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PNY XLR8 GeForce 8800 GT 512MB PCIe SLI-Ready Graphics Card VCG88512GXPB


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  • Video card with 512 MB of 256-bit memory
  • Full support for Microsoft DirectX 10.0 Shader Model 4.0
  • PCI Express 2.0 support
  • NVIDIA SLI Technology allows two graphics cards to run simultaneously
  • Dual Link DVI for high resolution monitors (up to 2560x1600)

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Technical Details

  • Minimum RAM: 512

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 11 x 9.5 inches ; 1.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000XD1JJK
  • Item model number: VCG88512GXPB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 29, 2007

Product Description

Product Description

8800GT 512MB,VCG88512GXPB,PCI Express 2.0 (backwards compatible with PCI Express),1500 MHz Shader Clock,600 MHzCore Clock,1800 MHz (effective)Memory Frequency.Features 112 stream processors and an impressive 256-bit frame-buffer for amplified graphics processing power, Loaded with GeForce 8 Series features for richer game environments and ultra fast frame rates when image options are maximized, NVIDIA SLI¿-Ready technology enables up to 2x the performance , PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture supports a future-proofing bridge to the most bandwidth-hungry games and applications,Second generation NVIDIA PureVideo® HD engine delivers outstanding Blu-ray and HD DVD movie quality with drastically reduced power consumption

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The PNY XLR8 8800GT 512 MB Graphics Card offers the ideal combination of power, performance, and price. It offers full Microsoft DirectX 10 support for unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.This SLI-ready card also features GeForce 8 Series architecture, 112 stream processors, and a 256-bit frame buffer for awesome DirectX 10 gameplay at ultra fast frame rates. It offers 512 MB of 256-bit memory with a 57.6 GB-per-second memory bandwidth. It includes DVI+DVI+HDTV/S-Video outputs.

The card Other features include NVIDIA unified architecture that delivers up to twice the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs; GigaThread Technology, a massively multi-threaded architecture that supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs; and PCI Express 2.0 Support, designed to run perfectly with the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture. PCI Express 2.0 products are fully backwards compatible with existing PCI Express motherboards for the broadest support.

NVIDIA SLI technology delivers up to twice the performance of a single graphics card configuration for unequaled gaming experiences by allowing two cards to run in parallel. This must-have feature for performance dramatically scales performance on today’s hottest games. Lightning-fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges, while 128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range (HDR) offers twice the precision of prior generations for incredibly realistic lighting effects. Blazing fast dual 400 MHz RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rates--up to 2048x1536@85Hz, while dual-link DVI support drives the industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600 and with support for High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Built for Microsoft Windows Vista utilizing NVIDIA’s fourth-generation GPU architecture gives users the best possible experience with the Windows Aero 3D graphical user interface.

Customer Reviews

This card is amazing.
Amazon Customer
Grid, Call of duty modern warfare, everything with all the options maxed out (on a 1280x1024) work smoothly.
xlayn
This is by far the best bang for your buck in Video Cards today!
Skipp2Maloo

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By T on February 11, 2008
The 8800GT series of graphics cards are well-known for being a great price/performance buy, so I'll just say a few words about the PNY version in particular.

Pros: This is the 512MB version of the card, which does squeeze out a bit more speed and also makes it more future-proof. I believe it has a 3 year parts+labor warranty, plus 2 years parts only which is fair (but not topnotch).

Cons: Most important, it runs EXTREMELY hot. In my case it idles at 65 Celcius and reaches about 95 Celcius at load. Although these chips are designed to handle a lot of heat, I must imagine that this will lower the life expectancy of the card in general. Part of the issue with the heat problem is that many of the 8800GT cards that use the nVidia reference design have a fault in the firmware that causes the fan to run only at 29% and it does not ramp up as temperature increases. This can be overcome with a program such as Rivatuner, but I was disappointed that PNY didn't release a fixed firmware for a known issue. The card also comes with somewhat limited accessories (HDTV breakout box, 2 DVI-VGA adapters, molex to PCI-E adapter, manual).
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Stop Googling Me on January 8, 2008
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I ordered this card back in early December and got it the day after X-Mas. Let me tell you, this card ROCKS! Bioshock, HL2:Ep2, Portal, Guitar Hero 3 are all running at 1920x1080 in all their smooth glory. (I have my PC hooked up to my 52" LCD tv.)

The only drawback is that it makes my computer run 10 degrees hotter, and I'm worried that it's going to make my power supply die out. OH YEAH... and this thing is REALLY long. So, make sure that your case can hold the thing. I had to move a couple of cables around to make this card fit in my micro atx case.

Otherwise, I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend this card. If you wait, you will find it direct from Amazon at $249. There's no sense in paying $500 for the other 8800 models; you might as well just buy a PS3!!!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By B. Oberts on December 3, 2007
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I pick this up as a upgrade from my nvidia 6800 and all I can say is wow. I know I am upgrading from two chip generations ago but it is still amazing the level of visuals. I have a Pentium 4 3.0GHz and 3 gigs of ram and this just pushed my system over the edge. Bioshock at max res and max settings, The Orange Box Maxed. I have not tried Crysis but there is not a game in my catalog that this card does not make amazing. Team Fortress II on max and getting over 30fps is great. I did not know what I was missing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 10, 2008
This card is amazing. Of course I went from a 7300GS to this, so there really isn't a comparison when going from a low end card. One warning to potential buyers. Make sure you have adequate cooling for this card. You will see through numerous reviews that this card runs very hot. Mine actually elevated my Case temperature high enough to set off CPU overheating alerts. I had to revamp my case cooling to accomodate this card. After that though, everything works flawlessly. Just makesure you have a case with ample cooling capablilty. Grid Racing looks amazing!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MVD_2080 on April 9, 2008
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First, some background to set the stage. I am very fortunate in that I working in an R&D lab that has cutting edge computer equipment. My office workstation is a dual quad-core Intel box with two Dell 2407 monitors driven by a nVidia Quadro FX 4600. Using glxgears with both monitors at 1920 x 1200, I have a fps of 22,000 ... the Quadro FX 4600 is an awesome beast. I cannot be expected to come home and work on a machine much slower than the one that I have in the office, but my pockets are not as deep. My home machine is a dual Opteron 285 box with a Samsung 245BW and a Dell 2007WFP. I bought a nVidia Quadro FX 1500, which is a nice card, but my glxgears fps were around 15,000 and videos (wmv and flv) would often pixelate.

The 8800 GT has received rave reviews and with the moderate price, I thought that I would give it a try. I also purchased a Danger Den water block for the card since my home system is water cooled. The GPU temperature prior to the water block installation was 76 C in a room with ambient temperatures of 17.4 C. With the water block, the temperature decreased to 34 C.

The 8800 GT has impressed me. The screen colors are more vivid and sharp. My glxgear fps increased to 17,000 and changing desktops is a mere snap now. More importantly, flv movies look great!

Pros: sharp and vivid screen colors, very fast video response, single slot card with cooler, attractive appearance, great nVidia linux drivers.

Cons: I cannot think of a single con. I wish that the card was a little faster, but then when are we ever really satisfied?

Recommendation: If you want a great performer at a good price, then you definitely want to consider this card.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Thomas M. Taylor on December 5, 2007
I was looking for a new video card to run UT3. I have a dual core AMD 2.5 w/2 gig of ram.

Just speaking of price, there is a 256mb version, a 512 version and then one with more memory than 512mb. The card that has more than 512mb sells for arounf 400 dollars right now,, and that is a little too much for my taste.. It is a video card, not a computer system.

Install was very easy, please read the complete instructions and not just the quick install, the quick install instructions leave out the need to plug the card into 2 dc power sources from your computer powersupply.

Over all, UT3 is ran at full detail, no lags or anything. Thank you PNY for this card.
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