ASUS Collaborates with Noctua for GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER 16 GB GDDR6X OC Edition Graphics Card
ASUS has quietly updated its product web presences with another Noctua collaboration OC Edition graphics card—the heavily customized GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER 16 GB GDDR6X model looks very familiar (in shades of brown); we suspect that the existing cooling solution, shroud and backplate designs have been transplanted from the existing RTX 4080 (non-SUPER) Noctua OC model. W1zzard was impressed by the 2022 version's affixing of twin Noctua NF-A12x25 fans, although a number of factors caused the ultra premium air-cooled ASUS card to miss out on an Editor's Choice award—mainly the $1650 launch price—perhaps deserving of an updated/retrospective "But Expensive" badge of honor.
VideoCardz believes that the SUPER iteration could launch with $200 subtracted (at a minimum) from the non-SUPER's original MSRP—the ASUS listing, naturally, does not provide any details regarding recommended retail pricing or a release date. It seems that reviewers have not received SUPER 16 GB Noctua OC Edition samples this month, so we suspect that the chunky brown Ada Lovelace monster will reach retail at some point in the first quarter of 2024.
The ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER 16 GB GDDR6X Noctua OC Edition product page has provided a bounty of high resolution photos; here are a couple more:
Cool and Quiet
From the shroud to down to the heat spreader, every aspect is optimized to minimize noise.
Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM Fans
The two Noctua NF-A12x25 120 mm fans integrate a low-resonance Sterrox liquid-crystal polymer (LCP) fan impeller, metal-reinforced motor hub, stabilized bearings, and custom low-noise PWM IC to deliver performance you can rely on day in, day out.