MSI has released the HydroGen OC Variant of the Geforce GTX 580 which comes pre-equipped with a full-coverage water block which will make the card run at much lower temperatures as compared to the Air-Cooled Heatsinks. A Full Coverage Water Block is used on the card similar to the one used on the MSI’s GTX 480 HydroGen card. Its a GeForce GTX 580 that is factory overclocked and has swapped the air cooler with an all-copper, micro-channel design water block ready to be connected to a liquid cooling system.
It uses a full copper base and composite metal top to proved better cooling to the GPU Core and VRM Area. The card also features a Factory Overclock but being water-cooled it means that the real job is left to us.
Claimed to run up to 24 degrees (Celsius) cooler than reference models, the N580GTX HydroGen/OC has 512 CUDA Cores, GPU/shader clocks of 823/1645 MHz (772/1544 MHz stock), a 384-bit memory interface, and 1536MB of GDDR5 VRAM set to 4276 MHz (4008 MHz).
MSI’s card includes 3-way SLI support, requires extra power via two (one 6-pin and one 8-pin) PCIe connectors, provides dual-DVI and HDMI outputs, and is currently found priced in Europe at €563.