After the successful introduction of the NF-S12 in August, Noctua expands its
range of premium quality fans with the NF-R8 80mm fan. Like the NF-S12, the
NF-R8 employs a novel rotor developed by the Austrian Institute for
Heat-Transmission and Fan Technology (Österreichisches Institut für
Wärmeübertragung und Ventilatorentechnik, ÖIWV). Thanks to the special
optimisation of the blade geometry towards ultra low noise application and
Noctua’s magnetically centred, self lubricating oil-pressure bearing (SSO
bearing), the NF-R8 is up to 10% quieter than other high-end fans at the same
flow rate. The NF-R8 fans will be available by November. The recommended retail
price is EUR 14.90 /USD 18.90.

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After the successful introduction of the NF-S12 in August, Noctua expands its
range of premium quality fans with the NF-R8 80mm fan. Like the NF-S12, the
NF-R8 employs a novel rotor developed by the Austrian Institute for
Heat-Transmission and Fan Technology (Österreichisches Institut für
Wärmeübertragung und Ventilatorentechnik, ÖIWV). Thanks to the special
optimisation of the blade geometry towards ultra low noise application and
Noctua’s magnetically centred, self lubricating oil-pressure bearing (SSO
bearing), the NF-R8 is up to 10% quieter than other high-end fans at the same
flow rate.

"Many satisfied NF-S12 users have asked us whether there is an 80mm fan with
similar qualities", reports Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO, "After more than two
years of development, we are extremely happy to be able to provide an innovative
top-quality product in the 80mm range too!"

The NF-S12 120mm fan introduced in August has earned more then 20 awards and
recommendations from leading international websites and magazines. Like the
NF-S12, the NF-R8 employs a novel rotor developed by the Austrian Institute for
Heat-Transmission and Fan Technology (Österreichisches Institut für
Wärmeübertragung und Ventilatorentechnik, ÖIWV). Its Raised-Blade-Design
provides a significant boost in efficiency compared to conventional rotors at
low rotation speeds.

"In order to make their products more silent, fan manufacturers usually simply
reduce RPM without adapting the rotor design to the modified fluid dynamic
parameters", explains Mag. Manfred Stadler MBA of the Austrian Institute for
Heat-Transmission and Fan Technology. "Using a blade geometry specifically
optimised for lower speed ranges like the Noctua Raised-Blade-Design allows for
much better performance than simply reducing RPM."

Running at 1800rpm, the NF-R8 provides a flow rate of 53m³/h at a noise level of
only 17dB(A). Using the supplied Ultra-Low-Noise adaptor, the noise level can be
reduced below 7dB(A)*.

Like the NF-S12, the NF-R8 is equipped with a magnetically centred, self
lubricating oil-pressure bearing (SSO bearing) that surpasses current types of
ball-, sleeve- and liquid bearings in long-term stability and quietness thanks
to its new, improved principle of operation. The NF-R8 has a MTBF of over
150.000h and comes with 6 years warranty.

The scope of delivery of the NF-R8 includes a Low-Noise-Adaptor (L.N.A.) and an
Ultra-Low-Noise adaptor (U.L.N.A.) that allow for a further reduction in noise
emission, 4 vibration compensators for vibration-free installation as well as a
3:4 pin adaptor and 4 fan screws.

Technical specifications
Detailed data and background information on the Noctua Raised-Blade-Design and
the SSO bearing can be found at www.noctua.at.

Prices and availability
The NF-R8 fans will be available by November. The recommended retail price is
EUR 14.90 /USD 18.90.