Earlier in August, rumours sprung up about a possible collaboration between ASUS and Noctua, with the latter providing a cooling solution based on its technology and colour scheme for a GeForce RTX 3070. It appears that the alleged final renders have appeared, thus confirming the existence of the card, to a degree.
Images of the “ASUS x Noctua” themed RTX 3070 were reportedly posted on the ASUS ROG Vietnam’s official Facebook page, along with its supposed price tag. Unsurprisingly the post has long since been taken down, but not before a screenshot of the post was captured. Based on the post, the RTX 3070 sports a two-fan cooling solution that, as mentioned, are clearly fitted with Noctua fans – specifically, the brand’s NF-A12x25 model – and its brown and off-white colour scheme.
Further, the page says that the card would cost around US$1100 (~RM4597). For the record, that is the current average price of an RTX 3070 in Malaysia, which means that this particular design and make would definitely cost a much higher premium. Assuming, of course, that the card actually makes it to our shores.
Of course, the more important question is how the card and the Noctua-based cooling solution will perform versus the GPU fans that ASUS usually slaps on to their own cards. Sadly, that’s an answer we’ll only be able to achieve through testing the card ourselves.
At the time of writing, ASUS still hasn’t said anything official about this, so take this bit of news in strides.