Arctic P12 Max White

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We have previously looked at the P12 Max from Arctic. This time they have come up with a new edition called P12 Max White. As the name indicates, it is a white version of their popular P12 Max. We take a closer look at whether anything other than a change in color has happened.

Before we move on to the P12 Max white from Arctic, we first take a look at the specifications.

Central Features:

  • Plug type: 4-pin PWM
  • Bearing type: Dual Ball Bearing
  • Noise level: 20.6 dB(A)
  • Airflow: 81.04 CFM
  • Static pressure: 4.35 mm/H2O

Around P12 Max White

There is no difference between the P12 Max and the P12 Max White, apart from the colour. They are part of Arctic's P series, which is pressure optimized, and makes it obvious to use either together with a CPU cooler, or if you just want to optimize your airflow in the case. In addition to the fan itself, four screws are included.

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P12 Max White has a clean and simple design, with neither a slim design nor RGB. However, they have been secured around the entrance to the screws, where there is rubber, which helps with the noise level when it is screwed to the cabinet.

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P12 Max White can be used both to suck air in, but also out of the cabinet. Besides that, the P12 Max is optimized for focused airflow. The fans are aimed at those who want a fan that cranks up the performance, and with a speed of 3300 RPM, it can achieve an airflow of 81.04 CFM.

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The P12 Max White comes with a 4-pin PWM connector, which makes it possible to adjust the speed of the fan in the BIOS.

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The Test – Use and Performance

The fan's output of approx. 81.04 CFM, which is on the high end, and can be used for, among other things, a radiator if you use water cooling.

Noise level

Our noise measurements were made with a UNI-T UT353 dB meter. The measurements were made in a "real world" setup and thus not in a sound chamber. External influences have of course been tried to be reduced as much as possible, but as I said, this has not been done in a sound chamber. Our measurements must therefore most of all be taken as a general indicator and not a scientific measurement. They primarily serve as a basis for comparison across tested products, which are always tested under as comparable conditions as possible.

Arctic 81CFM high-performance white 120mm P12 fan technology CFM PWM Max 81.jpg If we look at the noise level, I have used a sound meter which is used for household needs. This gives a rough idea of the noise level of the fans, where we ended up with a measurement of 47.8 dBA on average, at 100%. It was undoubtedly a lot of noise it generated at 100%. But when I let it run at about 50% it managed to be almost silent.


I was able to find the P12 Max White from Arctic for a price of DKK 108, directly from Arctic. Which makes it a bit more expensive than the black version.

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Since it is only the color that separates the P12 Max and the P12 White, I will have the same conclusion for the fan. Since it is purely a design question.

The P12 Max is a fan that really manages to push some air through the system, and at an affordable price. However, it still has the small cost when it comes to the noise, especially if it is allowed to run at 100%.

The price matches well with other 120mm fans, and it is not because the P12 Max stands out, neither positively nor negatively on this front.

The fan's biggest problem is the noise at 100%, although there are very few scenarios where it will be exposed to it. Then I might well have a fear of my test bench flying if I had mounted more. When it started at 50-60%, the sound level was significantly better, and that will probably be where most people will wear it.

I can again safely conclude by giving the P12 Max White from Arctic a score of 9 out of 10 together with Safe buy. These are some fans that give you really good performance, at a reasonable price. Next to that, it comes with PWM control, low power consumption and a 6-year warranty.


  • PWM control
  • Low power consumption
  • Noise-free motor
  • Performance
  • Price
  • 6 year limited warranty


  • The noise is loud, at 100% performance.

Score: 9+ Safe buy

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