PNY GTX580 Liquid Cooled Review

The Witcher 2 - Temperatures

PNY GTX580 Liquid Cooled Review

The Witcher 2

When we tested The Witcher 2 on the Gigabyte GTX580 SOC we were fairly certain that we'd seen the highest average frame-rate that this generation of single GPUs could produce. Oh ye of little faith. The PNY spanks it fairly comprehensively and is capable of delivering a playable experience, even with everything on Ultra. The minimum frame-rate does take a fair hit now and again, but generally the game runs as smoothly as we've seen on anything except the mega-bucks Mars 2. 


Considering that the reference cooler on a GTX580 keeps the card around 80°C at stock and can head towards 90°C when heavily overclocked, the temperatures of the PNY are astoundingly good. A mighty overclock and very heavy loading still could only get it up to 51°C. Stunning.


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28-11-2011, 05:02:07


Today we look at a rather unique take on an alternate cooling option for the GTX580 from PNY.

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28-11-2011, 05:24:51

Some really great temperatures, but from what I've read on other sources, the fan does not sufficiently cool the other parts of the card. Did you encounter this problem?Quote

28-11-2011, 06:11:39

It does get warm, but not beyond any recomended levels. The card fan does stay on a lower speed because the GPU core is so cool.Quote

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