. The redux line of fans is intended to have the same performance as the premium line, but sold in an OEM manner (without accessories) to keep costs down. The NF-P12 redux line will include four SKUs – two DC controlled fans at 900 at 1300 RPM and two PWM fans at 1300 and 1700 RPM. The big difference between them is in the price with the redux saving 33% over the fully accessorized NF-P12. The P12 sold well enough to remain a premium fan all these years and sells well enough to be made into four redux fans. How do the fans function in various environments? We will examine the performance of all four fans and see how it adds up. Read More
Today we examine Noctua’s new fan, the NF-A12-25. After more than 4.5 years of development and seeing prototypes throughout that time, the new fan has finally been released. The NF-A12-25 uses different build materials to increase rigidity which allows for tighter tolerances, specifically in regards to the distance between the blade and the frame. Noctua says this design is said to help with increased static pressure and airflow which makes this fan a good candidate for mounting to a radiator. We put the fan to the test against our test suite to gauge performance and see how the new fan fared against other similarly sized fans.
Cooler Master is known for its desktop components and peripherals and already has an extensive line-up of products. They have announced an expansion on current products and are introducing a few new ones in Taipei at Computex 2018. Read More
Over the past year, AMD has been delivering new, powerful products to consumers and from what they revealed at Computex 2018 this momentum is continuing to carrying them forward into even larger market segments. Read More
It seems like all of our favorite manufacturers are expanding into new markets, and well, produce just about everything these days. GIGABYTE is following this trend, launching their first AORUS DDR4 3200 MHz 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) RGB memory kit. Read More