ASUS has now officially announced that they are continuing their collaboration with Noctua on cooling solutions for graphics cards. We've seen the result of their collaboration before, on previous generations of Nvidia graphics cards.
The new ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 Noctua Edition card comes with a look that may not be to everyone's taste, but which screams Noctua. These are the classic beige and brown colors.
There is not surprisingly a great deal of focus on providing good cooling, as quietly as possible. This means that you have to make room in your case for a massive card that is designed with a large heatsink and two full-size 120mm Noctua fans. This means that it is a card that almost fills five PCIe slots.
Initial reviews of the card show that temperatures can be kept in the low 60s even under full load. It managed the card with a sound level of about 30 dbA. If those numbers hold, it's the lowest sound level I've seen on an air-cooled RTX 4080 card yet.
However, it is not super impressive, considering that the two RTX 4080 cards we have tested from MSI and Gigabyte both managed better temperatures of 50-55 degrees. However, the cards managed it with slightly more noise, with the sound level of around 38-40 dbA.
About the special design and the small improvement in the sound level, it is all worth it must be up to the individual. For Noctua fans looking for an RTX 4080 card, this is right up their alley.
I can't currently find the card with a Danish price, but probably expect us to end up well on the "wrong" side of DKK 12,000 when we compare with other custom graphics cards.