The ASUS RTX 3080 Noctua Edition is BIG
Noctua has a new graphics card, and it is huge!
Published: 8th May 2022 | Source: Nvidia Subreddit |
ASUS' RTX 3080 Noctua Edition has been unveiled
With their RTX 3070 Noctua Edition graphics card, Noctua proved that they had what it takes to keep high-powered graphics cards cool and quiet under load. Now, following on from the success of their RTX 3070 model, Noctua has ASUS have created an RTX 3080 Noctua Edition GPU, once again pairing a premium Noctua heatsink and premium Noctua fans with a high-end graphics card.
The RTX 3080 Noctua Edition is a 4.1-slot behemoth, and like its RTX 3070 based predecessor, this new graphics card features two of Noctua's NF-A12x25 120mm fans.
With two NF-A12x25 fans and a tailor-made heatsink, the RTX 3080 Noctua Edition promises users high levels of airflow, minimal fan noise, and low GPU thermals. With a semi-passive fan profile and a large heatsink design, this RTX 3080 is designed to run passively under low loads and with near-inaudible noise levels under lighter workloads.
This new graphics card model from ASUS/Noctua uses Nvidia's RTX 3080 10 GB silicon, proving definitively that Nvidia has not quietly discontinued its RTX 3080 10GB in favour of their more costly 12GB model. This graphics card is currently listed with a price tag of €1,149.99 at jimms.fi, with the GPU being listed as a OC Edition model with Nvidia's LHR anti-mining technology enabled.
While this new graphics card has a form factor that is similar to its RTX 300 based counterpart, it is clear that Noctua has redesigned their custom heatsink with their new RTX 3080 model. For starters, the graphics card's rear PCB backplate showcases a large number of design differences. Sadly, it is unknown how much of an overclock this new Noctua Edition graphics card will feature, though it is probable that this new GPU will feature a dual-bios feature and come with overclocked and non-overclocked modes.
ASUS' RTX 3080 10GB Noctua Edition graphics card features two HDMI 2.1 outputs, and three DisplayPort 1.4 outputs. In this sense, this new graphics card is similar to ASUS' existing RTX 3080 TUF series GPUs, signalling that this new graphics card might feature the same PCB design.
At this time, ASUS and Noctua have not revealed any information about this new graphics card officially, though we expect both companies to reveal the existence of this new graphics card soon.