ASUS did not simply release a render of the new RTX 4080 Noctua graphics card for their press release; an actual prototype is now on display at the CES 2023 booth.
ASUS RTX 4080 Noctua, Source: HardwareLuxx/TechPowerUP
Members of the press were able to get a closer look at the new card, which confirmed that it is indeed the new RTX 40 GPU. The card appears to be identical to its RTX 30 predecessor, but it now employs the new 16-pin power connector, a feature previously reserved for NVIDIA Ada architecture.
Furthermore, the display connector layout is nonstandard, implying an extra HDMI port, a feature common on ASUS ROG Strix/TUF Gaming GPUs. This suggests that ASUS is reusing an existing PCB for this model.
Noctua has confirmed that the RTX 4080 will include two NF-A12x25 brown and beige fans. According to the company, the large diameter of the fans and custom made vapour chamber will ensure that the card remains the quietest RTX 4080 on the market, with typical temperatures not exceeding 61.7°C.
ASUS RTX 4080 Noctua, Source: TechPowerUP/Club386
As previously confirmed by ASUS, the card is a 4.3-slot design, which means that five PCIe slots will be used solely by this card. The release date and, more importantly, the price have yet to be confirmed.
Source: Club386, HardwareLuxx, TechPowerUP