Asetek Demos Liquid Cooled PNY XLR8 GTX Prototype

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When it comes to enhancing PC performance, no tweak or mod is too small to consider. Asetek is well-known for their dabbling in liquid cooling, and the company announced earlier in the year that they would soon be releasing a CPU cooler. Now, they've assembled a video to showcase the liquid cooled PNY XLR8 GTX prototype, and it's looking mighty impressive. You may wonder if your GPU needs a cooler; if that's you, it probably doesn't. But if you're the kind of person who can't stop overclocking, well, you know you're already licking your chops. Have a look at the video if you're okay with a tease -- the latest still shows this on track for shipment "later this year" at an undisclosed price.


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rrplay replied on Sun, Apr 24 2011 6:09 AM

Hey hey ! looks like Asetek rocked this one ! that 25-30 degree drop is just huge !

the 7+++ dB drop is also awesome and would def be appreciated ! the loudesstt fan noise in my rig is the gpu fan ramping up &

going to be watching this one to see how it performs on other cards when it's out and how it performs compared to stock coolers on other cards.

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AKwyn replied on Sun, Apr 24 2011 6:43 AM

Well, it certainly looks amazing.

The good news is that I no longer have to worry about buying a water cooling kit. Just buy this and a Corsair H50 and I'll be all set.

 

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Inspector replied on Sun, Apr 24 2011 7:13 AM

Cool, next is a motherboard version of this... :D

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Like I said when the news of this model first broke out , can you imagine Quad Sli in A CASE?? Along with a Liquid cooled CPU?? Thats Five Radiators !! I wanna see that!!

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Emm... Liquid cooling. Closed circuit cooling for a GPU is interesting.

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Yeah that is awesome, I don't trust myself to do a custom loop. I was super excited when they came out with the closed loop systems that actually worked and it's even better they are adding them to gpu's! Great stuff.

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realneil replied on Sun, Apr 24 2011 8:26 PM

I can't get behind it. CPU's and GPU's are cooler than last year, and the year before that too.

As time goes on, they're getting a better handle on air cooling with video cards. My two newer GTX series cards hardly bust a sweat with the new coolers they have.

The same goes for CPU cooling. Sandy bridge CPU's run pretty cool and barely need aftermarket cooling unless you have them OC'd like the dickens. I have self contained water cooling right now, but I don't think it will be required too much in the future.

I'm not sure that water is even necessary on anything anymore.

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AKwyn replied on Sun, Apr 24 2011 10:12 PM

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As time goes on, they're getting a better handle on air cooling with video cards. My two newer GTX series cards hardly bust a sweat with the new coolers they have.

The same goes for CPU cooling. Sandy bridge CPU's run pretty cool and barely need aftermarket cooling unless you have them OC'd like the dickens. I have self contained water cooling right now, but I don't think it will be required too much in the future.

I'm not sure that water is even necessary on anything anymore.

I agree as well, the stock cooling can handle 4GHz just fine in maintainable levels and the GTX 580 cooler can handle stock clocks just fine but I feel like the urge to replace our cards with better cooling will come when the cards/CPU's become powerful. Powerful enough that we don't have to overclock it, that we can just keep our stock coolers on without worry.

But until that day comes, we'll be swapping out our CPU coolers to keep both our CPU's cool and to overclock it to the max so that we can feel faster in our multitasking lifestyle.

On another note. Water cooling will always remain an enthusiast area, due to high prices, slightly difficult setup routines and a requirement in some research (hey, you have to figure out which radiator works best for you and whether or not copper or silver is more thermally conductive). Sure these closed loop coolers are gaining popularity but they can't replace a radiator-based system.

 

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OSunday replied on Mon, Apr 25 2011 1:38 AM

I used to think of Corsair as top of the line in liquid cooling but Asetek has me impressed with this later benchmark, the only thing is I've heard that liquid cooling your graphics card (although making a big increase in performance when over-clocked) is impractical because of the difficulty and complexity of replacing attachments for new graphics cards as they come out unless you're willing to shell out a ton of cash with every new generation of graphics cards

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AKwyn replied on Mon, Apr 25 2011 4:00 AM

Asetek provides the majority of the components for the Corsair H50 by the way, seeing as how they also do OEM products as well as retail products.

 

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rrplay replied on Mon, Apr 25 2011 9:52 AM

check out this Corsair blog page of a H70 GTX 480 Yes

http://www.corsair.com/blog/using-a-hydro-series-h70-on-a-nvidia-geforce-gtx480/


definitely do=able & do-able now

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hahaha 34 degree difference??? Wow, that is the best card to test that on too. I remember legit reviews tried to fry an egg on it, didn't work but it did start to turn a little white.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1264/1/

I get what you guys are saying about the newer components running cooler with the stock solution but I still think better cooling air or water will just help the overall life of the component. I also like how liquid cooling lowers the noise coming from the computer.

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WKaye replied on Mon, Apr 25 2011 1:03 PM

I dont know much about liquid cooling...where's a site i can learn more about them.

so basically all i know is the liquid cooling keeps the hardware cold so it does not over heat. what i want to learn about is how to install it, tubing, which is better and stuff like that.

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LBowen replied on Tue, Apr 26 2011 4:48 AM

So the take home message is less noise, more power, and extended lifespan.  This is great for the overclocker, gaming enthusiasts and 3d design pros.  Very nice frames on the Unique Heaven benchmark, beastly performance throughout.

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