( 4.7 Average / 3 Ratings )
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PNY out did themselves this time. I was very nervous about this Graphics Card, mainly being that PNY is usually at the budget side of the market, but I pleased to say that I was surprised by the overall performance of this Graphics Card. No matter what load I throw at it it seems to keep relatively cool to its reference (founder's edition) counterpart. It looks great when its turned off with its beautiful red and black appearance, but where it shines is when it's running, and shine it does. That's mainly due to the 3 fans responsible for cooling this beast also happen to be Red LED. So overall PNY killed it. So let's get to the draw backs. Good news there's only a couple. The first one being, it kind of sucks that the other big players in the game (being MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte, etc.) have additional software to take your Graphics Card to the next level, but with the budget end of things you're kind of expected to use another manufacturer's software..... just thinks its strange. The final thing is nit picky.... i wished the stickers on the 3 LED Fans wore a bit better centered, because they're just a smidge off center creating the appearance that the fans may spin out of control, but that's a minor issue. All in All I'd say PNY provided a fantastic product for the price you pay.
A pure beats of a graphics card.
It doesnt feel as premium as my previous 980ti Matrix but it runs pretty quiet, reached 2018 on the core clock at default settings and never reached above 74C.
It also offers nice red LED from its fans that adds to my color scheme.
While it doesnt affect performance, PNY has no OCing software of its own so you cannot us presets like some other manufacturers have for OCing.
Long. Heavy. Cumbersome. Still a steal in my book.
Got this one cheaper than any other 1080 on the market at the time and it works almost as well as the best ones. And it helps that even though its oc, you can tweak that to even higher after you get it.
The only precautions you NEED to take when ordering this is making sure you have enough space on your mobo and in your case as well. We are talking almost 13" long and around 2" wide. As such with the dimensions, it is quite heavy and therefore prone to sagging and bending without proper support. Which it doesn't come with btw. So go buy some support clips or a pipe cut to size as a stand/prop for this guy, you'll need it. And for god's sake make sure your mobo has space/isn't a micro ATX like mine. While it is possible to ignore it, this GPU can be right in front of things you gotta connect to from the case. So be careful again with space management. If you do these things and remain vigilant then buying this won't be a problem.
Other than that I am happy and having an amazing time with my computer thanks to this GPU.