When we first reported on Noctua's integration of RotoSub noise cancelling technology in the run-up to Computex, many of our readers voiced their wishes to see real-world results. Most unfortunately, we were unable to provide any first-party coverage of this interesting step forward in cooling technology during the event, however Noctua did take the time to perform a quick and simple test, which it uploaded to YouTube.
The early prototype, a retrofitted NF-F12 120mm fan, is running at 2,500rpm in the video, up from the standard 1,500rpm of the current retail model. Whilst Noctua doesn't go into full detail of the results in its quick test, it states that its development goal is to achieve 80 per cent greater airflow and 120 per cent higher static pressure, whilst remaining at the same noise level and with the removal of unpleasant, high-frequency noise.
The firm hopes to have this technology in stores in either the third or fourth quarter of next year.