For decades the graphic card manufacturers have been collaborating with cooling equipment manufacturers. Now, ASUS is doing the same, too, through its partnership with EK water block manufacturer to launch custom GeForce RTX graphics cards with pre-installed blocks.
As per the recent EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission) filing, ASUS might have partnered up with a different company, Noctua, to work on a new project. Noctua is known for its beige/brown cooling solutions and might be developing a cooler for an upcoming GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card from ASUS.
The model name ‘RTX3070-8G-NOCTUA’ indicates that the new card will feature Noctua’s cooling technology; it is not clear whether it will utilize an air-cooled or water-cooled system or, more importantly, whether it will be a brown colored card.
The above pictures are examples of cards modded or designed in the 3D program only. This is the kind of design users will expect when they see the “Noctua” branding on the card’s packaging.