ASUS Noctua RTX 3080 OC Review

ASUS Noctua RTX 3080 OC Review

ASUS Noctua RTX 3080 OC Review

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ASUS and Noctua first teamed up to create the traditional RTX 3070. But now they have released a new card that we see how it fits with the ASUS Noctua RTX 3080 OC review. The goal is to promote the most popular graphics card. Comes in more than four slots in a larger size though with the promise of better and quieter cooling. The new card brings the aesthetics of Noctua to the world of graphics cards.

Nvidia Noctua 3080 GPU 10

ASUS Noctua RTX 3080 OC

Main clock speed

1440 MHz base, 1815 MHz growth


310 x 144.8 x 87.5 mm (12.2 x 5.7 x 3.45 inches)

Packaging and aesthetics

Coming in a meat box by hand it feels almost like a briefcase for your new graphics card. The large box was built to hold the large size of the Noctua 3080. Its dimensions are 310 x 144.8 x 87.5 mm (12.2 x 5.7 x 3.45 inches) which puts it in a wide 4.3 slot. So it’s no surprise that it needs such a big box to carry.

The Noctua version is based on ASUS’s TUF model but is improved on the original design. With a wide copper base plate to cover a wide area. Self-dye for optimal performance overall while keeping under heat cover including VRAM. With large heatsink for large thermal density. Which is then supported by two Noctua NF-A12x25 fans instead of three 92mm fans. The best fans are highly desirable for excellent air flow and static pressure characteristics. Which gives the card lower GPU and VRAM heat while running quieter than the original TUF. Promising an improvement of 4.5 dB, 3 ° C GPU, and 14 ° C in VRAM compared to the previous offer.

The structure itself looks strong and surprisingly beautiful. As with such a large heatsink and fans you would expect a lot of twists and GPU sagas. However, ASUS has done a good job of strengthening the card to prevent this from happening. With a well-connected structure, it prevents any soft areas. With a strong back plate and IO shield, it also connects very far points to create a strong structure. Avoiding over time can ruin the graphics card’s aesthetics in the long run.

Nocturne is known for its unique color choices of melon and brown. Which also brings it to 3080 which are fans. However, designing around lovers is a more toned-down color choice with less polarization. It uses dark brown and silver to create a potato-like design on the front. There is a hypnotizing pairing of eyes with spin lovers. Put it together it creates a well-designed and thought-out graphics card.