Cooling

Thermaltake SWAFAN GT12 PC Cooling Fan Premium Edition Review

Performance

All three variants of this fan performed really well. The reverse setup offered the lowest CFM, but still a very decent score overall, sitting around the middle of our overall table of performance. The Pressure variant did even better, delivering good airflow and a fractionally higher RPM, while not really being any louder than the reverse blades. However, the airflow version gave out a LOT more airflow, as expected, and was only a tiny bit louder than the other blades, so overall, great performance. All fans operated within their expected RPM targets at both 100 and 50% loads too.

Recorded Fan Speed

  • High Air Pressure 50% PWM – 1005 RPM
  • High Air Pressure 100% PWM – 1720 RPM
  • High Air Flow 50% PWM – 1054 RPM
  • High Air Flow 100% PWM – 1939 RPM
  • Reverse Air Flow 50% PWM – 999 RPM
  • Reverse Air Flow 100% PWM – 1711 RPM

Airflow Performance

  • High Air Pressure 50% PWM – 84.14 CFM
  • High Air Pressure 100% PWM – 114.43 CFM
  • High Air Flow 50% PWM – 85.67 CFM
  • High Air Flow 100% PWM – 132.48 CFM
  • Reverse Air Flow 50% PWM – 81.39 CFM
  • Reverse Air Flow 100% PWM – 105.56 CFM

Acoustic Output

  • High Air Pressure 50% PWM – 36 dBa
  • High Air Pressure 100% PWM – 43 dBa
  • High Air Flow 50% PWM – 35.8 dBa
  • High Air Flow 100% PWM – 43.3 dBa
  • Reverse Air Flow 50% PWM – 36 dBa
  • Reverse Air Flow 100% PWM – 43 dBa

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Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's (but not for long), I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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