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The ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER Noctua OC Edition melds cutting-edge performance with legendary cooling

With the debut of the new GeForce RTXTM 40 Series SUPER graphics cards, there’s a new flagship GPU in town: the GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER. For gamers and creators who seek to claim that chip’s cutting-edge performance in a graphics card that operates at whisper-quiet noise levels, we’ve prepared a special graphics card. Introducing the ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER OC Noctua Edition. Built off the work we did on our GeForce RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 4080 Noctua Edition variants, this premium graphics card achieves near-silence with Noctua’s fan design prowess, an ASUS custom-built vapor chamber, and a massive heatsink.

Cool and quiet

The ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER Noctua Edition incorporates a pair of Noctua’s state-of-the-art NF-A12x25 fans to move air over an extra-large heatsink, developed in partnership between our own veteran thermal R&D team and the engineers at Noctua. These engineers worked tirelessly to tune the fin density and heat pipe arrangement of the heatsink, optimizing it for the airflow characteristics of the NF-A12x25.

To prioritize low noise levels, a smooth acoustic signature, and high cooling performance while making room for this pair of 120mm fans, we expanded this card’s total volume to occupy 4.3 slots of space. The card comes with a Dual BIOS switch, with Quiet mode enabled by default to minimize acoustics right out of the box. To ensure unparalleled heat transfer efficiency across the GPU, memory chips, and power circuitry, we incorporate a vapor chamber with a network of eight heatpipes.

The NF-A12x25 was an easy choice for this project because of the numerous innovations packed into its 120mm frame. An impeller made from Noctua’s proprietary Sterrox® liquid-crystal polymer has an exceptionally low thermal expansion coefficient, allowing the fan blades to sit just 0.5mm away from the outer frame. This extremely tight tolerance allows the NF-A12x25 to work more efficiently against back pressure by reducing the leakage of airflow, perfect for a densely packed GPU fin stack. A metal-reinforced motor hub and axis further support this extremely precise gap between impeller and frame.

All told, the cooling solution of the ASUS GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER Noctua Edition is efficient and so quiet that it produces only 27dB under full load.* To get the absolute most out of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER, trust the decades of engineering expertise behind ASUS and Noctua.

Confident styling

We know that Noctua enthusiasts care as much about the aesthetics of their builds as they do about high performance and low noise levels. We created a custom brown shroud for the duo of NF-A12x25 fans that complements their distinctive color scheme and provides a secure mounting system — no zip ties needed. ASUS and Noctua logos on the front and sides of the shroud, along with subtle graphics on the full-length alloy backplate, help this card coordinate perfectly with other Noctua components in a system.

Get the most from your SUPER graphics with GPU Tweak III

If you really want to unleash the best that your new graphics card has to offer, take a look at the most recent version of our GPU Tweak III software. The latest features of this app make it a breeze to tune the GeForce RTX 40 SUPER series of GPUs. Our ASUS preset modes allow you to boost your card’s power or cut back on noise with a single click, and you can even set your own profiles on a game-by-game basis.

Our Mobile Monitor is one of the most exciting new features, though, allowing you to connect to GPU Tweak via your phone or other remote device to monitor your GPU without adding overlays on top of your gameplay. Set your phone or tablet up on a stand next to your PC, connect to the GPU Tweak mobile monitor interface, and keep an eye on system stats without sacrificing immersion on-screen.

Finally, we’re also working to make our VF Tuner more user-friendly than ever, providing fine-grained control over the clock speed curve of your GPU. We’ve also improved the on-screen display, the import and export function, and built-in a GPU-Z interface so you can get detailed GPU information without having to install GPU-Z separately. The latest GPU Tweak III improvements will be out soon, and you can download the program here.

Power up and play

The ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II power supply ona stylized base of cracking iceTo keep the GeForce RTX 4080 Noctua SUPER Edition running its best, pair your new graphics card with one of our premium power supplies. The ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II is the perfect power supply to drive your ultra-powerful, ultra-quiet build thanks to its high-quality components and efficient operation. It also has an OLED display on the side to monitor power draw in real-time, along with Aura Sync support for a bit of extra RGB flair. For more power supply options and a calculator that will help you find the correct wattage for your system, check out our Power Supply portal.


*Based on internal testing conducted during January of 2024.


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