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Asus Briefly Shows off RTX 3070 Card in Collaboration with Noctua

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(Image credit: Asus)

Asus Vietnam's Facebook page briefly published the first images of its highly anticipated GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card equipped with distinctive dual Noctua fans. The images, which appear to be legitimate show a board that combines the unmistakable brown Noctua fans with an exceptionally thick Asus RTX 3070.

(Image credit: Asus)

Before the page was taken down we saw the Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua graphics card with a custom-designed printed circuit board (PCB) developed by Asus as well as a massive cooling system built by Noctua. The board looks rather long and tall and uses at least four expansion slots.

The board has five display outputs: three DisplayPort 1.4 and two HDMI 2.1. As for power, it comes with two eight-pin auxiliary PCIe power connectors that can deliver up to 300W of power to the card. 

Asus' RTX3070-08G-NOCTUA on Asus Vietnams Facebook page.

(Image credit: Asus Vietnam)

Noctua traditionally uses two methods to reduce noise produced by its coolers: it designs a large and sophisticated heatsink with heat pipes and equips it with high-quality fans that run as quiet as possible. This seems to be the case with the RTX3070-O8G-NOCTUA as the cooler is indeed massive. In fact, Asustek's GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua could be one of the industry's first four-wide graphics cards.  

Being one of the largest makers of computer components and PCs in the world, Asus has thousands of its own engineers who develop its products, so it very rarely collaborates with other companies. Yet the company made an exception for Noctua. Perhaps, seeking to merge the expertise of the two into this GPU.

Asus yet has to announce three main features of the graphics card. First, its actual specifications, such as GPU and memory frequencies. Secondly, its recommended price (although we doubt that it will be possible to buy the unit at that price). Third, details about RGB lighting or the lack thereof. 

  • gggplaya
    Noctua's color scheme is so fugly. They make awesome fans, literally the innovators of modern fan design. But if you own a tempered glass case, these fans are super ugly and don't match anything else in the case.
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  • RodroX
    If this is for real, this one will be the in the top three most ugliest GPUs ever.
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  • Jake Hall
    It would look better with 70's wood paneling
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  • Phaaze88
    Why, oh WHY, didn't they Chromax Black it?!
    Black meshes well with many aesthetic themes. This is much more limited.
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  • RodroX
    Phaaze88 said:
    Why, oh WHY, didn't they Chromax Black it?!
    Black meshes well with many aesthetic themes. This is much more limited.

    Perhaps cause the Chromax Black looks similar to other solutions?.... or maybe they just love 196X colors palette ?
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  • Phaaze88
    RodroX said:
    Perhaps cause the Chromax Black looks similar to other solutions?.... or maybe they just love 196X colors palette ?
    True, it's a little dull, being much of the same ol', same ol', but still... we've seen more colorful and inspiring styles than this, such as Asus' own gundam style.

    Not gangnam style, so please don't go there.
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  • 2Be_or_Not2Be
    Yeah, not sure why it would be 4-slot wide instead of even a chunky 3-slot wide. But I'd take it just for the sweet sound of silence!
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  • TechLurker
    In fact, Asustek's GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua could be one of the industry's first four-wide graphics cards.

    Did everyone forget the stupid-ridiculous Colorful KUDAN 1080? It was effectively 4 slots, with the rear liquid-cooled backplate requiring another slot (if the mobo offset the first PCIe slot).

    That being said, I wouldn't mind a return of some triple slot GPUs if it granted better cooling and easily user-replaceable 80mm or 92mm fans (heck, extend the heatsink to 120mm and add user replaceable 120mm fans).
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  • Conahl
    still looks better the any thing with rgb.
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  • TCA_ChinChin
    Why on earth is it 4 slots? I'm guessing ASUS was just lazy and it's the exact same as some other Asus graphics card heatsink with 2 default Noctua fans strapped on and they gonna charge a 50% premium. At least engineer the heatsink it so it's 3 slots my god.
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