Noctua, known for its hyper-quiet GPU and CPU cooling fans, might be including them in the new Asus GeForce RTX 3080 Noctua Edition, which promises to be “the quietest card” in its class.
The 92mm fans typically determined on the same old RTX 3080 were switched out for two NF-A12x25 120mm fan units. This newer model happened after the success of the ultimate years model, the Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition. Noctua worked with Asus to create the brand new RTX 3080 Noctua Edition with the aid of using growing the size of the graphic card’s heatsink. The company additionally blanketed benchmarks to expose how the RTX 3080 outperforms the Asus TUF model in each thermal and noise level.
Though the Asus GeForce RTX 3080 Noctua edition is set to release next month, no pricing information has been released yet.
Drawbacks to the quiet fan unit
While those fans are quite powerful at their job, it requires a bit of setup to maximize its potential. For instance, a pleasing roomy PC case with a solid airflow is necessary, in addition to different complementary components that stabilize the cooler.
Also, GPUs and CPUs outfitted with silent coolers cant be overclocked, otherwise, there’s a sturdy chance of thermal throttling. You can add some other big 120mm fan to prevent this, however, depending on the PC setup this will cancel out the quiet feature of the silent GPU/CPU.
ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 3080 Ti OC 12GB GDDR6X 384 Bit LHR Graphics Card ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti OC Edition 12GB GDDR6X Advanced design and leading thermal performance.
NVIDIA Ampere Multi-Stream Processors: The cornerstone of the world’s fastest and most efficient GPU, the all-new Ampere multi-stream processors deliver 2X higher FP32 performance and improved power efficiency. 2nd Generation RT Cores: 2x more performance than 1st Generation RT cores, as well as a whole new dimension with simultaneous ray tracing and shading. 3rd Generation Tensor Cores: Offers up to 2x higher performance with advanced artificial intelligence algorithms such as structural sparsity and DLSS. Now offering 8K resolution support, these cores offer an incredible increase in gaming performance and bring brand-new artificial intelligence features. OC Edition: Boost Speed 1845 MHz (OC Mode) / 1815 MHz (Gaming Mode) The Axis Technology Fan Design has been updated with more fan blades and a counter-rotating center fan. The 2.9 slot design expands the heatsink surface area compared to the previous generation, further enhancing thermal performance. The Super Alloy Power II features premium alloy chokes, solid polymer capacitors, and a series of high-current power stages. GPU Tweak II offers useful performance tweaks, thermal controls, and system monitoring.
ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti is radically redesigned from the ground up to take advantage of NVIDIA’s impressive new Ampere chips. Next-generation gaming performance comes with these graphics cards. The new design, which includes more metal, features Axis Technology fans. The fan lineup from the previous generation has been updated with new spin directions where separate tasks are assigned to the central and auxiliary fans. The larger and impressive heatsink located under the fan blades is ready to handle even the toughest thermal loads. The PCB is also equipped with new features. Performance-enhancing innovations have also been added to the rear plate. Those who have been waiting for the latest and greatest GPU design have finally found what they have been looking for.
Axis Technology Fan Design
The axis-tech fan design has been updated to accommodate the large heatsink with more fins and surface area than the previous generation. The number of blades of all three fans has increased. Now there are 13 fans in the central fan and 11 fans in the auxiliary fans. The bearing on the side fans has also been thinned, resulting in more air intake in the horizontal plane. This ensures a more efficient airflow throughout the cooling system. Extra blades and full-height bearings on the central fan increase static pressure, directing air to the GPU heat spreader.
The central and auxiliary fans spin in different directions due to the different roles they have. The middle fan is moving in the opposite direction of the other two fans. In this way, the air turbulence in the cooling system decreases, and the thermal performance of the card increases. ROG Strix-in cooling innovations enable lower fan speeds and lower GPU temperature below 55 degrees more efficiently, thanks to higher performance. When the GPU temperature reaches this level, the fans can stop completely. Those who want to build a quiet and high-performance system will love these features.
Taking the heat from the chip and transferring it to the cooling system to take advantage of the new fan design requires special attention. For this purpose, we use a special polishing method that increases the surface smoothness of the heat spreader at a microscopic level. The extra flat surface makes better contact with the processor, increasing heat transfer. 2.9 Slot Design The heat spreader conducts the heat via pipes to the heatsink fins, which occupy 2.9 slots. The heatsink, which is larger than the previous generation, provides more cooling for the new high-performance chipset. Premium Components Premium capacitors, chokes, and MOSFETs have been selected to effortlessly deliver hundreds of watts of power in milliseconds. Super Alloy Power II components are built into the PCB with our advanced Auto-Extreme automated manufacturing process. With smooth junctions on the back of the PCB and the elimination of human error, this graphics card meets even the most demanding standards.
On the back of the ROG Strix, graphics card are two PWM FanConnect headers that give builders extra flexibility. Case fans can be connected directly to the GPU. Thanks to the fan speeds adjusted according to the CPU or GPU temperature, extra air intake and output can be obtained in demanding 3D workloads.
New Front Guard
In addition to the design changes inside the card, this graphics card features a new front shield with metal lines that match the design lines of ROG and ROG Strix motherboards. The card’s different surface textures and materials make a difference when placed upright and illuminated by LEDs on the case. Those who want a more elegant and simple look will have a card that fully adapts to their system, thanks to the colors in gray tones.
The Back Is Also Cool
The innovations in the design continue on the back of the card. The large vent on the backplate and the shortened PCB allow hot air to be directed towards the case fans without returning to the GPU. GPU slot; It adds durability to the critical connection between the chip and the heat spreader. The input and output socket, which is made of stainless steel, protects the connection points and ensures that the card is seated more firmly. The conveniently accessible Dual Bios switch offers basic tuning, allowing you to switch between “performance” and “quiet” modes without using the software.
Extra care was given to the front of the card, which is the most visible part of the card in many systems. The new addressable RGB lights, which can be adjusted via Armory Crate software, are compatible with other ROG components. The power requirement of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is met by three 8-pin power connectors. There is also an internal circuit that monitors the PSU voltage. This circuit can quickly detect transient voltage drops. When this happens, the red LED lights up, indicating a problem with the power supply. The reinforced metal frame of the Strix-in also adds to its durability.
Software Bundle – Get Full Efficiency From Your Hardware
Hardware isn’t the only area where research and development is applied to take things to the next level. The ROG team is developing GPU Tweak II software to deliver unique features alongside the standard tracking, tweaking, and other tweaks you’ve come to expect. Like all our premium graphics cards, the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 Ti comes with XSplit streaming software and wt fast-in Gamers Private Network software to ensure your online experience is as good as it can be.