PNY ha annunciato due nuove schede grafiche di classe NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 equipaggiate con un cooler a liquido (in gergo liquid-cooled, ndr): le nuove video card sono denominate dal produttore XLR8 Liquid Cooled GTX 580 with CPU Cooling e XLR8 Liquid Cooled GTX 580.
Come si intuisce dal nome commerciale, entrambe le schede sono dotate di un cooler a liquido, prodotto da Asetek nello specifico; tuttavia la prima, oltre al radiatore, al dissipatore e alla pompa idraulica, include anche un waterblock per la cpu del sistema a cui è connessa.
Le specifiche delle schede sono per il resto allineate: core, shader e RAM (1.5GB di G-DDR5) lavorano rispettivamente a 857MHz, 1714MHz e 1053MHz (o 4212MHz se si considera il valore effettivo della frequenza di clock), mentre l'interfaccia di collegamento tra chip grafico e RAM è a 384-bit.
Le schede sono dotate di due connettori di uscita DVI e di uno mini-HDMI; la XLR8 Liquid Cooled GTX 580 with CPU Cooling ha un MSRP pari a $649.99, mentre quello della XLR8 Liquid Cooled GTX 580 è pari a $579.99.
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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 PNY.com.
- XLR8 Liquid Cooled GTX 580: $579.99
- XLR8 Liquid Cooled GTX 580 with CPU Cooling: $649.99
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.
- 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
Source: PNY & Asetek Press Release
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