ASUS and Noctua, as part of their ongoing collaboration, introduced the GeForce RTX 4080 Super Noctua OC Edition video card. The new product is equipped with a cooling system, which includes two 120 mm proprietary Noctua NF-A12x25 fans with low noise and high efficiency.
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In the past, the companies have already collaborated on the release of ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua OC Edition, RTX 3080 Noctua OC Edition and RTX 4080 Noctua OC Edition video cards. With the release of the new GeForce RTX 4000 Super video cards, the manufacturers decided to continue their fruitful collaboration and introduced the GeForce RTX 4080 Super Noctua OC Edition.
The new product is based on the ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 Super TUF printed circuit board. The card is equipped with a dual BIOS system with “quiet” and “performance” operating modes. In «quiet» mode, the graphics card's GPU operates at 2610 MHz, which is 90 MHz higher than the NVIDIA reference value. In “performance” mode, also known as “overclocking mode,” the GPU frequency increases to 2640 MHz.
The ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 Super Noctua OC Edition cooling system, in addition to two 120 mm Noctua fans, also includes a radiator with an evaporation chamber and heat pipes. Cooling system fans have a full stop function when there is no significant load on the graphics subsystem. The thickness of the cooling system is four expansion slots. The card is equipped with two HDMI 2.1 and three DisplayPort 1.4 connectors. Additional power is supplied to the new product through one 12+4-pin connector.
It should be noted that at the start of sales in March last year, the ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 Noctua OC Edition video card was offered at a price of $1649, which is $450 higher than NVIDIA’s recommended price for the RTX 4080. It is possible that the GeForce RTX 4080 Super Noctua OC Edition will be evaluated as well. At this price, the flagship and significantly more powerful GeForce RTX 4090 looks like a more attractive choice.
Sales of GeForce RTX 4080 Super video cards will begin tomorrow. It was expected that NVIDIA would lift the ban on publishing independent reviews of accelerators today, January 30, but the manufacturer decided to postpone the publication of reviews to the day the sales started.