Noctua will have sorted out the board's silent cooling and there will be performance enhancements by Asus. It is unclear when the boards will hit the market.
The GeForce RTX 40-series Noctua Edition graphics cards are based on the Ada Lovelace generation graphics processors and will use cooling systems developed by Noctua.
Asus seems set to offer GeForce RTX 4090 (GA102), GeForce RTX 4080 (GA103), and/or GeForce RTX 4070 Ti (GA104) boards with Noctua coolers.
The boards are popular because they provide a performance increase on reference cards and Noctua-designed coolers stayed quiet even under high load.
The downside is that they have arrived a bit late in the GeForce RTX 30-series 'Ampere' graphics processors lifecycle and are rumoured to be a bit pricey.