Liquid Cooled Graphics Cards Have Arrived!

Posted by Marc Ziccardi on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 @ 09:00 AM

PNY Launches GeForce Liquid Cooled Graphics Cards

PNY 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.

These cards are 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.  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 will receive a special promotional launch bundle.  With the purchase of a Liquid Cooled GTX 580 on, 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

XLR8 Liquid Cooled GTX 580

  • MSRP: $579.99

XLR8 Liquid Cooled GTX 580 with CPU Cooling

  • MSRP: $649.99

Product specifications:

  • 1536MB 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’s latest graphics card comes equipped with the following features:

  • Microsoft® DirectX 11 Support
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready
  • NVIDIA CUDA Technology - with CUDA C/C++, DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL Support
  • NVIDIA PhysX Technology
  • NVIDIA SLI®-Ready
  • NVIDIA PureVideo® HD Technology
  • PCI Express 2.0 Support
  • Two Dual Link DVI-I Connectors
  • One HDMI Mini Connector
  • Dual Link HDCP-Capable
  • OpenGL 4.1 Support

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 within 90 days of purchase.  PNY also offers free 24-hour technical support.

The PNY Liquid Cooled Graphics is available for purchase at select e-tailers, retailers, and  Gamers can also check out compLexity Gaming – one of the world’s most prolific gaming organizations.  PNY now holds the distinct honor of being the “Official Video Card and PC Memory Sponsor" of Complexity Gaming. 

PNY Liquid Cooled GTX 580

Topics: graphics cards, Gaming, Graphics, XLR8 Gaming, NVIDIA, Announcements, GeForce

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