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. 

Temperatures

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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Most Recent Comments

28-11-2011, 05:24:51

yassarikhan786
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

tinytomlogan
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

28-11-2011, 06:16:49

yassarikhan786
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post

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.
Ok. Thank you and great review as always .Quote

28-11-2011, 07:35:46

Lollipop
I can't see why people on the YT vid are saying this is useless? More surface area = better cooling = silence. I would love to get my hands on one of these if i had the money.Quote

28-11-2011, 08:13:31

dugdiamond
nice card - nice benches

but.....

some people are going to have a nightmare with this card

those who:



  • had a large cpu cooler (D14, etc) in the case (especially when in a mid-tower)

  • have another sealed-WC solution in their case



i have also noticed SLI - two, or more, of these in SLI !!! Hmmm? not going to work !!!Quote
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