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  • VR Ready
  • DirectX 12 Ready
  • Great for 4K
  • Gamestream to NVIDIA SHIELD
  • Core Clock 1228 MHz (vs 1126 MHz Reference)
  • Boost Clock 1329 MHz (vs 1216 MHz Reference)
  • 2048 CUDA Cores
  • Full aluminum construction for ultimate heat dissipation, rigidity and performance. A Full Backplate is also included.
  • White LED lighting to enhance the gaming experience and upscale the system look and feel

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PNY GTX 980 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-E 3.0 OC XLR8 Pro Graphics Card

The GeForce GTX 980 OC is the world’s most advanced graphics card, powered by the new incredibly fast, power-efficient NVIDIA Maxwell architecture. With twice the performance of prior-generation cards* and exciting new gaming technologies, this innovative GPU provides an elite experience on virtual reality, HD, and ultra-resolution 4K displays.

Enjoy hyper-realistic real-time lighting with advanced NVIDIA Cone-Traced Global Illumination, as well as NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology for smooth, tear-free gaming. Plus, you get Super Resolution technology that delivers a 4K experience on a 1080p display.

The GTX 980 OC even delivers great gaming to go with NVIDIA GameStream technology that lets you stream PC games to NVIDIA SHIELD devices.


Advanced Performance

Double the performance of previous-generation cards* and powerful, efficient NVIDIA Maxwell architecture make the GeForce GTX 980 OC a truly impressive card. Plus, it features advanced sampling and Super Resolution technology that delivers 4K quality resolution – even on 1080p monitors.


Brilliant Graphics

The GeForce GTX 980 OC comes loaded with exclusive GeForce technologies that make games play brilliantly. These include features like Cone- Traced Global Illumination, which accelerates dynamic lighting for a truly immersive experience.


Smooth Gameplay

In addition to incredible performance and stunning graphics, the GeForce GTX 980 OC supports NVIDIA G-SYNC monitor technology. This breakthrough technology delivers super-smooth, tear-free, low-latency gaming.

Key Features

  • NVIDIA Super Resolution technology
  • NVIDIA GameWorks technology
  • NVIDIA GameStream technology
  • NVIDIA G-Sync -Ready
  • Microsoft DirectX 12
  • NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0
  • NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync
  • NVIDIA Surround technology
  • Support for four concurrent displays including: Dual-link DVI, HDMI, Three DisplayPort 1.2
  • NVIDIA SLI -Ready
  • NVIDIA CUDA technology
  • PCI Express 3.0 support
  • OpenGL 4.4 support
  • OpenCL support

System Requirements

  • PCI Express compliant motherboard with one dual-width x16 graphics slot
  • Two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors
  • Minimum 500W or greater system power supply (with a minimum 12V current rating of 42A)
  • 300 MB of available hard-disk space
  • 2GB system memory (4GB or higher recommended) Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista
  • DVD-ROM drive and Internet connection
  • DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort or VGA compatible monitor



Package Includes

  • GeForce GTX 980 OC graphics card
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • GeForce Experience DVD
  • One DVI-to-VGA adapter
  • One 6-pin PCIe to Molex Power Adapter

Learn more about the PNY Technologies, Inc. VCGGTX9804XPB-XP-OC

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Good solid product. 4/29/2016 8:15:33 AM

Pros: Quiet, affordable, well balanced card with good out of the box clock speeds and average temperatures.

Cons: Not reference card so impossible to water block.

Overall Review: I've owned this card for about a year now and have no major issues. Performance has been great. The cooler keeps the card at good temperatures for stock performance but I'm not sure would hold up if you try to push for more OC. My only issue is I bought this card with the intention of upgrading to SLI but with the card not being reference, and the only waterblock I have "seen" to fit this card being discontinued, it is safe to say I will not be running two of these together as the temperatures already reach as high as I would like them to go under full load. I take the blame for this mistake as I didn't research the product enough. However if you're interested in just using one card to handle ultra settings and 60 fps on any 1080p gaming then this is the card for you.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
1/18/2016 1:31:36 PM

Pros: Have had this card for almost 1 year now and love it. The card is quiet and extremely fast with my set up. I am going to buy another here in the next few months, no need for more than 1 card if you are using only one monitor. Easily installed.

