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PNY XLR8 VCG98GTEE5XEB GeForce 9800 GT EE 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

  • GeForce 9800 GT
  • 512MB GDDR3
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Scott G.
  • 3/22/2010 6:26:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Good value - if the fan worked.

Cons: Fan made loud clicking sound on arrival. Sounds like same problem with its sister-card. Requesting RMA
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  • Derrick W.
  • 3/15/2010 11:05:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsCheap Price, Top Performance

Pros: Picked up one of these as a temp replacement to my GTX295 while it was being RMA'd. This card was a wonderful replacement. It handled every game I own, maybe not at top detail, but medium-high on everything. It performed on par with normal 9800GT's which was surprising since its a Low Power model. Ran very cool, overclocked very high, and was very stable.

Cons: I had to take it back for a refund, I now miss this little beauty of a card. Wish I could have kept it.

Other Thoughts: I did not get this card at newegg. However I figured I would let everyone know that this is a wonderful cheaper alternative to a higher end GPU, it performed very well for the price.

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  • William G.
  • 3/10/2010 9:56:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBetter late then never...

Pros: This is in relation to a different version of this card.
I purchased the
PNY VCG88GTSXPB GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
worked great for just over 2 years.

Cons: ...shortly there after I had a random reboot problem that I tracked back to the video card. This took me 2 months to figure out... due to the fact that the card has error codes that you have to catch on the card and then look up online. I was dismayed by this but hoped I was inside what I thought was a 3 year warranty.

Other Thoughts: I called PNY to ask for a replacement because I assumed I had a 3 year warranty but was told that because I failed to register online I only had the one year warranty. I was also told that the series had been discontinued and so I could not be given an equivalent cart. I don't believe that since it would seem that newegg still stocks the same line. I wasn't expecting the same card per say but the "gentlemen" on the phone was completely uninterested in helping me and gave the impression that he hoped I was just hang up and go away. I paid $350 dollars for that card and they were willing to strand me with none at all do to a clerical err on my part, though I think they would have used the same reason to deny me anyway. PNY has lost a customer for life and I make sure to tell others of my experience with them. I ended up with a 350 dollar paperweight.

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  • Roy O.
  • 11/20/2009 7:19:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat upgrade for Gateway 700GR

Pros: This PNY Energy Efficient video card is a perfect upgrade replacement for my Gateway 700GR. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x86-32Bit on this machine and the card install was a breeze (I did first download latest drivers from nVidia site). This PC has its stock 300w power supply still ... and it's handling this card just fine.

Cons: Only the low fan speed others have mentioned. Just as a precausion, I downloaded the EVGA tool as was suggested in these reviews, and set the fan on the card to run near 60% speed.

Other Thoughts: I highly recommend this card as an upgrade to an older machine with a stock power supply. In my case, my Gateway 700GR would not restart after going into hibernation for a few hours. Turned out it was the stock ATI video card. Upgrading to this PNY card totally resolved this issue ... plus now I have screaming graphics compared to what I had before.

Great card!

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  • Lew W.
  • 11/18/2009 2:07:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsgreat card

Pros: One of the best cards I've ever owned. Doesn't require any additional cables to the power supply with low power consumption. Games run at maximum settings with no drop in FPS. I was even able to run the card flawlessly on a 300w power supply. The card isn't nearly as big as the newer cards either. Price and performance is great.

Cons: The card can get hot.

Other Thoughts: Heat was a problem at first before I noticed that the stock fan speed was set to 40%. Nothing that EVGA Precision couldn't fix. After adjusting the fan speeds, the card is now 40c on idle, 60-65c on full load. Also make sure to register your card with PNY as soon as you install it.

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  • John B.
  • 11/12/2009 10:08:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIf only...

