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PNY Launches GeForce Liquid Cooled Graphics Cards

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Posted August 16, 2011 by Kevin in News

Parsippany, NJ – August 16, 2011 – 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.

“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

· 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 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 PNY.com 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 PNY.com.  For more information on
the complete line of products that PNY has to offer, visit
www.PNY.com.  For the gaming enthusiast, visit PNY’s on-line gaming portal at
to participate in forums, special offers, contests and tournaments taking place now! 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.

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