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Performance Summary: In all of our benchmarks, the PNY XLR8 8800 GTX OC performed well, cranking out high scores throughout. The core, shader and memory factory overclocks the XLR8 feature gave it an undisputed edge over the vanilla 8800 GTX and allowed it to outpace the more expensive 8800 Ultra in several benchmarks. Overall, the PNY XLR8 8800 GTX OC's out-of-the-box performance is excellent and was only rivaled by the significantly more expensive 8800 Ultra in our tests.

PNY's decision to produce a relatively 'cheap' factory overclocked GeForce 8800 GTX was a good one in our opinion. The XLR8 8800 GTX OC performs very well right out of the box and it's one of the cheapest factory overclocked 8800 GTXs currently available. Although it doesn't have the highest factory overclock you can currently get on a 8800 GTX, the XLR8 gets pretty close and is highly competative, especially when you consider its price. Our unit also has some headroom left to spare, as we found out in our overclocking tests and it was able to achieve a final overclock that was just a tad faster than an 8800 Ultra.

Overall, we really liked the PNY XLR8 8800 GTX OC. The XLR8 offers near 8800 Ultra performance while managing to be one of the cheaper 8800 GTXs around. Despite its somewhat spartan bundle which lacks the usual free game or application, it isn't missing any essentials and everything you need to hook it up and get fragging is included in the box. If you're in the market for top-end performance but you can't quite stomach the 8800 Ultra's top-end price tag, check out the PNY XLR8 8800 GTX OC for a no frills, all thrills alternative.

  • Excellent Performance
  • DirectX 10 Support
  • SLI Support
  • Relatively Good Price Compared to Other GTXs
  • Massive Size
  • Requires A Beefy Power Supply

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