Pros: I live 4 blocks from the warehouse they ship out of? This card gave me the excuse I needed to build the new mid-high end system I've been craving? Good card, little on the hot side for the performance it gives. Excellent upgrade for someone moving up from an integrated video chip or an old (6000/7000 nvidia series and earlier) card. The heat is negligible, a micro-atx case with only a PSU fan for cooling will keep this card well within good operating temps (if you don't try to OC it, if you are thinking of oc'ing this just throw it against a wall the end result is the same(a worthless heap of plastic and metal) but it saves you time and effort). This card will play most newer games but at low settings(ie no AAxAnything) and at lower to mid range res(ie 1440x900). Also any other graphics card that does not use a 6 pin connector is just as "EE" as this card, in fact with all the heat lose in this card I'm wonder just exactly how "EE" this card exactly is..(not a pro no more space bellow)

Cons: The RMA department is on the other side of the country :/. Tried replacing my MSI OC 8500 256 GT with this and the gains in terms of real world performance ranged from somewhat noticeable to negligible. With the lowered pricing on the "new" old generation cards you're better off biting the bullet and spending the extra 40-70 $ on an ATI 4870/Nvidia 260 if your system/PSU will allow it. This card is not really worth its hundred dollar price tag this goes double since the main target of this card seems to be the people who have pre-built Dell/HP/Gateway(do they still exist?)micro-atx systems and small PSUs(sub 400 watts).There are plenty of other cards out there in the sub-hundred price range that give the same performance and use just as little power (it's nearly impossible for a card drawing power through pci slot to use enough power to affect a system w/ a 350+ watt PSU, unless of course you have tons of other du-dads and drives).

Other Thoughts: Tried playing WoW with it, on the same settings I used with the 8500, and on average it only gave me an extra 2-3 FPS gain. Also the card was running during peak load about 10 degrees warmer than the factory oc'd 8500. However, what this small increase in performance stems from is most likely caused by my system. I am currently running an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200 cpu on a HP Motherboard with PC2-4300 memory. Needless to say things get a little bottlenecked when running some of the newer games. Having discovered that a new mid-low range video card will not give my system the performance increase and ability to play the newer games I have returned the 9600 and am now speccing and building a new computer with a high end video card. So if you have a system akin to mine and are thinking this card(if upgrading from a 8000 series) will enable you to play the more modern games, think again. Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and shell out some cash in order to enjoy your toys. :/

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  • Alexandre L.
  • 11/7/2009 10:12:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Wonderful card

Cons: Heat - Heat - Heat

Other Thoughts: the heat is a major con for me , i've read somewhere else that a VGA cooler might be the solution for me .
but here is the problem , i have no idea what type of cooler to choose,
since its a smaller model than the regular 9800gt card.
well you know , i am a bit confused

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  • Michael H.
  • 11/5/2009 10:31:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: - Short Length
- Low Power
- Actually benchmarks slightly faster than a stock 9800gt acording to reviews online.

Cons: - PNY set the fan to run at under 40% by default and so I had to use fan control software to crank it up over 50%. Still reasonably quiet though.

Other Thoughts: Just barely fits in my Lian Li PC-Q07 case which makes this the fastest card that I could find that would fit in it. Seems to work fine under Windows 7 64 bit and runs cool enough after increasing the fan speed.

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  • Eric S.
  • 11/4/2009 7:45:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Replaced an aged 6800 -- wanted the same 256 bit interface but didn't want to pay tons for an older Dell 8400 computer with 350W power supply. I was afraid that a standard 9800 256 bit would draw too much power until I saw this 9800 EE card and other reviewers with low power were using it.

Great choice ... the card installed like a dream meaning I didn't do a thing but plug it in and turn it on (had all the required drivers from the 6800).

I now have DVI to my LG 22" monitor -- great color depth.

Cons: My card did not come with svideo as some have said.

Other Thoughts: Says on the box PNY gives a 5 year warranty ... not bad.

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  • Jonathan Y.
  • 11/4/2009 6:35:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Quiet, fast, low power consumption

Cons: large card

Other Thoughts: This is a great card at a great price. I am a WOW player and I can now run the game at high or ultra settings if I like. I haven't even heard the card run at all yet, so that is very impressive.

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