PNY GTX580 Liquid Cooled Review

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The packaging for the PNY is very cool indeed. Black with gold lettering always looks classy and PNY have resisted the urge to emblazon the box with a swathe of logos and the like, but rather focussed on what the PNY Liquid Cooled does differently to the rest. Which, as you'll see in a second, is almost everything.

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The packaging is very solid as befits looking after a sealed loop. This is something you definitely don't want to open the box to discover the postman has been less than kind to it.

Such is the nature of the modification that if we'd have fiddled in Photoshop to remove the pipes out the top of the card, it would seem entirely reference.

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Of course it isn't at all a reference design. It's difficult not to be both amazed by the way in which PNY have affixed the liquid part of the card, but also not furrow your brow in wonderment at seeing something so .. different.

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With the standard DVI and mini-HDMI outputs, and utilising the same 8+6 PCIe power input as the normal card, the PNY sticks rigidly to the formula we're all used to. It just looks so strange. If we'd only seen a photo or two and not actually have it in our sweaty mitts then we'd be convinced it was an April Fool photoshop job.

PNY GTX580 Liquid Cooled Review     PNY GTX580 Liquid Cooled Review

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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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