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    Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition launched

    4.3-slot design claimed to be the "coolest and quietest graphics card in its class".
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    Re: Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition launched

    5 slots??? Well that's SLI out the window then

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    Re: Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition launched

    Hmmm.

    Availability is scheduled for the middle of October
    Is that real availability, as in actually buying one, or theoretical availability, in the sense you can buy one if you can find one in stock, probably between the rocking horse poop and diamond-encrusted moonbeams on the shop shelf?

    First reaction .... how big?
    Second reaction .... shame about the butt-ugly colours. But then, non-windowd cases have their advantages.
    Third reaction .... at whhat price?
    Fourth reaction .... wanna see independent test results before forking outwhat it's likely to cost.
    A lesson learned from PeterB about dignity in adversity, so Peter, In Memorium, "Onwards and Upwards".

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    Re: Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition launched

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    5 slots??? Well that's SLI out the window then
    Literally would have to be to accommodate the cooler!

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    Re: Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition launched

    My PC is heavy enough as it is...

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    Re: Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition launched

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    5 slots??? Well that's SLI out the window then
    The 3070 doesn't even support sli anymore anyway. I think it doesn't really matter if it uses 5 slots if you don't use the other slots anyway. I think it's the perfect card for pre-builts.

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    Re: Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition launched

    Major Hardware (see YouTube) built one of these based on rumors for a 3060 the other day and it worked impressively well for being cool and quiet.

    SLI iirc is only on 3090's now so that's not an issue and if you want quiet AND have the space, it doesn't matter how many slots it takes up really. Cost and availability are probably the biggest issues.

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    Re: Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition launched

    Quote Originally Posted by WeRoRa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    5 slots??? Well that's SLI out the window then
    The 3070 doesn't even support sli anymore anyway. I think it doesn't really matter if it uses 5 slots if you don't use the other slots anyway. I think it's the perfect card for pre-builts.
    Where has 5 slots come from? It's only 4.3....

    I'd say this isn't an argument for it. I think removing the option to use the other slots to do what a PC is meant to do (expand capabilities by adding modular cards and components) is a serious consideration and a huge drawback to this card.

    Just because you don't use those PCI-e slots now, doesn't mean you won't want or need to do so in future. Such a large card may also compromise M2 access, cooling and use.

    I would be exceptionally wary about buying such a big card and I would be furious if I bought a pre-built which advertised how many PCI-e slots it had on the mobo, looked to add in another card and found that they didn't mention that, whilst the slots are present, they aren't usable.

    I'm not saying this card doesn't have its place or is an absolute no-buy. I'm saying casually brushing off the potential ramifications of the size is potentially going to land you in an expensive problem and needs careful consideration.

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    Re: Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition launched

    Quote Originally Posted by WeRoRa View Post
    The 3070 doesn't even support sli anymore anyway. I think it doesn't really matter if it uses 5 slots if you don't use the other slots anyway. I think it's the perfect card for pre-builts.
    I do though. I was quite happy to take a drill to my case to remove the hard drive bays so I could fit the length of my stupidly long Vega 56 card, but covering all my expansion slots as well is tricky.


    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Where has 5 slots come from? It's only 4.3....
    Well, if the card had been L shaped so the 0.3 of the 5th slot it used was the bit furthest away from the blanking plates and left plenty of space for my PCIe to USB card...

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    Re: Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition launched

    Does sound bloody briliant to be honest!
    33db on full fan speed.

    And to be honest the graphs just show how naff most of the none standard fans are.
    I'd always found MSI tend to be the quietest so far but I think this would beat there offerings hands down.

    Just that price tho !

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    Re: Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition launched

    Would probably work best with a riser cable / slightly wider case if you needed to use other PCI-e slots. Especially when you factor in GPU sag. Certainly wouldn't want those colours anywhere near me though.

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    Re: Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition launched

    very expensive i bet.... no way am paying them prices...

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    Re: Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition launched

    Hello GPU sag...

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    Re: Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition launched

    Quote Originally Posted by WeRoRa View Post
    The 3070 doesn't even support sli anymore anyway. I think it doesn't really matter if it uses 5 slots if you don't use the other slots anyway. I think it's the perfect card for pre-builts.
    I suspect that was part of the joke

    It's a bit odd putting such a cooler on a 3070. I would've thought such a high-performance cooling system would be better served on a 3080ti or 3090 (whose target market would probably be more accepting of the increased cost).

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    Re: Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition launched

    If you're happy to DIY a better cooling solution yourself, then the Raijintek Morpheus II with an couple of these strapped to it is going to perform very well:

    https://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm-arctic-p12-pwm-pst-5-blade-static-pressure-1800rpm-563cfm-fluid-dynamic-bearing-black-4-pin

    They daisy chain together, hook them up to a fan controller or a 4 pin header on the motherboard, and set the fan curve to adjust in line with CPU usage, with a base line of about 35% speed.

    It would probably perform nearly as good as this I'd expect.

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    Re: Asus GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition launched

    Quote Originally Posted by MrJim View Post
    It's a bit odd putting such a cooler on a 3070. I would've thought such a high-performance cooling system would be better served on a 3080ti or 3090 (whose target market would probably be more accepting of the increased cost).
    I assume people in that bracket just go water cooled. That makes the card slimmer, not 5 slots wide. You can also use a bigger radiator so you have three Noctua fans sharing the cooling, for extra slow and quiet spinning.

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