ASUS officially reveals their RTX 4080 Noctua Edition graphics cards
ASUS and Noctua have worked together to create the 'quietest
Published: 5th January 2023 | Source: ASUS |
Noctua and ASUS have created an RTX 4080 that's 'the quietest card in its class’
At CES 2023, ASUS and Noctua have revealed their RTX 4080 Noctua Edition graphics card, a GPU that features Noctua's signature brown and beige colour scheme that aims to be the "quietest card in its class".
ASUS' RTX 4080 Noctua Edition builds upon the company's existing RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 Noctua Edition graphics cards with a new 4.3-slot heatsink design that features a large vapour chamber and eight heatpipes. With these changes, ASIS' RTX 4080 Noctua Edition graphics card achieves the same noise levels as their RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 Noctua Edition GPUs while achieving peak GPU temperatures of under 62 degrees.
Sadly, ASUS has not currently revealed the release date or pricing of their RTX 4080 Noctua Edition graphics card.
The ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 Noctua Edition incorporates a pair of state-of-the-art Noctua NF-A12x25 fans to move air over a massive heatsink, developed in a partnership between the veteran ASUS thermal R&D team and the engineers at Noctua. The engineers successfully refined the fin density and heat pipe arrangement of the heatsink, optimizing it for the airflow characteristics of the NF-A12x25. To prioritize low noise levels, a smooth acoustic signature and high cooling performance while making room for the pair of 120 mm fans, ASUS expanded the card's total volume to occupy 4.3 slots of space. The card features a Dual BIOS switch, and Quiet mode is enabled by default to minimize noise right out of the box.
The NF-A12x25 was an easy choice for this project because of the numerous innovations packed into its 120 mm frame. An impeller made using Noctua's proprietary Sterrox liquid crystal polymer (LCP) has an exceptionally low thermal expansion coefficient, allowing the fan blades to sit just 0.5 mm away from the outer frame. This extremely tight tolerance allows the NF-A12x25 fans to work more efficiently against back pressure by reducing the leakage of airflow - perfect for a densely-packed GPU fin stack. A metal-reinforced motor hub and axis further support this extremely precise gap between impeller and frame.
So far, ASUS and Noctua have not revealed plans to create more Noctua Edition graphics cards that are based on Nvidia's RTX 4070 Ti or AMD's RX 7900 XTX silicon, or any plans to create a higher-end RTX 4090 Noctua Edition graphics cards.
By default, ASUS' RTX 4080 Noctua Edition graphics card will support a 0dB fan mode and will be set to the GPU's "Quiet Mode". A performance BIOS will also be available to users through a BIOS switch.
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