Noctua Hints at More Gorgeous GPUs in the Future

Noctua Hints at More Gorgeous GPUs in the Future

ASUS and Noctua have collaborated to create the world's first ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition graphics card with a complete Noctua cooling system.


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According to Digitaltrends, the graphics card is larger than the conventional RTX 3070 and prioritizes adequate cooling and silent performance. According to ASUS Vice President Kent Chien, the heatsink design is a novel approach. The RTX 3070 Noctua Edition improves heat dissipation per decibel of noise output combined with Noctua's cutting-edge NF-A12x25 fan.

"Customers have been asking us for GPU cooling solutions for a long time, therefore we are thrilled and humbled to collaborate with ASUS to make this a reality. We achieved a considerable gain in low-noise performance for the graphics card by using our NF-A12x25 heatsink and fine-tuning it accordingly." Roland Mossig, CEO of Noctua, said.

Press statement from ASUS and Noctua:

The ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition is the world's first graphics card with a Noctua fan and a bespoke heatsink co-designed by Noctua. This enhanced cooling solution reduces noise levels by up to 15dB(A), making the Noctua Edition the quietest card in its class and the ideal choice for clients who want significant GPU performance without interfering with the operation's tranquility.

Both Noctua and ASUS clearly state the purpose of this card which is for those who need both high performance and low noise. Current computer hardware, such as graphics cards, is potent, but it also requires an excellent cooling solution to maintain performance and ensure hardware longevity. Most current graphics cards still use an open-air heatsink with a heatsink and 2 or 3 exhaust fans blowing into the heatsink to diffuse the heat around the card. So, the ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua OC Edition design still has an open-air design, but what makes the difference is the two NF-A12x25 fans - a very famous fan of Noctua with high performance and low noise. Noctua and ASUS predict that the new graphics card would outperform previous versions of the RTX 3070. The card is stated to be capable of up to 15 dB(A) of noise reduction at midrange fan speeds, with a 9 dB(A) reduction at maximum speed.

The backplate is quite beautiful, and it is also created in detail with brown paint. There is a gap at the top of the card so that the fan below may disperse hot air upwards. And there is a cutout behind the backplate from which this airflow can be diffused from the case fan positioned on the tank's rear or the tank's top. The metal backplate is a must-have on today's high-performance graphics cards since it reinforces, impacts, and warps the motherboard owing to the heatsink being too thick and heavy to draw down when we remove the card.

The card is touted to sustain low fan speeds even at 100 percent GPU usage if it is mounted in a well-ventilated box and the ambient temperature does not exceed 240C. Under these conditions, Noctua offers a noise reduction of 5.7 dB(A) over the normal RTX 3070. The card has enhanced cooling and noise levels and a boost clock of 1845 MHz.


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The ASUS RTX 3070 Noctua Edition has a semi-conventional fan management arrangement while operating at low settings. This implies that when the card's temperature falls below 500 degrees Celsius, the fan will switch off completely. According to ASUS, the card can do low GPU load tasks such as light gaming without needing the Noctua fan.

Because ASUS and Noctua are both well-known companies, this new GPU might be intriguing to the graphics card market. ASUS is a manufacturer of high-quality components, including graphics cards. The Noctua cooling fan is widely regarded as one of the greatest cooling systems in the world of built PCs.

In conclusion, the ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition is suited for quiet cooling aficionados that want strong GPU performance without sacrificing quiet operation. However, the card's official release date and price have yet to be announced.

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Jessica Vieira
Jessica Vieira
Jessica Vieira is ProductReviews's senior media reporter, covering the intersection of entertainment and technology.