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PNY Announces Availability of its Flagship XLR8 GeForce 9800 GX2 1.0GB
Date: Tuesday March 18, 2008
Category: Video Cards
Manufacturer Link: xlr8gaming
Powers Extreme HD gaming and Provides a Complete, High Definition Entertainment Experience for the PC

PNY Announces Availability of its Flagship XLR8 GeForce 9800 GX2 1.0GB Graphics Card

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – March 18, 2008 – PNY Technologies®, Inc. today announced that its PNY XLR8™ GeForce® 9800 GX2 1.0GB PCI-e 2.0 graphics card is available now for purchase.  Based on the NVIDIA® GeForce 9 Series of GPUs, this graphics card combines the power of two GeForce® 9800 GPUs in a single graphics solution and 256 fast stream processors (128 per GPU).  This powerful graphics solution features 1024MB of GDDR3 frame buffer memory, a 600 MHz core clock and 1500 MHz shader clock.

For a limited time, customers can choose between two gaming bundles from  They can save $200 when they purchase the PNY XLR8 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1173 (PC2-9384) CAS 5 Dual Channel Memory Kit SLI-Ready with EPP and the XLR8 GeForce 9800 GX2 or they can save $200 when they purchase two XLR8 9800 GX2 Graphics Cards for an SLI experience like never before. PNY XLR8 gaming products allow users to optimize their PC and maximize the dynamic visual effects and high definition video for the latest DirectX® 10 games.

“The XLR8 GeForce 9800 GX2 1.0GB PCI-e 2.0 graphics card is the fastest and the only 1.0GB graphics card in our current lineup, exceeding expectations of PC gamers,” said Nicholas Mauro, senior marketing manager, PC components.  “The powerful dual-GPU engine enables smooth game play at extreme HD resolutions (up to 2560 X 1600) with all available in-game features turned on.  And, up to 50 percent faster than our previous flagship model, the GeForce 8800 Ultra, gamers will be blown away by scorching frame rates, true-to-life extreme HD gaming, and picture perfect Blu-ray and HD DVD movies.”

Additional features include:

·        NVIDIA® Unified Architecture dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs.

·        Full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.

·        Quad NVIDIA SLI® Technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing 4-way AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering), for the world’s fastest gaming solution under Windows Vista with solid, state-of-the-art drivers.

·        NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD Technology combines high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing to deliver unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.

·        NVIDIA HybridPower™ Technology lets gamers switch from the GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card to the motherboard GeForce GPU when running non-graphically intensive applications for a silent, low power PC experience.

The PNY XLR8 GeForce 9800 GX2 is available now from major retailers and e-tailers, including Fry’s, J&R Music,,, and for an MSRP of $549.99.  The company offers a five year warranty (three years standard with two-year upgrade upon completion of registration form on PNY Web site).  

PNY Technologies provides a comprehensive line of consumer graphics cards powered by cutting-edge, NVIDIA GeForce graphics technology, marketed under the XLR8™ and Vertoâ brands.  With multiple PCIe, AGP and PCI compatible cards, PNY’s broad product line provides an ideal graphics card solution for amateurs to enthusiasts.  PNY Technologies also offers hi-speed Verto memory upgrade modules.  For more information on product bundles, technical product support, FAQs and the latest up-to-date drivers, please visit PNY’s Web site at   For the enthusiast product info, bundles, tournaments and other special offers, please visit PNY’s new on-line gaming portal at

About PNY Technologies

Established in 1985, PNY Technologies® Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of memory upgrade modules, high capacity flash memory cards, USB flash drives, portable hard drives as well as consumer and professional workstation graphics cards.  The company’s photography, mobility, 3D gaming and business solutions are widely available from major retail, e-tail and wholesale outlets internationally.  Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., PNY maintains facilities in North America (Santa Clara and Orange County, Calif., Miami, Fla. and Parsippany, N.J.), Europe (Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom,) Asia (Taiwan and China) and Latin America.

The PNY logo is a registered trademark of PNY Technologies, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright © 2008 PNY Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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