Cons: This card is not as visually pleasing as some other cards out there as far as the looks of the card.

Overall Review: One note is that the card is designed for a right side install, my tower was a left side install so my card is inverted but have had zero problems.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Coil whine is so bad 10/8/2015 12:43:41 PM

Pros: The graphics are beautiful indeed.
Price was on point.

Cons: The coil whine almost kills the purchase. It's that bad.

Overall Review: I'd purchase a different card if I could go back in time. It's not worth saving 50ish bucks.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Do NOT buy for a Mac Pro 5,1 8/4/2015 8:23:09 AM

Pros: great specs, easy to install

Cons: requires a 2nd power cable, and you can't get to the different boot screens on Mac (CMD-R at restart, Diagnostics, etc) without sending it in to have it flashed for Mac, which is nearly another $200

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Cool 5/31/2015 4:32:48 PM

Pros: good looking card

Cons: needed to come with a single slot bracket like the 980 kingpin

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
solid product 5/23/2015 6:43:46 PM

Pros: great spec out of the box
very high quality materials
feels solid and supports itself well when installed
looks nice with the white led
great stock cooling
has some good overhead to work with on the clocks

Cons: none really just some minor things like..
lack of software suite specific to the manufacturer.
and inability to change the led color. that's it.

Overall Review: awesome product, even with the high factory clocks there is still room to raise them a bit further. the cooling solutions works well and is fairly quiet even at full blast. i wish i could get the clocks a little bit higher, but only because i am really close to the top 100 for x2 sli on firestrike. that said, can't complain about top130 score..

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
High Quality 980 5/17/2015 9:13:42 AM

Pros: I upgraded from two AMD 7970 cards for the purpose of gaming on a 1440p, G-Sync monitor. The previous cards were having trouble pushing max settings at 1440p. I knew these cards could do it and I took a chance with this PNY card because of a great sale and rebate combo. First impressions of the card were great. There is no plastic except on the fan blades and the whole card just screams quality. The heatsink shroud is solid aluminum and it has a metal backplate, but it is not too heavy to cause sag when installed. The aluminum casing means it subtly reflects my case lights, which has a nice effect. The white LEDs on the fans have a nice, professional glow and shine softly into the heatsink. The card has a considerable factory overclock. I have not pushed them further, but I know they can handle higher voltages and overclock, potentially pushing them into 980ti territory. The large, ball bearing fans are very quiet. At maxmium speed, they are quieter than my Enermax and Corsair case fans. You can obtain a lifetime warranty by registering these cards on PNY's website.

Cons: Not many cons to mention so far, as I've owned it less than a month. I have these cards in SLI setup and the top card reaches 80C with stock fan profile. This is well within safe ranges, but I needed to configure a custom fan profile to keep it in line with the bottom card temperature. It was protected well enough in the box, but it was not encased in a static-free bag. I'm used to storing all electronics in these bags, so it was a bit of a "shock" to see it missing. I hope the pun is appreciated.

Overall Review: These cards in SLI are great for anyone wanting to push maximum settings at 1440p or even 4K settings. One card should be enough for 1080p gaming. With an i7 4770k, 16gb of Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400mhz RAM, I was able to achieve 11k in Firestrike Extreme 3DMark benchmark. Normal Firestrike benchmark right around 19k. My previous 7970 in Crossfire only achieved about 11k in Normal, so the performance boost is considerable. I'm able to achieve max settings in GTA5, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Battlefield 4. Nvidia says on their website that two of these cards can achieve "Uber settings + Gameworks" in Witcher 3 at 1440p. The PNY logo does not light up. I wondered this when viewing the product photos.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Graphics Card 5/15/2015 12:02:41 PM

Pros: I got this a few weeks ago while on sale and it is an awesome card, I am running great games with no trouble at all.

Awesome look to this card. I love the backplate and all metal shroud that encloses it.

Even at full use I have never seen the temperature break 60C, no coil whine or fan noise to speak of.

Lifetime warranty when you register the card

Cons: Connectors are less than ideal, but in no means a deal breaker at all.

Overall Review: This card doesn't seem to be too popular in builds but if you get get it at the right price it is an amazing product.

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