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Fractal Design Dynamic X2 GP-12 and GP-14 all-purpose fans

by Mark Tyson on 23 August 2016, 13:01

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Fractal Design has expanded its Dynamic Series of fans to include the new Dynamic X2 GP-12 and Dynamic X2 GP-14 all-purpose fans. As you might guess from the model names, these are 120mm and 140mm fans respectively.

New to these fans, compared to the non-X2 versions, is the use of high-grade LLS bearings. The new bearings help the Dynamic X2 fans to a 100,000 hours MTBF figure. The non-X2 fans in the series use hydraulic bearings with a claimed 40,000 hours MTBF.

Other than the new features mentioned above, there appears to be little difference between the new Dynamic X2 Series and the non-X2 variety. Design and performance seems to be identical but there is a little difference in input power – the new X2 Series designs with their LLS bearings have a slightly lower wattage.

All the Fractal Design Dynamic Series are general purpose fans featuring aerodynamic elements, chosen for their minimal noise characteristics while being capable of shifting good quantities of air. They are made available in both black and white perpendicular bladed designs.

In an email to HEXUS, Fractal Design said that the new fans are shipping right now and are expected to become available at retailers shortly. The suggested retail price for the Dynamic X2 GP-12 is $12.99 / €13.99, and the Dynamic X2 GP-14 is $14.99 / €15.99

Full Fractal Design Dynamic X2 GP-12 and X2 GP-14 specifications are reproduced below:

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these are 120mm and 14mm fans respectively.

Hopefully 140mm not just 14mm :P
No PWM, no care. Sorry, Fractal. :/
So the only difference is an LLS bearing . . . which is?

After a bit of digging the only thing I've found is, if bearings made buy NTN bearings Ltd have a LLS suffix in the model name then it has a “Bearing housing with high torque three lipped seals”
These things are just about on par with the Noctua S12s I've had for some time now…
So the only difference is an LLS bearing . . . which is?

Only guessing but maybe it stands for Long Life Span, typical sleeve bearing lasts around 80k hours.