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PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) DirectX 11 VCGGTX480XPB 1536MB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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  • 1536MB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 700 MHz
  • 2 x DVI 1 x mini HDMI
  • 480 CUDA Cores
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16

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Next-generation gaming has arrived. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 gives your games an adrenaline shot with the world’s fastest performance and futuristic, visually-stunning graphics. Experience heart-pounding, cinematic visuals on your favorite games with the combined power of DirectX 11, CUDA, and NVIDIA PhysX technologies. And expand your visual real estate across three HD displays in jaw-dropping stereoscopic 3D for the ultimate in immersive gaming. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480: pure adrenaline meets visual bliss.

One year warranty will be extended for the lifetime of the original purchaser upon completion of product registration. Products can be registered on PNY’s website at

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime
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  • Denis P.
  • 11/20/2012 11:15:04 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLast time i ever buy from pny

Pros: NONE!

Cons: Video Card Broke 6 months after they stopped manufacturing it. Since it had a lifetime warrenty, Meaning the time that its out on the Market, it Broke.... What a waist of my money. IM NEVER BUY From this company ever AGAIN. Worst company in GPU History!!!! Even Scored the Lowest in 2012 gpu company reviews....

Other Thoughts: Do Not Buy From them. I would write a lot more because of how angry i feel.

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  • David T.
  • 6/28/2010 1:58:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great!

Pros: Plugged into my Dell 630i. I had to get a converter power cable so it would work with my 750watt power supply. Got it to accelerate Premiere Pro CS5 using the Mercury Playback Engine with a little hack in an Adobe file.

Cons: Nothing to report.

Other Thoughts: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 will officially support the GTX 480 soon. I'm hoping to see more speed improvements then.

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  • Haget Y.
  • 6/24/2010 10:35:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis Card Rocks!!!!!

Pros: Fast Shipping (got it the next day! good job Newegg!!) Superb performance and fps. Very fast and powerful!!!! This card is not noisy and hot as everyone states. My card runs cool (cooler master HAF922 3x200mm fans). I tried an ATI 5830 and it started to artifact!!! Returned it and upgraded to this MONSTER. Loving it!!! The best Card period! Got free 8 gb flash drive, and 5 free movies. Lifetime warranty too! PNY is solid. Windows Experience Index is 7.9! (got it for $479)

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: Get it. Can overclock just like any other brand 480 gtx. Don't bother getting those other high priced overclocked 480 gtx cards, the standard cards can easily be overclocked as well.

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  • Andrew G.
  • 6/19/2010 5:02:43 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSweeeet

Pros: Runs Fallout 3, Left4Dead 2, Mass Effect 2 and Just Cause 2 cranked, at frame rates comfortably over 30FPS.

Cons: You'll need a high wattage power supply, this GPU is very power hungry.

Other Thoughts: This is a large card. My case is pretty big and it barely fit! You'll need around 10.5"~11" of space.

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5 out of 5 eggsPNY GTX 480

Pros: Runs every single game smoothly; Dirt 2, Bioshock 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Crysis, FSX, etc ....

Cons: My GPU Temp runs at 39 C at idle ... I don't why you guys who are reviewing this card are saying it runs too Hot !!! if you have a good adequate cooling system in your case, you won't have any overheating issues!

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  • Nathan H.
  • 5/6/2010 9:23:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Handles all my games maxed out at 1920x1200. I am running Crysis with highest settings and 4xaa, and it plays great. I could not be more happy with this card. It was a huge upgrade from a GTX260.

Cons: I can hear it while playing, but it is not much louder than my GTX260

Other Thoughts: My card seems to be running quite cool. Mine idles at about 50c and playing MW2 it gets to 77c. While running Crysis or the Heaven 2.0 benchmark it gets to around 83c. I also have this GTX 480 crammed into a micro atx case.

