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Asetek chills GTX 580

by Navin Maini on 26 April 2011, 17:01

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Asetek has been busying itself working on a liquid cooling solution - with a twist - for the GTX 580.

 

 

Asetek's contraption appears to breathe life into several components of NVIDIA's reference GTX 580 cooler, and delivers an almost-hybrid liquid cooling system, believed to be a factory-fitted mod con for an upcoming PNY GTX 580 SKU.

 

 

With this seemingly self-contained solution, liquid cooling goes to work on the GPU while traditional air cooling, is dealt out the task of cooling other PCB components - such as the VRM and memory.

 

 

Overclocking performance being where it's at, 955MHz on the core and 4,400MHz effective on the memory was achieved, with a claimed temperature advantage of roughly 25°C to 30°C - and up to 7dB quieter - compared to reference air cooling running at full pelt.



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annoying that they dont' actually stick a microphone next to the thing while the test is going on. No way do I believe that that was at 35 dbA.
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annoying that they dont' actually stick a microphone next to the thing while the test is going on. No way do I believe that that was at 35 dbA.

- The noise testing is in an Anechoic chamber that has a floor (lowest possible level) of 19 dBa

- 35dBa is the measurement of the fan on the hex and the gpu fan combined. No other system noise is measured simply because that is an uncontrolled variable.

- To isolate these two fans, we simply attach DC power supplies to each fan and run them at the same RPMs as they were spinning during testing.

- Lastly, we don't use the reading from the motherboard to determine fan speed as it could be inconsistent. We use a laser tachometer gun to measure the fan speeds.

Let me know if you have any more questions =) :rockon: