PNY GTX580 Liquid Cooled Review

PNY GTX580 Liquid Cooled Review

The Witcher 2

When we tested The Witcher 2 on the Gigabyte GTX580 SOC we were fairly certain that we’d seen the highest average frame-rate that this generation of single GPUs could produce. Oh ye of little faith. The PNY spanks it fairly comprehensively and is capable of delivering a playable experience, even with everything on Ultra. The minimum frame-rate does take a fair hit now and again, but generally the game runs as smoothly as we’ve seen on anything except the mega-bucks Mars 2. 

Temperatures

Considering that the reference cooler on a GTX580 keeps the card around 80°C at stock and can head towards 90°C when heavily overclocked, the temperatures of the PNY are astoundingly good. A mighty overclock and very heavy loading still could only get it up to 51°C. Stunning.