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PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 980 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card VCGGTX9804XPB-CG

100% Positive Reviews

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Pros: PNY, warranty, overclocks great, looks sleek and clean,

Cons: having 6 pin power connectors limits overclocking, needs a 8 and 6 pin power phase

Upgraded to this PNY GTX 980 from a GTX 970, this is a reference gpu but it overclocks great. I have never owned a reference graphics card that overclocks as good as this one.
I can run max settings in games and can even crank up more settings in nvidia control panel. I'm running 2 29" ultra wide screen monitors with this gpu.
I have overclocked it with it's stock bios and running stock voltage, I have been able to reach 1533mhz boost and 2000mhz vram with no problems, runs very stable in games and benchmarks and stress testing.
If they would have given this gpu a larger power phase I feel it could reach 1600mhz easy.
here are benchmark scores at both stock core clock and overclocked core clocks.

stock


overclocked




here are the settings using msi afterburner for reaching 1533mhz


and here is a valid gpu-z run of the overclock


I was able to run very high settings in all my games, here are the settings I was able to use, this one is crysis2.



I was able to reach 1585mhz overclocking but at least 3 out of 5 games the graphics driver would TDR,
this is not the fault of the gpu itself but a fault of not being able to up the core voltage more.
EDIT: I raised the voltage slider in Afterburner to +40 and the 1585mhz core clock does not TDR in the 3 games, my goof up there.

I have always owned PNY graphics card due to the lifetime warranty they offer, although I have never had to use the warranty as the product has never failed on me.
I still have 2 GTX 580's and 2 GTX 680's in my parts closet.
I did however buy a Gigabyte GTX 970 when the 900 series was released but only because all the 900 series cards were selling out faster than they could be manufactured.
when I got this one I had to wait 2 weeks as they were out of stock
I am very happy now that I am back with a PNY graphics card as I know it will give me years of trouble free performance.
you will have to create a fan profile using msi afterburner as this card will get warm due to it's reference cooler, or you can get the PNY factory overclocked GTX 980 which has a great 2 fan cooler,
a friend of mine has that model.
PNY just makes great products and I have seen they don't get as much notice as the other brands, so trust me PNY is a good brand, I have their ssd's, memory, etc and never any problems.
I only wish they made motherboards.
PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 980 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card VCGGTX9804XPB-CG
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PNY NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/3DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card

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BindingPersonal Computers
BrandPNY
EAN0751492577685
FeatureBus Type: PCI Express 3.0 x16 Graphics Engine: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Memory: 4 GB - GDDR5 The world's most advanced graphics card, powered by NVIDIA Maxwell architecture, for an elite experience on virtual reality, HD, and ultra-resolution 4K Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Base Clock Speed: 1126 MHz Boost Clock Speed: 1216 MHz Memory Speed: 7000 MHz (Effective) CUDA Cores: 2048 Bus Type: PCI-Express 3.0 16x GPU Architecture: NVIDIA Maxwell TDP: 145W Connectors: Dual-Link DVI x1, HDMI 2.0 x1, DisplayPort 1.2 x3 Max Resolution: 4096 x 2160 (Digital), Support 4x Display Monitors NVIDIA Dynamic Super Resolution Technology, Maxwell architecture, G-SYNC technology and GameStream technology Supported In the Box: GeForce GTX 980 graphics card, Quick Installation Guide, GeForce Experience DVD, One DVI-to-VGA adapter, One 6-pin PCIe to Molex Power Adapter
LabelPNY
ManufacturerPNY
ModelVCGGTX9804XPB-CG
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PublisherPNY
StudioPNY
TitlePNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 980 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card VCGGTX9804XPB-CG
UPC751492577685
WarrantyLimited warranty; limited lifetime warranty with product registration
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Item Height2.75 inches
Item Length12.75 inches
Item Width6.5 inches
Package Height2.8 inches
Package Length12.5 inches
Package Weight3.2 pounds
Package Width6.4 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberVCGGTX9804XPB-CG
ProductGroupPersonal Computer
ProductTypeNameVIDEO_CARD
UPCList - UPCListElement751492577685
Item Weight3.1 pounds
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