Following the discharge of the Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua OC Version, Asus promised to work on much more absurd graphics playing cards with the renown cooling firm. The primary of which may very well be near launch, as photographs leak out of exhibiting an RTX 3080 as the most recent GPU to obtain a love-it or hate-it makeover.
I used to be a giant fan of the RTX 3070 in its beige and brown garb. Whereas it did maintain that GA104 GPU supremely cool, and was extraordinarily quiet within the course of, the sheer measurement of the Noctua designed cooler did really feel somewhat underutilised on the second-tier GPU. The GA102-powered RTX 3080 ought to make for a way more fruitful match.
In response to photographs acquired by Videocardz, the Asus X Noctua RTX 3080 could be a mighty quantity, as soon as once more utilizing twin NF-A12x25 120mm followers in a 4-slot design.
There’s something odd with these preliminary footage, nonetheless. It seems as if Asus has opted for the RTX 3080 10GB, relatively than the newer RTX 3080 12GB. That may not be the top of the world if it means this particular version card is somewhat cheaper than the pricier 12GB fashions, although it’s extremely seemingly that even this 10GB mannequin will come at a severe value premium.
Videocardz studies that the cardboard could be discovered at €1,150, which places it roughly €250 greater than the RTX 3070 mannequin. The RTX 3070 was priced at $830 within the US, so you might be over $1,000 for a 10GB RTX 3080. That is fairly a leap, although it isn’t confirmed to be the ultimate value as Asus has but to announce any such card.
You must be a giant fan of the Noctua aesthetic to purchase one among these playing cards, let’s be trustworthy. You possibly can snap up an RX 6900 XT or higher-end Nvidia mannequin for a similar value.
This RTX 3080 Noctua Version is prone to include a good overclock no less than, to assist it ship somewhat extra on your cash.
However it’s an actual assertion piece for any PC construct. I personally love the design, and any type of attention-grabbing collab for GPU shroud designs is a welcome break from the same old third-party aesthetic. If this is not your factor, Asus just lately introduced one other GPU that we might like to get our mitts on: its new Evangelion-themed GPU is an actual magnificence.