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    1et2.it Review
    08.03.2012: 1et2.itflag

    NF-R8 PWM Review

    "A pieno regime la Noctua NF-R8 PWM va a una velocità di 1800 rpm (rotazioni per minuto) producendo un potente flusso d’aria ma con un ronzio udibile. Inserendo il cavo riduttore di potenza il voltaggio scende dai 12 Volt a circa 8,40 Volt facendo ruotare la ventola a 1320 rpm. A questa velocità il rumore è sceso notevolmente, ma ancora udibile anche se molto poco. Il flusso d’aria si mantiene comunque ottimo. Utilizzando un variatore di potenza (rehobus) possiamo portare la ventola a 1000 rpm, velocità alla quale il rumore diventa estremamente basso, quasi inudibile, mantenendo comunque un buon flusso d’aria."

    Test verdict: "La Noctua NF-R8 PWM è identica nel design alla precedente versione NF-R8 ma la presenza del nuovo chip SCD gli permette di ridurre le vibrazioni e quindi il rumore oltre che a ridurre notevolmente i consumi elettrici. Il guadagno è quindi su ogni versante. Sia per la particolare cura e attenzione per la confezione e gli accessori, sia per i risultati eccellenti nei test, la Noctua NF-R8 PWM merita il premio Best Buy 2012 di 1e2.it" (Massimo Maccalli, 1et2.it)
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    HardZone.es Review
    15.02.2012: HardZone.esflag

    NF-R8 PWM Review

    "Sorprendentemente silencioso en todas las pruebas. El flujo de aire que mueve no es gran cosa, sobre todo comparado con el de 92mm, pero aun así a máximas rpm es bastante notable y no hace apenas ruido."

    Test verdict: "Una vez más, Noctua lo ha vuelto a lograr: ha mejorado algo que ya de por sí era sobresaliente. Los nuevos ventiladores de Noctua ahora cuentan con el valor añadido de que pueden ser controlados directamente por la placa base del ordenador en función de la temperatura. Silenciosos y potentes, los nuevos ventiladores de Noctua con función PWM no defraudarán a nadie." (Rodrigo Alonso, HardZone.es)
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    rbmods.com Review
    09.02.2012: rbmods.comflag

    NF-R8 PWM Review

    "We plugged in the case fan slot of our motherboard and disabled the PWM function to use the fans at their full speed. We also tested the fans at PWM speeds and with L.N.A adapter without PWM. Noise levels with all the fans are similar. In PWM mode, with our test setup, the fans were running at minimum speed nearly the whole time. Only after extensive 3DMark Vantage sessions the fan speed rose above the minimum. Even then the fans were very silent. With L.N.A adapter one could barely hear the fans. When we disabled the PWM and ran the fans at 12V, they were clearly audible. However, increasing noise comes with increasing performance. We saw about 2C decrease in overall temperature of the case when using the 120mm fan as our exhaustfan compared to the situation where the same fan was used with L.N.A adapter or PWM. Yet again Noctua did not disappoint us. The quality is on par with previous incarnations of their fans and performance is also on a very good level."

    Test verdict: "If you can live with the pricetag Noctua is a great choice. All three fans were absolutely one of the most silent one’s I’ve encountered, and while there definitely are more powerful fans available – the Noctua fans should be more than enough for cooling your case, processor cooler or even your water coolers radiator. All the fans are PWM controlled so you can control their speeding behaviour from your bios or from your motherboards control utility in your operating system. I can recommend all these fans to whoever who is looking for silent, yet reasonably powerful fan, and does want the PWM feature. Noctua won’t let you down in terms of quality!" (Ville Ilonen, rbmods.com)
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    Freemodding.it Review
    01.02.2012: Freemodding.itflag

    NF-R8 PWM Review

    "Risparmiare poco più di mezzo watt può sembrare una finezza da smanettoni, ma sul piano ingegneristico si tratta di un risultato formidabile. Se aggiungiamo che tutto questo non incide minimamente sulle prestazioni termiche e che ora possiamo affidarne il controllo alla nostra scheda madre in totale tranquillità, sfruttando il grandissimo range che parte da soli 300 giri al minuto, non si può che essere davvero soddisfatti di questo ulteriore step qualitativo effettuato da Noctua."

    Test verdict: "Il risultato è eccellente: se già apprezzavate la qualità e la silenziosità delle ventole Noctua, non rimarrete certo delusi dalla nuova serie PWM. Silenziose, performanti e parsimoniose sul piano energetico." (Enrico Maria Sampietro, Freemodding.it)
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    DVTests.com Review
    22.01.2012: DVTests.comflag

    NF-R8 PWM Review

    "При напрежение от 5V вентилатора достигна 790 оборота в минута със скорост на въздушния поток 1,2m/s, при което остана напълно безшумен. При напрежение 7V скоростта на въздушния поток беше вече 1,8m/s при 1101 оборота в минута. Тук вече на около 10см от вентилатора се долавя слаб шум от въздушния поток. При напрежение от 9V скоростта на потока се увеличи до 2,3m/s при 1378 оборота, като шумът от потокът преминаващ през витлото на вентилатора се усилва леко. След увеличаване на стойността на напрежението до 12V, вентилаторът заработи с пълен капацитет и постигна скорост на потока от 3,0m/s при 1795 оборота в минута."

    Test verdict: "Като заключение бих искал да кажа, че моделът представи сходна производителност с други 80мм модели, която се постига при по-ниска скорост на въртене. Това води до по-ниски нива на шум при еднаква производителност." (Dobrin Krystev, DVTests.com)
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31.10.2014 - PC Games Hardware 12/14 NH-U14S
Test verdict: "Der NH-U14S belegte bereits in der PCGH 11/2013 den ersten Platz und auch ein Jahr später ist er verdienter Testsieger." (Torsten Vogel, PC Games Hardware 12/14)
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29.10.2014 - Tweaks.pl NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM
Test verdict: "Poza tym wentylator zachował wszystkie cechy NF-F12, dlatego otrzymuje od nas ocenę 5/5 oraz dwie rekomendacje, po raz pierwszy wśród wentylatorów w kategorii jakość oraz doskonała wydajność." (Marcin Żyto, Tweaks.pl)
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29.10.2014 - Micougnou.com NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM
Test verdict: "C'est du lourd. Les performances sont excellentes" (Nicolas Henriques, Micougnou.com)
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29.10.2014 - modding.fr NF-A4x10 5V
Test verdict: "La série A n’entache en rien la réputation de Noctua, bien au contraire elle la sublime! Les performances collent proportionnellement aux dimensions des ventilateurs et avec un travail efficace sur le niveau sonore. Les optimisations présentes sur le cadre tout comme les pales, mais aussi au niveau du moteur et du roulement, contribuent à cette efficacité tant au niveau performance que sonore." (Bertrand Curras, modding.fr)
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