Monday, April 25th 2011

Asetek Readies, Demonstrates Water Cooling Solution for GTX 580

Water-cooling solution brand Asetek, which is popular with the OEMs, demonstrated a prototype GPU water-cooling solution for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580. The prototype uses an off-the-shelf GTX 580 card branded by PNY (doesn't necessarily mean that Asetek is designing this for PNY). The cooler could be to be a pre-assembled GPU water block loop that replaces the aluminum channel heatsink in the reference NVIDIA cooler. The NVIDIA reference blower is retained to cool other components such as memory and VRM, probably at low speeds.

Asetek put its GTX 580 prototype to test, by overclocking the PNY GTX 580 Enthusiast Edition to 995 MHz core, 1846 MHz CUDA cores, and 1100 MHz (4.40 GHz effective) memory. At these speeds, the GPU was able to score 1285 points at average framerate of 51 FPS in Unigine Heaven 2.0 benchmark. Watch the video embedded after the break for details.

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30 Comments on Asetek Readies, Demonstrates Water Cooling Solution for GTX 580

#1
p3gaz_001
i really don't like this kind of cooling solution .....
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#2
asetek_stu
by: Arctucas
OK, but the question I am asking is; what are the default settings?

Renderer= DX11

Mode= 1920x1080 Fullscreen

Shaders= High

Textures= high trilinear

Anisotropy= 4x

Anti-Aliasing= 8x

Tessellation= Normal

I presume you saved the results or took a screenshot?

Thanks.
I have them somewhere and I will post a screenshot ASAP but I answered you specifically in teh quote above. =)
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#3
Arctucas
by: asetek_stu
I have them somewhere and I will post a screenshot ASAP but I answered you specifically in teh quote above. =)
Thank you.

I was wondering how my SLi GTX460 would compare to the GTX580 you used, so I wanted to be sure to use the same settings.
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#4
asetek_stu
Definitely report in, because I can try and push this card further if you beat me haha
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#5
Arctucas
by: asetek_stu
Definitely report in, because I can try and push this card further if you beat me haha
That is not going to happen with these cards, as I cannot overclock them.
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