PNY has released a new GTX 580 with bundled water cooling together with Asetek. The card comes in two models where one only cools the graphics card in a closed loop, while the second also has a water block for cooling the processor.
PNY has released two GTX 580 models, one built to only cool the graphics cards, while the second also has a water block for the processor in the same loop. Both versions are cooled by a single 120 mm radiator, which may be a bit small for a GTX 580, and on top of that a processor.
To solve this the graphics card is also cooled by traditional air cooling, which is why it looks a bit like the reference design on the outside. How well it works we don’t know, but PNY says that its solution will offer 30% lower temperature, 30% less noise and 10% better performance.
Those who wonder how water cooling can bring better performance should know the card comes overclocked from factory. The card comes with clock frequencies 857 MHz, 1714 MHz and 4212 MHz on GPU, Shader and GDDR5 memory. The reference design from NVIDIA ticks at 772 MHz, 1544 MHz, 4008 MHz on GPU, Shader and GDDR5 memory. The card has as usual 1.5 GB GDDR5 memory.
PNY XLR8 Liquid Cooled GTX 580 and PNY XLR8 Liquid Cooled GTX 580 with CPU Cooling will be available today. The first houndred to order the kit with CPU cooling on PNY’s website will also get a 8GB USB memory, 5 meter HDMI mini to HDMI cable and PNY T-Shirt with the logo ”Liquid Cooled”.