ASUS RTX 4080 Noctua with a 4.3-slot cooler
Not only did ASUS release a render of the new Noctua RTX 4080 graphics card in its press release, but a real prototype has already been shown on the CES 2023 booth.
Members of the press had the opportunity to take a closer look at the new card, confirming that it is indeed the new RTX 40 GPU. The card looks quite similar to its RTX 30 predecessor, but now uses the new 16-pin power connector, a feature previously exclusive to the NVIDIA Ada architecture.
Also, the layout of the display connector is non-standard, which in this case means an additional HDMI port, which is a feature commonly used by ASUS ROG Strix / TUF Gaming GPUs. This indicates that ASUS is once again reusing the existing PCB for this model.
Noctua has confirmed that the RTX 4080 will be equipped with two NF-A12x25 fans, brown and beige. The large diameter of the fans and a specially designed vapor chamber will ensure that the card remains the quietest RTX 4080 on the market with typical temperatures of just 61.7 degrees Celsius, the company claims.
As confirmed by ASUS, the card is officially a 4.3-slot design, which in this case means that five PCIe slots will be used exclusively by this single card. What remains to be confirmed is the release date and especially the price.
Source: TechPowerUPEt HardwareAnd Club 386