hot in heels slip last weekand ASUS and Noctua officially revealed RTX 3070 Special Edition graphics cards are rumored. Only two models were announced. Each is based on the RTX 3070, with one being the OC variant. Since these products have been created in collaboration with a manufacturer renowned for their high performance and quiet cooling designs, those interested can expect the same from this card. Pricing and availability haven’t been confirmed yet, but these models will be launched in mid-October.
We’re really excited to see that these games are now official, as performance enthusiasts have always dreamed of Noctua graphics cards. Just as you’d expect, the designs feature Noctua’s trademark brown gradient. There is even a slight look at the design if your imagination can replace the fans as the eyes of a large owl with a small beak and an eyebrow dug in between.
And this isn’t a little owl either. Both of these graphics cards feature high-volume coolers up to 4.3-slot designs to increase the potential for lower fan speeds and even passive cooling in some light gaming applications. Noctua and ASUS claim that special-edition RTX 3070 graphics cards offer “a significant increase in performance-to-noise efficiency.” This was achieved by pairing Noctua NF-A12x25 fans with a custom heatsink and fan speeds. ASUS has also provided some performance charts in case you want to know how quiet the Noctua RTX 3070 is compared to the standard model.
Although we don’t know the exact parameters and comparison model used in this test, it’s still some impressive sounding numbers. Noctua notes a 15 dB reduction in fan speeds at medium fan speeds and 9 dB at maximum fan speeds. The company was also quick to point out that a high-flow computer case would keep things cooler and, therefore, quieter. We’ve seen some very quiet RTX 30 Series graphics cards like MSI Gaming X TrioSo we’re eager to see what some of the best in cooling have come up with.
Additionally, these graphics cards will feature two HDMI 2.1 outputs and three DisplayPort 1.4a ports. Power must be supplied through two 8-pin connectors and ASUS recommends a 750W PSU. You can find more information about these models On the ASUS website.
While only the RTX 3070 models have been announced, we’ll keep our eyes peeled for any shouts, I mean tweets, about additional models. However, judging by the latest Scan Steam DevicesNo wonder the RTX 3070 was chosen.