ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 Graphics Card Noctua Edition Revealed
ASUS Announced Its New GeForce RTX 3080 Noctua Edition GPU
ASUS and Noctua have teamed up again to bring you the quietest air-cooled GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card.
ASUS recently released its GeForce RTXTM 3080 Noctua Edition, a high-performance graphics card with a dedicated premium heatsink and twin Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM fans.
Noctua is a well-known brand among PC enthusiasts for its efficient yet powerful Noctua fans provide excellent cooling without adding extra noise, and their signature colour scheme is recognizable. Furthermore, ASUS uses Noctua fans in the ROG Ryujin series of CPU coolers, and they collaborated on the ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition graphics card due to their industry-leading performance.
The new GeForce RTX 3080 Noctua Edition begins with a massive 2.2-slot heatsink designed by the ASUS thermal Research and Development team in collaboration with Noctua’s renowned engineers. The heatsink is notably larger than one seen on even the TUF and Strix versions, with a large fin stack connecting to six heat pipes and a massive heat spreader for the GPU die and memory, resulting in a card that is 4.1 slots thick.
ASUS and Noctua researchers undertook lengthy simulations to optimize the heatsink design to take full use of the air propelled by both Noctua NF-A12x25 fans, resulting in the highest levels of cooling at the lowest noise levels. The NF-A12x25 is the ideal choice for this collaboration because it is one of the most powerful and quietest PC fans on the market today.
Due to the impeller built of Noctua’s patented Sterrox liquid crystal polymer, which lowers airflow leakage around the edge, its blades can sit just 0.5 mm away from the outer frame. Noctua’s innovative PWM IC with Smooth Commutation Drive technology significantly improves acoustic efficiency with the Flow Acceleration Channels on the tip of each blade and Inner Surface Microstructures on the fan frame further reduce noise. Anti-vibration cushions in each corner keep the fan from rattling against the heatsink or shroud, making this one of the quietest high-performance fans available today.
ASUS adopts the same unique brown shroud as on the GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition to secure the fans to the card while also wonderfully tying together the complete Noctua design. If you have additional Noctua fans and heatsinks in your system, this will perfectly match them for a unified aesthetic.
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 Noctua OC Edition Specifications
|Brand||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080|
|Boost Clock||1815 MHz (OC Mode)
1785 MHz (Gaming Mode)
|Memory Type||10 GB GDDR6X|
|Connectivity||PCIe 4.0 interface
(3x) Native DisplayPort 1.4a
(2x) Native HDMI 1
The ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 Noctua OC Edition, model RTX3080-O10G-NOCTUA, is available for purchase at RM5,210 with a 3+1 Year Extended Warranty when you register at ASUS’s official warranty extension website.
Pokdepinion: The Noctua’s brown colour looks super unique and pretty.