Leaked a few days ago, we can now officially talk about the Asus GeForce RTX 3080 Noctua Edition an Asus GeForce RTX 3080 Custom from Asus where the cooling system has been improved by Noctua, who designed both the heatsink, in collaboration with Asus, and implemented its award-winning fans NF-A12x25 120 mm to improve temperatures.
In summary, compared to the original model, the Asus TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080, this cooling system, at medium speed, reduces graphics chip temperature by 3ºCbut the VRAM memory experiences a drop in temperatures up to 14ºC and all this generating 4.5dBA less thanks to the fact that the fans spin at 1700 RPM compared to the 2150 RPM of the original model. At full speed, the CPU is 1°C cooler and the VRAM 12°C cooler than the stock model, but generating 8.6 dBA less noise (33.8 versus 42.4 dBA).
“The synthesis of our custom-designed unified heatsink and Noctua’s renowned quiet fan technology forges a creation that is more than the sum of its parts,” said Kent Chien, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Asus Multimedia. Business Unit. .
“This inspiring partnership with a world leader in DIY PC cooling takes the powerful GeForce RTX 3080 Noctua Edition graphics card a step further in terms of noise levels and a visual style you won’t find anywhere else.”
“The response to the first Noctua Edition graphics card was simply overwhelming, so we were delighted to continue our cooperation with Asus,” said Roland Mossig, CEO of Noctua.
“The GeForce RTX 3080, with its heat output of up to 340W, is a totally different beast to tame than the GeForce RTX 3070, but by leveraging our fan technology and a custom heatsink, we’ve pulled it off. to once again create a card that combines serious GPU power with excellent quiet operation.”