Review: Asus RTX 3070 Noctua OC


The last word:

A collector card?

We already knew that the NVIDIA RTX 3070 graphics card is certainly one of the best choices for 1440p. This model also offers perfect cooling and noise reduction. Of course, we are dealing with an unusual graphics card with its 4 slot thickness. Let’s not forget that the RTX 3070 does not support SLI, so is this really a flaw? Yes, and only yes, if you are looking for the most compact configuration possible. What we also particularly liked was the boldness of Asus. First of all by keeping the colour code of the Austrian brand. Now some will love it, others will hate it, but it will leave no one indifferent. The other major advantage of this card is to shake up the series we already know. Each brand has its own series that are repeated from one generation to the next without really changing the design. With this RTX 3070 Noctua OC, Asus has delivered!

Now, yes, the asking price is high – and even higher with the shortage we are currently experiencing. It is unfortunately sold out everywhere except on Amazon where we found two units available for a price of 1248 euros. If you have been lucky enough to acquire one, keep it well as it is likely to be a collector’s item in the years to come.

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Asus RTX 3070 Noctua OC

We liked :

  • Asus and Noctua, a winning combo!
  • The perfect card to enjoy 1440p
  • The excellent cooling system
  • A card that is quickly forgotten in terms of noise pollution
  • The possibility to change fans if you feel like it
  • The audacity of Asus to keep the Noctua colour code
  • The same performance as the top of the range Turing, the RTX 2080 Ti
  • A well-designed power supply with quality components
  • Very good overclocking potential
  • GDDR6 memory is still flexible when overclocking
  • The presence of two BIOSes

We would have liked :

  • Better availability
  • Prices that return to normal in 2022, fingers crossed..

There is no doubt about it, this Asus RTX 3070 Noctua OC is our first favourite of 2022. Our first wish is that this collaboration will continue in the coming months. This cooling system offers excellent performance and, above all, low noise levels. Since Asus has already trusted the Austrian brand for the cooling of its AIOs, there is no doubt that we will hear more about this collaboration in the future, for our great pleasure.