Friday, April 29th 2016

PNY Launches GeForce GTX 960 & 950 XLR8 OC Gaming Graphics Cards

PNY Technologies has today announced the launch of a new design to its XLR8 OC Gaming range, revamping the PNY GeForce GTX 960 and GTX 950 with a stunning fresh look to match its blazing speeds.

The new PNY GeForce GTX 960 XLR8 OC Gaming and GeForce GTX 950 XLR8 OC Gaming graphics cards are being released alongside PNY's new dedicated gaming website, where gamers can learn how to improve their gaming experience and deliver better results. You can visit the new site here: gaming.pny.eu
The new graphics cards contain a double fan system, for cool and quiet gaming sessions. While playing, its double fans will ensure the most efficient cooling possible. While resting, its auto silent mode will idle the spinning to ensure an optimal rest. The cards are made of high-quality 8-layer PCB (Printed Circuit Board) promising reliability and long-lasting products. With a three-year warranty, players can head into war with peace of mind.

PNY GeForce GTX 960 2 GB / 4 GB XLR8 OC GAMING
This is the most advanced GeForce GTX 960 from PNY, designed around Nvidia's killer GeForce GTX 960 GPU, for a perfectly balanced price/performance ratio. Its 100% custom cooled board enhances the gaming experience - whether players are participating in MOBA, FPS or even Top AAA titles, the PNY GeForce GTX 960 XLR8 OC GAMING will give you an advantage with its factory OC. Its optimised Silent mode is also perfectly designed for non-stop gaming sessions.
  • Base Clock : 1203 MHz (vs 1127)
  • Boost Clock : 1266 MHz (vs 1178)
  • Memory Clock (Gbps) : 7,2 GBps (vs 7 GBPs)
  • Memory Amount : 2 GB / 4 GB GDDR5
  • Outputs : 2x Dual-link DVI, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2
  • Power withdraw : 120 Watts
Prices start from:
  • RRP £174.90 for PNY GeForce GTX 960 2 GB
  • RRP £184.90 for PNY GeForce GTX 960 4 GB
PNY GeForce GTX 950 2 GB XLR8 OC GAMING
This GeForce GTX 950 carries PNY's latest hand-built design coupled with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 950-based graphics card. With dual spin, supporting an automatic silent mode, this custom board will technically rock your gaming field (the rest is up to you)! Designed especially to enhance your MOBA gaming experience, this will ensure minimum latency across the entire gameplay, so players can get their weapons and dive into the battle without having to worry about their machines.
  • Base Clock : 1152 MHz (vs 1026)
  • Boost Clock : 1342 MHz (vs 1190)
  • Memory Clock (Gbps) : 7,2 GBps (vs 7 GBPs)
  • Memory Amount : 2 GB GDDR5
  • Outputs : 2x Dual-link DVI, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2
  • Power withdraw : 65 Watts
Prices start from RRP £139.90
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11 Comments on PNY Launches GeForce GTX 960 & 950 XLR8 OC Gaming Graphics Cards

#1
natr0n
A quick glance looks like an msi card.
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#2
MrGenius
That...and wow! I thought PNY dropped out of the GC game like over a decade ago. My first card was a PNY GeForce 6600GT.
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#3
HumanSmoke
MrGenius said:
That...and wow! I thought PNY dropped out of the GC game like over a decade ago. My first card was a PNY GeForce 6600GT.
PNY are the primary OEM for Quadro and Tesla cards - Leadtek being the other supplier. Both use PC Partner (Sapphire, Zotac, Inno3D, and Manli's parent company, and manufacturer of AMD's reference cards) to manufacture the cards. Some PNY consumer cards are built by Palit hence their design similarity with those of Palit/Galax/Gainward
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#4
Prima.Vera
MSI looker like, but also very expensive, specially that in a couple of weeks will become 2nd hand cards...
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#5
MrGenius
Never knew that. I just can't remember the last time I saw a PNY GC. I even checked the reviews here to see if I was that far out of touch. Apparently not too much. PNY reviewed graphics cards on this site = 0.

Anyhow. I wasn't trying to say anything about PNY. I happen to think they make excellent products. Everything I've ever had from them I'd highly recommend. They ought to make more mainstream GCs(with their name on them). I'd buy 'em. I wouldn't buy these 2. Because they're laughably impotent. There needs to be a law against such pitiful cards. But I don't make the laws. I just feel sorry for the folks who end up wasting their money on low end cards. Since the vast majority think they're getting something better than what they get. All the hype like "even Top AAA titles". Bitch please. Neither of these will run an AAA title on even the lowest settings at double digit fps. AND THEY KNOW IT!

Haha! Just read the post above. @Prima.Vera...word! You know that's how it is.
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#6
HumanSmoke
MrGenius said:
Never knew that. I just can't remember the last time I saw a PNY GC.
Probably depends where you live. Some brands are fairly region specific - Colorful/Colorfire aren't seen much outside the Far East, PoV is Europe only AFAIK, Palit - even though it is the worlds largest graphics manufacturer- is almost absent in a lot of geographic distribution areas. If you are in the market for a Quadro or Tesla, the odds are much better that it will be a PNY due to having the lions share of the market. PNY has more than twice the number of pro cards listed on Newegg as it does consumer cards.
MrGenius said:
I even checked the reviews here to see if I was that far out of touch. Apparently not too much. PNY reviewed graphics cards on this site = 0.
That probably has more to do with the geographic distribution area where the cards are sold and the reviewers location more than anything else. Visiontek are a sizable AMD AIB yet I can't see a single one of their cards reviewed by TPU. Colorful is the second largest shipper of graphics cards in the world yet their reviews total three.
MrGenius said:
Anyhow. I wasn't trying to say anything about PNY. I happen to think they make excellent products. Everything I've ever had from them I'd highly recommend.
I've only ever owned PNY reference designs but my experiences have been good. The one GTX 580 I had of theirs had a stability issue when overclocked, but the company were exceptional in their RMA turnaround considering I'm 12,500 miles from the company service centre.
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#7
hojnikb
  • Power withdraw : 65 Watts
That should be without 6pin, correct ?
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#8
jabbadap
hojnikb said:
  • Power withdraw : 65 Watts
That should be without 6pin, correct ?
Nope, must be an error ... 95W tdp maybe. It has 6pin pcie power connector(by specs).
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#9
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Cristian_25H said:
a stunning fresh look to match its blazing speeds.
Checks picture....NOPE! Not fresh, and not stunning. In fact it looks like they decided to make a boring copy of an MSI Twin Frozr cooler (gen 2 or 3).

I have always thought PNY made great cards, but this just seems a tad on the late side. Oh, and it's NOT a "fresh look." :rolleyes:
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#10
R-T-B
rtwjunkie said:
Checks picture....NOPE! Not fresh, and not stunning. In fact it looks like they decided to make a boring copy of an MSI Twin Frozr cooler (gen 2 or 3).

I have always thought PNY made great cards, but this just seems a tad on the late side. Oh, and it's NOT a "fresh look." :rolleyes:
My old card I got on ebay for a great price was a PNY. It was a XLR8 GTX 780. I sold it here not too long ago, it was a decent card if not too original.
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#11
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
PNY Launches GeForce GTX Msi variants... renamed XLR8 OC Gaming Graphics Card

:D:laugh:
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