Asus RTX 4080 Noctua unboxing and product shots

Asus’s RTX 4080 Noctua OC Edition Is Officially Available, Officially Huge

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Asus teamed up with Noctua, yet again, to bring a special brown-and-tan-themed version of the RTX 4080 to market. The 4080  already competes with the best graphics cards, albeit at a high price. We have a sample of the Noctua card in hand and will be reviewing it shortly, though we don’t expect a massive difference from the vanilla RTX 4080 Founders Edition in terms of performance — the 4080 ranks fourth in our GPU benchmarks hierarchy in rasterization, and second in ray tracing. Instead, this card is all about aesthetics and, hopefully, relative silence.

While the underlying hardware has undoubtedly changed quite a bit, the new RTX 4080 Noctua OC Edition looks nearly the same as the Asus RTX 3070 Noctua Edition we reviewed last year. Except Asus apparently decided a quad-slot card wasn’t quite large enough, so the new RTX 4080 Noctua measures 310 x 145 x 87.5 mm, occupying 4.3 slots worth of case space. It’s a good thing most people don’t plug in expansion cards other than a GPU these days, as only the bottom slot or two on a typical ATX board would still be accessible with this card installed — though you could try for a PCIe riser solution.

The front of the Asus box is almost as non-descript as the card itself, featuring a large blank area in the top-right. Maybe that’s for future product quotes, in which case here’s one: This is the biggest, brownest graphics card we’ve ever reviewed! —Tom’s Hardware.

But seriously, you’re either going to look at this card and think it’s incredibly boring, or you’re going to love the minimalist brown-themed aesthetics. Even if the size of the card is anything but “minimal.”

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Graphics Card Asus RTX 4080 Noctua RTX 4080 Founders Edition
Architecture AD103 AD103
Streaming Multiprocessors 76 76
GPU Cores (Shaders) 9728 9728
Tensor Cores 304 304
Ray Tracing “Cores” 76 76
Boost Clock (MHz) 2625 2505
VRAM Speed (Gbps) 22.4 22.4
VRAM (GB) 16 16
VRAM Bus Width 256 256
L2 Cache 64 64
ROPs 112 112
TMUs 304 304
TFLOPS FP32 (Boost) 51.1 48.7
TFLOPS FP16 (FP8) 409 (817) 390 (780)
Bandwidth (GBps) 717 717
TDP (watts) 320 320
Launch Date Mar 2023 Nov 2022
Launch Price $1,649 $1,199

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