ASUS has officially pulled the veil back on its latest graphics card, the GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition. As per its namesake, this variation of the RTX 3070 was designed and made in collaboration with the Austrian cooling brand, Noctua.
The RTX 3070 Noctua Edition uses a dual-fan configuration and more importantly, the fans that are attached to the card are NF-A12x25 fans that have been fine-tuned to run with an ideal performance-to-noise ratio. Further, and in true Noctua fashion, the card’s aesthetics are painted in the brand’s iconic brown and off-white themes, while the cooler shroud itself helps them look like its case fans. Performance-wise, Noctua says that its fans will produce 10dB lower sound pressure level, compared to an ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 OC Edition.
The RTX 3070 Noctua Edition comes in two SKUs, an OC edition and non-OC edition. Specs-wise, the cards house 8GB GDDR6 graphics memory, 5888 CUDA Cores, two HDMI 2.1 ports, and three DIsplayPort 1.4a ports. What sets the two apart are their factory-set clocks: The OC Edition ships out with OC mode and Gaming mode boost clocks of 1845MHz and 1815MHz, respectively. While the non-OC edition’s clocks are rated at 1755MHz and 1725MHz.
ASUS says that the ASUS RTX 3070 Noctua Edition is slated for availability sometime in the middle of the month, but didn’t provide an exact date. On that note, the company also didn’t provide local pricing for the card.