Noctua's new premium 120mm fans spotted at Computex

Noctua shows off its new 120mm fan duo with signature SS02 bearings and premium features in Taipei.

Derek Strickland
Published Sat, Jun 4 2016 5:36 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

Computex 2016 - Noctua plans to expand its line of premium case fans with two new 120mm fans: the A-Series slim, and the next-gen 120mm design.

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Noctua's new fan duo starts off with the 120mm A-Series Slim Fan, which sports a super-thin 15mm thick design, seven fan blades, and Noctua's renowned SS02 bearings. The A-Series Slim is fastened by a reinforced metal core that ensures optimum endurance and stability, a dual-bearing motor, and anti-vibration pads.

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The Next-Gen 120mm fan isn't a slim model, and sports nine fan blades, a metal reinforced core like the A-Series Slim Fan, as well as the signature SS02 bearings. Noctua says the Next-Gen 120mm has optimized pressure and airflow for heat sinks and radiators, with flow acceleration channels for improved air circulation, and an advanced acoustic frame designed to reduce noise.

Noctua didn't reveal fan speed or airflow figures for either fan nor did they reveal pricing or availability information. Check below for all the known specs of the 120mm A-Series Slim Fan and Next-Gen models.

Noctua 120mm A-Series Slim Fan Specifications

  • 15mm thin design
  • Flow Acceleration Channels
  • AAO-Frame (Advanced Acoustic Optimization)
  • Inner Surface Microstructures
  • Stepped Intel Design
  • Integrated Anti-Vibration Pads
  • SS02 Bearing

Noctua Next-gen 120mm Fan Specifications

  • Impeller made from novel, proprietary liquid-crystal polymer (LCP) compound with fibre-glass reinforcements
  • Fine-tuned pressure/airflow (P/Q) curve for heat sinks and radiators
  • Ultra-tight tip clearance
  • Metal-reinforced hub
  • Flow Acceleration Channels
  • AAO Frame (Advanced Acoustic Optimization)
  • Stepped Inlet Design
  • Integrated Anti-Vibration Pads
  • SS02 Bearing

Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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