List of Laptop Fan Noise

This page contains the fan noise of all laptops that I’ve tested. You can use the table to search for specific models, or sort them by loudest to quietest.

How I Test Laptop Fan Noise

Testing is conducted with a Digitech QM-1589 located approximately 30cm / 12″ away from the laptop.

The noise floor within the testing environment is around 31-32dB, unfortunately it can vary slightly and I did not record the floor with each idle laptop, so take idle results are not the best.

Idle results are tested with nothing happening – the machine sits idle for at least 30 minutes.

Stress test results are done by running the Aida64 CPU stress test with only ‘stress CPU’ checked along with the Unigine Heaven benchmark running at the same time at maximum settings. This combination represents a worst case, therefore noise levels provided below also represent a worst case when under heavy CPU + GPU load.

Explaining The Results

Many laptops have different performance modes which affect fan speed. While these are not global, I have made an attempt to specify the noise level under stress test for low/high/maximum fan modes.

If a laptop does not have all of these modes, the existing data point is repeated. For example, if the laptop just has one fan speed, then the same value will be listed for the stress test three times. The main point is these are levels you can lock the fan to regardless of how heavy the load is.

Decibel values reported are the maximum within the period recorded.

Laptop / SpecsIdleStress Test (Low Performance Mode)Stress Test (High Performance Mode)Stress Test (Maximum Fan Speed)
Dell G5 15 SE (Ryzen 7 4800H + RX 5600M)31.148.151.251.2
Dell G5 15 SE (Ryzen 5 4600H + RX 5600M)30.146.950.650.6
ASUS TUF A15 FA506IV (Ryzen 7 4800H / RTX 2060 90W)32.434.650.956.0
Lenovo Yoga C940 (Intel i7-1065G7 / Iris Plus Graphics)32.135.935.935.9
Lenovo Y540 (Intel i7-9750H / GTX 1660 Ti 80W)35.549.349.349.3
ASUS TUF A15 FA506II (Ryzen 5 4600H / GTX 1650 Ti 50W)32.940.551.656.4
MSI GP75 10SFK (Intel i7-10750H / RTX 2070 115W)32.638.355.656.7
Alienware m15 R2 (Intel i7-9750H / RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W)31.539.446.252.6
ASUS TUF A15 FA506IU (Ryzen 7 4800H / GTX 1660 Ti 80W)31.833.751.056.4
MSI GS66 10SGS (Intel i9-10980HK / RTX Super 2080 Max-Q)32.035.748.558.2
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB (Intel i7-10875H / RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 90W)31.337.050.059.0
MSI P65 Creator 9SF (Intel i9-9880H / RTX 2070 Max-Q 80W)33.036.847.754.2
Lenovo L340 (Intel i5-8300H / GTX 1650 50W)35.142.942.942.9
ASUS Zephyrus G14 (Ryzen 9 4900HS / RTX 2060 Max-Q 65W)33.738.349.053.3
Aftershock Terra 15 (Intel i7-9750H / RTX 2070 115W)35.949.350.764.6
Eluktronics MAX-17 (Intel i7-9750H / RTX 2070 115W)35.751.254.454.4
Eluktronics MAX-15 (Intel i7-9750H / RTX 2070 115W)36.750.654.054.2
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC (Intel i7-10710U / GTX 1650 Max-Q 30W)38.341.246.652.7
Metabox Prime-V PB51RF-G (Intel i9-9980HK / RTX 2070 115W)35.737.451.851.8
Razer Blade Stealth 13 (Late 2019) (Intel i7-1065G7 / GTX 1650 Max-Q 35W)36.640.042.145.6