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  • Chau D.
  • 5/3/2010 12:11:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsNice card but overpriced

Pros: Nice performance
Good looking

Cons: Overpriced for its power
quite big
Too hot when handling games (even not demanding games)
Why do you even need 32xAA when your card cant even handle it?

Other Thoughts: My specs:
core i7 930
6 GB ram drr3

Powerful but still shows weakness over crysis, crysis warhead, napoleon total war, and metro 2033.

I have to run the game as 1280x1024 in metro 2033 while every thing else is maxed out, and the frame rate during fightfire is about 20-40. Sometimes it is quite annoying when a big explosion brings it down to 10 fps and slowly goes back up to 30-40. It makes me never want to use a grenade in metro 2033. During big fightfire in crysis with 1600x1200 and enthusiastic setting, frame rates drop terribly. Fortunately, I am not a big fan of anti-ailasing so it helps a bit. In highest res, you dont need AA anyway.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/23/2010 10:46:45 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsBest Card

Pros: I have maxed out everythign possible in every game i have. No slow downs, awesome graphics.

Cons: I ran in to a crash isuue with Left for dead 2 the passing, and some screwy graphics.

Other Thoughts: I recently RMA'd my PNY 9800 GX2, i was surprised when i opened the box and found thtey had replaced it with a GTX 295 card. PNY has my service for life now. That was one hell of an upgrade.

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  • Eniko S.
  • 4/22/2010 9:28:16 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGTX 480 = Supreme Single GPU Solution

Pros: Very strong single GPU solution
Amazing in SLI and Tri SLI
Better performance in newer games than other GPU's
Nvidia driver and software support
Lifetime warranty from PNY

Cons: Very power hungry
Gets very hot, but still safe to use

Biggest con is on behalf of PNY. The back of the board has a missing surface mount chip which means the card will not work at all. I compared it to my other two GTX 480's and they all have the chip there.

Other Thoughts: Perhaps add a backplate to prevent things like this?

Newegg RMA process is amazing

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/16/2010 7:42:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDon't let the brand fool you! Excellent card!

Pros: Can play Battlefield Bad Company 2 maxed out 32x AA with no issues! I upgraded from a GTX 275 SLI configuration to this single GTX 480.

Don't let the brand fool you,

1. The card is the exact same card you receive from the other distributors, EVGA/Asus/MSI/Zotac/etc, etc, etc. The stickers are the only difference between buying PNY or another brand.
2. PNY offers a Lifetime Warranty if you register your card within 90 days of purchase. This is 60 days longer than EVGA gives you to register the card.
3. This card comes packaged in a nice, padded container.
4. PNY gives you 5 free HD movie downloads via a peel off sticker on the outside of the box.
5. This card works with the MSI Afterburner 1.6.0 Beta 4 software, so just because you buy this brand doesn't mean you can't get fan/overclocking control software. The Afterburner software is free and has more features than EVGA Precision software anyways.

Card idles at ~47c and ~75c during Bad Company 2.

Cons: The card does run hot, but with proper case cooling, it's not an issue. This card's not producing more heat than my GTX 275 SLI setup was. Nvidia says the critial temp is 120c, so 75c while playing Bad Company 2 is nothing.

The card is extremely difficult to obtain because of its demand.

Other Thoughts: I've had a EVGA 7800GT, EVGA 8800GTX, EVGA/BFG GTX 275 SLI. As you can tell I've had a lot of EVGA products. This is really my first time completely moving away from EVGA being part of my graphics setup. I'd say I'm very happy with my decision.

I've already contacted PNY once since owning this card because I had issues registering the card on their website. They promptly responded and told me a issue with their registration system required me to put a "P" in front of the serial number to register it. So if you have a problem, try that to resolve your issue. It worked for me.

The little spot on the card where distributors are putting their name, this card just has a blank spot, not sure if I just received a card that they forgot to put a sticker on or what, but honestly, who cares, the card is not seen after you install it in your case unless you have a see through window.

Recommend having a PSU with a dedicated 12v rail that's capable of 42amps. I'd use nothing less.

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