Noctua has a solid reputation in the refrigeration business. The company not only makes some of the best air coolers work, but coats them or hates the beige and brown paint. I love it, of course, and that’s why I’m so excited about the possibility of Noctua partnering with Asus to get a new Nvidia graphics card.
The Asus and Noctua card was detected by Twitter leaker Komachi_Ensaka in a EEC list—This is the Eurasian Economic Commission, which has a public register of electronics for import into the region – codenamed "RTX3070-8G-NOCTUA".
It would be a coincidence that the name Noctua appeared without any connection to the refrigeration company, but this is not the only evidence we now have available. Videocardz a similar post was reported in July from the website hwcooling.net the writer Ľubomír Samák, who says that they heard about the Asus and Noctua association from a trusted source and, when they came to confirm the rumors, they were offered a bit of a clue within the usual " no comments ".
The response, from an employee whose name has been removed, says, "I can't comment yet, I hope soon!"
So the evidence is growing about the mash-up of Asus and Noctua. But what can this card entail? I would love for a brave soul of Asus to present a graphics card bathed in beige and brown, but I have a feeling that the reality may be completely different.
Noctua, in fact, makes some regular-looking black fans. They are functionally similar to brown but less divisive.
Reduced fans are an option. The other is completely different, perhaps in the form of a large heat sink provided by the company that has excelled in making heat sinks for a long time now. Noctua has managed to nail metal blocks with fins so well that it has started to leave the fans completely off, such is the case with the NH-P1.
We don’t know exactly what this association may mean for the finished product, an RTX 3070, but it sure looks like it’s in process. If there is any publication in the EEC list, we should have more answers about what will happen soon. EEC listings usually appear before an advertisement or product launch, but it must be said that some products that appear in the EEC never materialize. This does not look like at least one of these products.
In other beige news, the famous colors of Noctua could also reach a keyboard near you, as Mito, a designer of keys and keyboards, has obtained the official license for Set of keys with Noctua theme. You will surely be the envy of the office. Or fired.