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Asus Registers GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Graphics Card, Hinting at a Possible Collaboration of Two Brands

GeForce RTX 3070
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Regulatory filings are sometimes the indications of what is coming to our market, and today's submission is not different. According to the submission made to the Eurasian Economic Commission (ECC), Asus and Noctua could be making a collaboration, with a result being an Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua edition that competes with the best graphics cards.

Asus makes a lot of different models of GeForce RTX graphics cards, with the current trending models being Nvidia's 30-series of Ampere GPUs. Noctua, on the other hand, is an Austrian company specializing in designing and manufacturing all kinds of coolers, including high-performance fans and heatsinks. Noctua's designs have been regarded as some of the best in the industry, with award-winning fans and heatsinks.

So what is a regulatory filling to ECC showing us? The two companies could be making a collaboration, which would result in a new graphics card. The listed GPU is called Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua GPU, which would consist out of two parts. Logically thinking, Asus would be in charge of PCB design, while Noctua would perform the heatsink and fan implementation.

Of course, this needs to be taken with a huge grain of salt, as this is only a filling reported to the ECC, which just represents a placeholder for possible future products. Whether the product hits the market or not, remains a big question. However, we would love to see it happen as the implementation from the two companies would certainly be interesting.

  • DataMeister
    This will be especially interesting if it uses a tan and brown cooling fan.
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  • Yuka
    Please Noctua, get rid of all the fancy RGB and plastic shenanigans... Make it look decent, simple and shame everyone else in cooling performance. We don't want or need behemoth cards full of unnecessary plastic that can't fit anywhere!

    Regards.
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  • Krotow
    Yuka said:
    Please Noctua, get rid of all the fancy RGB and plastic shenanigans... Make it look decent, simple and shame everyone else in cooling performance. We don't want or need behemoth cards full of unnecessary plastic that can't fit anywhere!

    YES. No RGB, but good and quiet fans for RTX 30xx and upcoming cards. Will like also AMD GPUs with such fans as well.
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  • bigdragon
    What I expect: A brown, double slot, double fan card with great fan performance, very low noise, and a basic, utilitarian design. No bling or RGB. Simple box. All function and performance. High price due to Asus tax and Noctua tax. Minimal availability that is immediately scalped.

    What we'll probably receive: A black and grey, 2.5 slot, triple fan card with great performance and noise. RGB ROG logos everywhere. Different colored silicone bumpers and inserts to swap. Ridiculous, over-designed box designed for YouTubers focused on unboxing experiences. Prices that make scalpers sweat. Zero availability because they're all sold to mining farms, but Asus/ROG twitter will promote the crap out of these unobtainable cards.
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  • JamesSneed
    bigdragon said:
    What I expect: A brown, double slot, double fan card with great fan performance, very low noise, and a basic, utilitarian design. No bling or RGB. Simple box. All function and performance. High price due to Asus tax and Noctua tax. Minimal availability that is immediately scalped.

    What we'll probably receive: A black and grey, 2.5 slot, triple fan card with great performance and noise. RGB ROG logos everywhere. Different colored silicone bumpers and inserts to swap. Ridiculous, over-designed box designed for YouTubers focused on unboxing experiences. Prices that make scalpers sweat. Zero availability because they're all sold to mining farms, but Asus/ROG twitter will promote the crap out of these unobtainable cards.

    I actually think we will see what you expect except not only in brown.
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  • hotaru251
    Yuka said:
    We don't want or need behemoth cards full of unnecessary plastic that can't fit anywhere!
    uhh....nh-d15 is one of the largest coolers you can buy (and their passive one IS)

    if its an air cooeld card i expect quad slot card with massive fin/pipes
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  • eklipz330
    it's not gonna happen, and if it does, it will not even remotely resemble the performance and tolerances noctua demands.

    people are forgetting that noctua takes not months, but YEARS to release a product. and for them to make this announcement during a pandemic? not a chance.
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  • Yuka
    hotaru251 said:
    uhh....nh-d15 is one of the largest coolers you can buy (and their passive one IS)

    if its an air cooeld card i expect quad slot card with massive fin/pipes
    I was more about the plastic shrouds being unnecessarily big compared to the heat spreader designs.

    Regards.
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  • hannibal
    Well i really hope no nonsense gpu! I use mainly noctua fans and could not be more happy to see those also in gpus!
    What i hope is pure heatsink and easy to swap standard noctua cooler/coolers on top of it. If for some unknown reason one fan would broke down ten fifteen year later, i could just order new fan and easily take of the old and install the new one! That would be heavenly good solution!
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