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Just seen this in a few places and i thought i would post it here. In case someone missed it or hasn't seen it. Thanks





PNY Technologies, Inc. launches their all-in-one Liquid Cooled Graphics solution, now available to consumers nationwide. The new line of Liquid Cooled Graphics will debut with two options: the XLR8 Liquid Cooled GeForce GTX 580 and XLR8 Liquid Cooled GeForce GTX 580 with CPU Cooling.

PNY and Asetek, a leader in CPU thermal management, have combined forces to launch a high-end Liquid Cooled Graphics solution geared towards gaming enthusiasts. Consumers will receive a fully integrated XLR8 GeForce GTX liquid cooled graphics system, with a combination GPU/CPU cooling version available as well. Engineered with a closed loop system, and built with an Asetek sealed water cooler already attached, the PNY design offers consumers an out-of-the-box ready, simple to install and reliable product.

PNY Technologies, Inc. launches their all-in-one Liquid Cooled Graphics solution, now available to consumers nationwide. The new line of Liquid Cooled Graphics will debut with two options: the XLR8 Liquid Cooled GeForce GTX 580 and XLR8 Liquid Cooled GeForce GTX 580 with CPU Cooling.

PNY and Asetek, a leader in CPU thermal management, have combined forces to launch a high-end Liquid Cooled Graphics solution geared towards gaming enthusiasts. Consumers will receive a fully integrated XLR8 GeForce GTX liquid cooled graphics system, with a combination GPU/CPU cooling version available as well. Engineered with a closed loop system, and built with an Asetek sealed water cooler already attached, the PNY design offers consumers an out-of-the-box ready, simple to install and reliable product.

PNY's new Liquid Cooled Graphics system delivers significant benefits, with up to 30% cooler temperatures, 30% quieter acoustics and 10% faster performance than the standard reference designed NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 graphics card. With increased overclocking headroom versus air cooled, the liquid keeps overall temperature and noise levels low, while providing better performance for gamers. With a 30% reduction in temperature, PC parts are protected due to lower exposure to hot temperatures. Additionally, less noise is produced as fans aren't running at maximum speed to compensate for the heat. Lower acoustics means a quieter gaming environment for more intense concentration and the option for gamers to eliminate the use of headphones to mask noise levels. The overall advantage is extreme performance and higher frame rates without the heat.

"Designed to increase performance while reducing noise and temperature, PNY's Liquid Cooled Graphics offers the fastest factory-overclocked card currently on the market at 857 MHz," said Nicholas Mauro, senior marketing manager, PC components for PNY. "The simple all-in-one design offers a powerful, yet easy to install and cost-effective gaming solution that's backed by the PNY warranty. This highly anticipated graphics option will enable more enthusiast gamers to experience gaming in a whole new way."

The first 100 consumers to purchase from PNY.com will receive a special promotional launch bundle. With the purchase of a Liquid Cooled GTX 580 on PNY.com, consumers will receive over $100 worth of bonus PNY gear: a 16ft Active High Speed HDMI Mini to HDMI Cable, a custom-built PNY 8GB 'Liquid Cooled' USB Flash Drive, and a 'Liquid Cooled' logo T-shirt. This bundle is available for a limited time only and only on the website.

Prices (MSRP):

* XLR8 Liquid Cooled GTX 580: $579.99
* XLR8 Liquid Cooled GTX 580 with CPU Cooling: $649.99


Product specifications:

* 1536 MB of GDDR5 frame buffer memory
* 857 MHz core clock and 1714 MHz processor core clock
* 512 processor cores
* 202.18 GB/second memory bandwidth
* 384-bit memory interface
* A texture fill rate of 54.85 billion/second
* An effective memory data rate of 4212 MHz


PNY offers a 5-Year Warranty for the Liquid Cooled system. Users have a standard 3-year out of box warranty, extended to 5 years upon completion of product registration at PNY.com within 90 days of purchase. PNY also offers free 24-hour technical support.

Reviews
http://www.legitreviews.com/news/11281/


Limited Time Bundle
http://www3.pny.com/GTX-580-Liquid-C...P3015C470.aspx
Edited by KILLER_K - 8/16/11 at 10:11am
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I looked at the setup, CPU > GPU + 120mm Rad, and I laughed.....

What a complete joke.
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this a old repost
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this a old repost
Thread. I remember seeing an announcement about it, but not news of the release. Glad they have an option without the CPU block, that could actually be viable.

edit: I also want to see inside the cooler, for some reason they wrapped the ref cooler around the liquid all-in-one. Guessing a waterblock for the GPU and normal heatsinks for the VRMs and such, but still a cross-section kind of thing would be nice to see.
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Thread. I remember seeing an announcement about it, but not news of the release. Glad they have an option without the CPU block, that could actually be viable.
Thanks for reminding me to add the other picture.
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I looked at the setup, CPU > GPU + 120mm Rad, and I laughed.....

What a complete joke.
I have cooled an i7 920 @ 4.4ghz and a gtx 470 all off of a 120 rad,

sure it was a GTX120 with push-pull ultrakaze's but what ever...
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I'm confused about why there's a fan on a liquid-cooled graphics card. Maybe that's just a bad Photoshop mockup?

And doesn't PNY typically stick with reference designs running at stock clocks? I'm not sure watercooling is really required here, especially with a CPU on the loop as well.

Not that I'm against the idea. It just seems weird the way they're doing it.
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I have cooled an i7 920 @ 4.4ghz and a gtx 470 all off of a 120 rad,

sure it was a GTX120 with push-pull ultrakaze's but what ever...
I for some reason doubt that. Maybe one 120 for each, but I doubt you had anywhere near acceptable temps with that setup.
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I'm confused about why there's a fan on a liquid-cooled graphics card. Maybe that's just a bad Photoshop mockup?

And doesn't PNY typically stick with reference designs running at stock clocks? I'm not sure watercooling is really required here, especially with a CPU on the loop as well.

Not that I'm against the idea. It just seems weird the way they're doing it.
.you know the heat has to transfer somewhere right?
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