Thursday, September 30th 2021

ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 With Noctua Cooling Appears

Back in August, we have seen rumors of ASUS collaborating with Austrian cooling specialist Noctua to develop a custom set of graphics cards based on custom cooling solutions provided by Noctua. In the early EEC listings, the references stood for a GPU based on NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3070 GPU with a custom cooling provided by Noctua. We thought that such a collaboration would open many doors for both companies. Today, the product is finally looking like a genuine offer, and we got the first set of pictures thanks to ASUS Vietnam.

The card, pictured below, has dual 8-pin power connectors to supply the chip and has three DisplayPort connectors accompanied by two HDMI outputs. The product is a three-slot body with Noctua's iconic brown theme, featuring two large fans to cool the heatsink. While we don't know any further information, the Vietnamese pricing is supposed to stand at 26 million VND, translating to around 1137.62 US Dollars at the writing date.
Source: ASUS Vietnam FaceBook Group
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96 Comments on ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 With Noctua Cooling Appears

#2
las
The first "leak" image were much better. This looks horrible in comparison..
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#3
Valantar
lasThe first "leak" image were much better. This looks horrible in comparison..
Except that render had exactly zero space for air to escape the heatsink...


Still, they just strapped two NF-A12x25s to a heatsink and made a shroud around them. That's... a bit basic? Cooling and noise should be amazing though, I bet this could handle a 3090 even with its relatively "small" heatsink.
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#4
The Quim Reaper
Demands to be vertically mounted, in a windowed case, so everyone can see & feel the luscious Tan & Brown...
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#5
P4-630
Should fit nicely with my 3 NF-A12x25 fans I already have. :D
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#6
ThaiTaffy
Sorry but I won't use beige and brown in anything but sleeper PC's I was so happy when they came out with chromax it's been 3 years now and I haven't really used anything but noctua chromax fans on any builds.
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#7
dgianstefani
Moronic they do this on a 3070 instead of a 3080/90
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#8
ZoneDymo
the obsession that people have with colours is bewildering to me tbh,

on topic, looks like it would preform extremely well but man is it a chunky boi

Also I feel this is slightly wasted on an RTX3070, its capable but thisseems to make more sense on a 3080ti
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#9
dgianstefani
Also gib aftermarket GPUs with 12 pin. I love the single custom cable in my ITX builds.
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#10
jesdals
Finally going to be able to complete my turd build.... But serriously do like the extra out puts!
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#11
Turmania
ValantarExcept that render had exactly zero space for air to escape the heatsink...


Still, they just strapped two NF-A12x25s to a heatsink and made a shroud around them. That's... a bit basic? Cooling and noise should be amazing though, I bet this could handle a 3090 even with its relatively "small" heatsink.
I do not think they are 12CM fans most probably 9.2CM. They should have gone for all black design with Chromax line, would have been better for sales considering I believe there is no rgb in it.
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#12
Vayra86
We have a ghetto mods topic for this sort of stuff, right?
ZoneDymothe obsession that people have with colours is bewildering to me tbh,

on topic, looks like it would preform extremely well but man is it a chunky boi
Others seem to be obsessed with size...

but what matters is what you do with it... :fear:
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#13
Dristun
Both Tan and Brown are vastly superior to all the boring rgb-enhanced blacks. Long live Noctua!

Expected the shroud to be more minimalist though, this one looks meh.
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#14
Woomack
TurmaniaI do not think they are 12CM fans most probably 9.2CM. They should have gone for all black design with Chromax line, would have been better for sales considering I believe there is no rgb in it.
12cm - noctua.at/en/products/fan/nf-a12x25-pwm
9.2cm are different and not so thick

This cooler looks ridiculous. As far as I like Noctua products and I had a chance to test nearly all their product line, then I see no point in this version of RTX3070. They could use 92mm fans or slim 12cm which are pretty good too. As some others said, it looks like a ghetto mod with a shroud around standard 12cm fans.
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#15
ThaiTaffy
Vayra86We have a ghetto mods topic for this sort of stuff, right?



Others seem to be obsessed with size...

but what matters is what you do with it... :fear:
Depends.... if it's green I'd say you need a dose of penicillin.
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#16
lZKoce
ValantarStill, they just strapped two NF-A12x25s to a heatsink and made a shroud around them. That's... a bit basic? Cooling and noise should be amazing though, I bet this could handle a 3090 even with its relatively "small" heatsink.
+1 pretty much my first thought. Not much custom work, just slapped material off the shelf. But hey, R&D costs money so...yeah I get where they come from. Article says three slots, but I can't help think this needs four full-fledged slots. People with mini-ITX cases with three slots, might not be able to fit it in.
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#17
nguyen
So this model is priced between the Asus TUF and Strix lineup. Obviously this is much better than the Strix version.

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#18
SN2716057
Vayra86We have a ghetto mods topic for this sort of stuff, right?
< snip >
I was just about to comment on my rig.

They stole my (and everyone else's) "design"! :D
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#19
lynx29
I really like this actually. I would even be willing to do a vertical mount for this and a traditional Noctua brown cooler for the CPU to match, and all Noctua case fans. Then accent a white case with a Noctua theme. That would look great to me.
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#20
ThaiTaffy
SN2716057I was just about to comment on my rig.

They stole my (and everyone else's) "design"! :D
Just call it an early prototype
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#21
TheDeeGee
This is the way GPUs need to go, just normal Case Fans that can easily be replaced if needed.

Not to mention these have like 50% better cooling performance at half the noise levels compared to those garbage 10MM thick fans.

Also SLI is long dead, so no need to worry about card thickness, just give us GPUs with Case Fans.

My current 1070 has three Noctua NF-A9's, it never goes above 52C with the fans at just 700 RPM... dead silent.
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#22
ThaiTaffy
TheDeeGeeThis is the way GPUs need to go, just normal Case Fans that can easily be replaced if needed.

Not to mention these have like 50% better cooling performance at half the noise levels compared to those garbage 10MM thick fans.

Also SLI is long dead, so no need to worry about card thickness, just give us GPUs with Case Fans.
Not just that it's far less Ewaste for those of us who watercool.
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#23
las
dgianstefaniMoronic they do this on a 3070 instead of a 3080/90
Maybe because 3070 uses half the watts compared to 3080 yet delivers 80% of the performance or more if you are CPU bound like most high fps gamers. 3080 first really takes off at 2160p/4K.
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#24
AusWolf
ZoneDymothe obsession that people have with colours is bewildering to me tbh,
Well, you wouldn't want your car to be diarrhoea colour tan and brown, would you? ;) If we're talking about an object that you look at every day, aesthetics do matter, imo. It has always boggled my mind that Noctua chose the (probably) ugliest colour combination to be used on their products. This has been my only reason to avoid them, just as I'll give this graphics card a hard pass too. Not only does its colour evoke bodily functions unrelated to computers, but it also looks too thick and heavy.
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#25
aktpu
AusWolfWell, you wouldn't want your car to be diarrhoea colour tan and brown, would you? ;) If we're talking about an object that you look at every day, aesthetics do matter, imo. It has always boggled my mind that Noctua chose the (probably) ugliest colour combination to be used on their products. This has been my only reason to avoid them, just as I'll give this graphics card a hard pass too. Not only does its colour evoke bodily functions unrelated to computers, but it also looks too thick and heavy.
Why would I take my side panel off every day? *ducks*

Anyways, brown & tan tells people that you got the best
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