Noctua NF-A14 & 15 Reviewed


The NF-A15 includes all of the technology/features present in the NF-A14 but it’s presented slightly differently due to the unique frame design. There’s no nice way to put it – The NF-A15 looks downright strange. The frame is somewhere between a round and a rectangular frame to the point where it appears to have an identity crisis. We looked at it and immediately wondered how we were meant to mount it – horizontally or vertically? The NF-A15 frame has 120mm mounting holes and is 150mm wide x 140mm high. These 120mm mounting holes should mean that it is compatible with most NF-P14 capable coolers (either Noctua manufactured or otherwise). We tested this fan with our Noctua NH-D14, replacing the P14 fan and found it to fit just fine although it does increase the overall height of the cooler by about 8mm.

What’s in the Box?

• The fan itself
• Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
• 4-Pin Y-Cable
• 30cm Extension Cable
• 4 Vibration-Compensators
• 4 Fan Screws


Specifications – NF-A15

The specifications are very similar to the NF-A14, as we would expect, with the differences in airflow and static pressure being put down (by us) to the PWM controller.




140x150x25 mm


4-pin PWM



Blade Geometry

A-Series with Flow Acceleration Channels

Frame Technology

AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation)

Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)

1200 rpm

Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)

900  rpm

Minimum Rotational Speed (PWM)

300  rpm


115.5 m³/h

Airflow with L.N.A

88.7 m³/h

Acoustical Noise

19.2 dB(A)

Acoustical Noise with L.N.A

13.8 dB(A)

Static Pressure

1.51 mm H2O

Static Pressure with L.N.A

0.89  mm H2O

Max. Input Power

0.96 W

Max. Input Current

0.08 A


12 V


> 150.000 h


6 years


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