ASUS and NOCTUA have had previous working relationships most notably with the ASUS ROG Ryujin and Ryujin II AIO CPU coolers both armed with Noctua fans. It was then not that surprising to see them work again in another cooling now for the GPU. With a bit of a premature reveal, the ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua OC made its debut to the world and much to the dismay of certain folks, ASUS is supporting Noctua’s decision to stick with their iconic brown and tan color scheme.
ASUS RTX 3070 Noctua OC sees two NF-A12x25 120mm fans attached to a reworked TUF cooling, featuring rework to fully maximize the air pushing power of the NF-A12x25 while maintaining absolute silence. And this might be Noctua’s biggest achievement: while they are a known brand, many confuse Noctua’s branding for performance and although that is somewhat true, Noctua’s bread and butter is absolute silence.
This in turn allows their fans to operate quieter and can be ramped up for more demanding use but a GPU that normally has a maximum of ~90mm fan size is already cool in most cases especially with our history ASUS’ new ROG Strix and TUF Gaming cooler designs but with a 4-slot, 240mm size cooler, the ASUS x Noctua takes it the next level.
There’s not a lot to be said here so let’s dive right in to the performance but before we do, a word of warning: this is a very big graphics card. Also please take note that we are rebuilding our GPU review database.