Lenovo Y545 (Intel i7-9750H / RTX 2060 85W)35.548.450.950.9
Lenovo Y7000 (Intel i7-9750H / GTX 1660 Ti 80W)35.748.849.949.9
Acer Triton 900 (Intel i7-9750H / RTX 2080 180W)35.748.959.261.9
MSI GL75 9SEK (Intel i7-9750H / RTX 2060 90W)36.544.651.156.6
ASUS ZenBook Duo (Intel i5-10210U / MX250 2GB)35.034.840.140.1
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK (Ryzen 7 3750H / RX 5500M 85W)35.738.851.655.1
Aorus 17 YA (Intel i9-9980HK / RTX 2080 200W)36.052.952.964.6
Dell XPS 15 7590 (Intel i7-9750H / GTX 1650 50W)35.645.846.346.3
MSI GE65 9SE (Intel i7-9750H / RTX 2060 90W)34.939.249.754.6
Lenovo Ideapad S340 (Intel i5-8265U / Intel UHD)35.636.137.037.0
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG (Intel i9-9900K / RTX 2080 200W)37.443.354.964.1
Aftershock Vapor 15 Pro / Eluktronics MAG-15 (Intel i7-9750H / GTX 1660 Ti 80W)35.239.344.655.6
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC (Intel i7-10710U / GTX 1650 Max-Q 35W)35.439.347.151.3
ASUS ROG Mothership GZ700GX (Intel i9-9980HK / RTX 2080 200W)35.944.851.159.3
Aorus 7 SA (Intel i7-9750H / GTX 1660 Ti 80W)37.337.554.254.4
Aorus 5 NA (Intel i7-9750H / GTX 1650 50W)35.950.150.150.5
Acer Nitro 5 (Intel i7-9750H / GTX 1660 Ti 80W)36.147.447.456.6
ASUS Zephyrus G GA502DU (Ryzen 7 3750H / GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q 60W)35.538.953.553.6
ASUS Zephyrus S GX701GX (Intel i7-8750H / RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W)35.749.449.453.6
ASUS Zephyrus S GX502GW (Intel i7-9750H / RTX 2070 115W)36.441.154.056.6
ASUS Scar III G531GW (Intel i7-9750H / RTX 2070 115W)35.453.257.657.6
ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 (Intel i9-9980HK / RTX 2060 80W)34.847.047.547.5
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XA (Intel i9-9980HK / RTX 2070 Max-Q 90W)35.945.450.758.3
Dell G3 3590 (Intel i7-9750H / GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q 60W)34.936.748.953.1
Acer Triton 500 (Intel i7-8750H / RTX 2060 90W)35.147.847.853.7
MSI GP75 9SF (Intel i7-9750H / RTX 2070 115W)36.353.853.856.8
Infinity X5-9G6-88 (Tongfang GK5CP6X) (Intel i7-9750H / GTX 1660 Ti 80W)37.3N/AN/A56.0
Lenovo Y740 (Intel i7-8750H / RTX 2070 Max-Q 90W)36.349.048.849.9
Metabox NH58RC (Clevo NH58RCQ) (Intel i7-9750H / GTX 1660 Ti 80W)35.353.253.253.6
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA (Intel i7-9750H / RTX 2070 Max-Q 90W)34.646.646.658.3
Alienware Area 51M (Intel i9-9900K / RTX 2080 200W)35.750.050.155.4
Razer Blade Pro 17 2019 (Intel i7-9750H / RTX 2070 Max-Q 100W)35.347.854.454.7
Acer Helios 300 2019 (Intel i7-9750H / GTX 1660 Ti 80W)37.251.551.558.1
ASUS TUF FX505DU (Ryzen 7 3750H / GTX 1660 Ti 80W)36.051.854.254.2
Dell XPS 13 9380 (Intel i7-8565U / Intel UHD)34.836.541.044.1
MSI GS75 8SG (Intel i7-8750H / RTX 2080 Max-Q 80W)36.247.047.054.7
Dell G7 7590 (Intel i7-8750H / RTX 2060 80W)35.152.552.552.5
Aorus 15 XA (Intel i7-9750H / RTX 2070 115W)37.654.354.362.8
Dell G5 5590 (Intel i7-8750H / RTX 2060 80W)35.751.951.951.9
Razer Blade 15 Advanced 2019 (Intel i7-8750H / RTX 2080 Max-Q 90W)35.149.549.551.6
ASUS Scar II GL504GV (Intel i7-8750H / RTX 2060 80W)35.943.743.758.3