The RTX 4080 is a great graphics card, but is there a way to make it even better? It turns out there is: with a pair of reliable, silent fans, this can be a real treat. This is exactly what ASUS has done in partnership with Noctua, and now you can buy the result of this partnership.
The RTX 4080 Noctua OC was announced back in January during CES 2023. Its biggest selling point? It has a world class cooling system where a pair of brown Noctua fans are the star of the show. Noctua’s fans are known for being some of the best you can buy for your computer – they’re pricey, but they’re really high quality, which more than makes up for it. Noctua already had a partnership with ASUS for the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 – it was just extended to the newer and more powerful RTX 4080.
ASUS RTX 4080 Noctua OC Edition
This special version of the NVIDIA RTX 4080 graphics card uses Noctua fans to keep it as quiet as possible, but it comes at a price.
Middle Noctua’s experience with air-cooling your graphics card may not produce a decent result, but it is effective. Early reviews from sites like TechPowerUp noted that this version of the RTX 4080 is indeed very quiet and also quite power efficient, and also performs well in games with low temperatures.
The only problem? His price. This card costs a whopping $1,649, almost the same as a water-cooled RTX 4090 or 4080. For the price, you get the very best air cooling, but it comes at a price, so you should discuss if it’s worth it for you.