There is no doubt that Arctic is one of the biggest cooling specialists on the hardware scene, and the proof of this is that many of its fans and heatsinks are and have been considered the best in their field. Now, Arctic has released its new P12 PWM PST 0 dB fan, a fan that comes in two variants (one with RGB lighting and another with A-RGB) but that has a common functionality: hybrid operation to 0 dB noise.
Arctic’s first 0 dB fan is here
Hybrid operation in fans is not a new technology, since it has been implemented by various manufacturers for many years, especially in power supplies and graphics cards. This operating mode consists in that when the equipment is at rest and the temperature allows it, the fan stops completely, stops working and therefore emits absolutely no noise, something that lovers of silence will undoubtedly appreciate.
As you can see in the graph above, these fans turn off when the PWM cycle is below 10%, that is, when the computer is idle and the temperature of the processor (on which the PWM mode of motherboards is generally based) is low, making the computer able to operate in fanless mode of this way. However, when the temperature rises the fan starts to spin, so we won’t have to worry about the temperature skyrocketing.
Of course, at the moment Arctic has not specified what is the maximum noise that this fan emits at maximum speed, although they have specified that it is very quiet with its ball bearings and its rubberized contact surface to reduce noise. vibrations.
Regarding its technical characteristics, it should be noted that it works from 0 to 2,000 RPM of speed, moving a maximum air flow of 48.8 CFM with a static pressure of 1.85 mm H2O, making it a box fan that can be perfectly valid for use in heatsinks, including in liquid cooling radiators.
As we mentioned at the beginning, Arctic has launched two variants: one RGB and one A-RGB, compatible with RGB software from major motherboard manufacturers such as ASRock’s Polychrome Sync or Gigabyte / Aorus RGB Fusion 2.0. In both cases, the fan incorporates 12 RGB LEDs (which in the case of the ARGB version are individually configurable).
Price and availability
As usual in Arctic, the price of this new 0 dB fan is quite affordable, and we can find it in its online store and in stores like Amazon at the following recommended prices:
- 11.99 euros for the RGB version.
- 12.99 euros for the A-RGB version.
- In addition to being able to purchase the fan individually, both versions will also have available packs with 3 fans at a price of 37.99 euros.