ASUS announced the all-new GeForce RTX 4080 Noctua Edition graphics card that adopts a vapor chamber design in a 4.3-slot package.
ASUS Goes Big with GeForce RTX 4080 Noctua Edition: 4.3-slot Design with Vapor-Chamber Cooler
press release: ASUS and Noctua have joined forces again, this time bringing the main power of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 40 series and Noctua’s legendary cooling system together in one impressive package.
Introducing the ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 Noctua Edition, continuing our collaboration with the legendary cooling company, building on the work we’ve done on our own GeForce RTX 3070 And the RTX 3080 Noctua variables. This year we’ve worked together to tame the mighty GeForce RTX 4080. And thanks to the ingenuity of Noctua’s fan design and ASUS’ custom-designed vapor chamber, we’ve been able to craft the quietest air-cooled RTX 4080 on the market.
Cool and calm
ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 Noctua Edition includes a pair of Noctua’s latest NF-A12x25 fans to move air over a massive heatsink, developed in partnership between our veteran thermal research and development team and the engineers at Noctua. These engineers worked tirelessly to fine-tune the fin density and heat-pipe arrangement of the heatsink, optimizing it for the NF-A12x25’s airflow characteristics. To prioritize low noise levels, a smooth sound signature, and high cooling performance while making room for this pair of 120mm fans, we’ve expanded the overall size of this card to take up 4.3 slots of space. The card comes with a dual BIOS switch, with quiet mode enabled by default to reduce acoustics right out of the box.
The NF-A12x25 was an easy choice for this project because of the many innovations packed into the 120mm frame. An impeller made from Noctua’s liquid crystal polymer has an exceptionally low coefficient of thermal expansion, which allows the fan blades to stay just 0.5mm away from the outer frame. This extremely tight tolerance allows the NF-A12x25 to operate more efficiently against backpressure by minimizing airflow leakage, making it ideal for a densely packed GPU fin array. This metal-reinforced motor axle and shaft support the very minute gap between impeller and frame.
The innovation of the steam room
While our collaboration with Noctua on the GeForce RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 Noctua Editions has been a great success in minimizing acoustics for maximum GPU performance, we weren’t content to settle for what we achieved. So this year, we’ve included my expansion steam room With a network of eight heat pipes. When running at a GeForce RTX 4080’s 320W TDP, the ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 Noctua Edition’s peak TDP is just 61.7C, With the same extremely low noise levels as the GeForce RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 Noctua variants. To get the most out of your NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, trust the decades of engineering expertise behind ASUS and Noctua.
We know that Noctua fans care as much about the aesthetics of their devices as they do about high performance and low noise levels. We created a custom brown shroud for the dual NF-A12x25 fans that complements the distinctive color scheme and provides a secure mounting system. – No need for zip ties. ASUS and Noctua logos on the front and sides of the cover, along with subtle graphics on the full-length alloy backplate, help this card coordinate perfectly with other Noctua components in the system.