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ASUS Noctua RTX 3080 graphics card leaked

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Updated: May 16, 2022 3:15 pm
ASUS Noctua RTX 3080 graphics card leaked

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Update: The card has been released!

Videocardz has reported on the leak from another ASUS Noctua collaboration this time on the RTX 3080. Following on from the RTX 3070 the two companies worked on at the end of last year. The box of the new GPU suggests it will be based on the 10GB model of the 3080 instead of the new 12GB variant replacing the old model. Since it came out in January it may be possible the companies were already working on the original variant and may upgrade it further down the line.

Likely to be similar to the 3070 it would mean that the heatsink is an optimized TUF variant of ASUS’ lineup. That card is already a 2.7 slot GPU and the Noctua variant is clearly bigger. Following the 3070 it is likely to be at least a 4.3 slot GPU. This allows the card to work quietly and more efficiently. Allowing the two 120mm fans to cool the GPU effectively.

ASUS Noctua RTX 3080 specifications and price

With no official specifications, we’re basing these ASUS Noctua RTX 3080 specifications on the previous 3070. Which itself uses two Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM fans. Boasting quiet and efficient cooling. From the images, we still see the card only using two 8-pin power connectors and not requiring the extra connector as the Strix variant requires. The video output for the card is going to be 3x DisplayPort 1.4 and 2x HDMI 2.1 connectors. As well as offering a dual bios setup.

In terms of price, Videocardz reports it can be found for €1150. Which is €250 more than the RTX 3070 Noctua but also nearly €400 more than the MSRP of the 3080. Likely stemming from the extra heatsink and premium fans provided. So although costing more it is meant to provide a better user experience so does come at an inflated price for the fans of both companies.

With a background in engineering and PC gaming, Seb is a staff writer with a focus on GPU, storage, and power supplies. Also one of tech supports in the office he likes helping and solving problems.

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