ASUS Announces GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition Graphics Card

ASUS today along with Noctua has announced a new product out of their special partnership, the ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition graphics is a GPU for their feature fans from the PC cooling brand.

As for the Edition GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card itself, the Noctua Edition features two flagship Noctua NF-A12x25 fans along with a new custom-designed cooler co-engineered by both brands. The fans, shroud, and backplate feature Noctua’s signature brown and beige colour scheme. The cooler with the new heatsink makes the card four slots wide.

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The maker, Noctua claims this Edition GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card is 15dBA quieter at “medium” fan speeds and 9dbA quieter at maximum fan speeds but doesn’t exactly specify what the speeds are or what the comparisons are made against. The card also features ASUS’ 0dB mode that turns the fans off when the GPU temperature goes below 50°C. Also, ASUS has confirmed that the Noctua Edition comes in two variants. The standard model hits the typical 3070 clock speeds of 1725MHz in gaming mode and 1755MHz in OC mode. Meanwhile, there is also an OC edition, which hits 1815MHz in gaming mode and 1845MHz in OC mode.

Aside from all the changes to the fans, the Noctua Edition remains the same RTX 3070, meaning it is built on the same 8 nm process, and based on the GA104 graphics processor, in its GA104-300-A1 variant, the card supports DirectX 12 Ultimate. Additionally, the DirectX 12 Ultimate capability guarantees support for hardware-raytracing, variable-rate shading and more, in upcoming video games. It features 5888 shading units, 184 texture mapping units, and 96 ROPs. Also included are 184 tensor cores which help improve the speed of machine learning applications. The card also has 46 raytracing acceleration cores. NVIDIA has paired 8 GB GDDR6 memory with the GeForce RTX 3070, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1500 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1725 MHz, memory is running at 1750 MHz (14 Gbps effective).

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