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The Bigman
03-18-06, 04:43 PM
Ive used PNY in the ti4 days, the fx days and i switched to BFG for awhile know but can get a deal on the PNY.

How is the PNY cards today and how do they fare with BFG XFX OR ASUS?

Just curious cuz of the price tag is 50 bucks different from the BFG and XFX.

keith33
03-18-06, 04:47 PM
In the 6 series and 7800s PNY was crap or about as crappy as one can get with reference design. The PNY 7900s have a really low failure rate and seem to be working on everyone's computers (eVGA can't say that lol). I wouldn't see any harm in going with them except for the fact that their warranty SUCKS. Eventhough the eVGA cards aren't working right off the bat (the SC versions), they're doing everything possible to make sure they do work. PNY sort of leaves you out to dry and will come up with any reason possible to void the warranty. If you plan on ditching the card in 6 months, PNY probably isn't that bad of an idea. Never heard good things about their warranty though.

The Bigman
03-18-06, 06:31 PM
Thats the impression i got. nice chick in the avitar. Im probably going to get another BFG7800GTX for SLI instead.l im sure 2 bfg7800GTX SLI is faster than 1 7900GTX.

Digital_Trans
03-18-06, 07:43 PM
Ive used PNY in the ti4 days, the fx days and i switched to BFG for awhile know but can get a deal on the PNY.

How is the PNY cards today and how do they fare with BFG XFX OR ASUS?

Just curious cuz of the price tag is 50 bucks different from the BFG and XFX.


BFG Rocks! I've had to RMA them a view times in the past. I can't stand PNY Hardware or their K-Mart Warranty. MY BFG 7900 GTX OC is running solid.

OWA
03-18-06, 07:47 PM
A lot of people don't like PNY but I've never had any issues with them and a lot of my cards before the 7800 series were PNY. The last one I had was a PNY 6800 Ultra and it was great. I think BFG and eVGA are probably preferred by most though.

weeds
03-18-06, 10:51 PM
Ive never had any problems with the pny boards Ive owned.
BTW: here are a few in stock at an excellant price.

http://newsite.pagecomputers.com/store/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=Video+Cards+%26+Adapter s&category%5Fname=33g33c200s2205&product%5Fid=1020752

SLippe
03-18-06, 11:03 PM
Only PNY board I owned was my Ti4400 and it was a solid performing card! I think BFG and eVGA have the best warranty coverage and like OWA said, those two are probably preferred the most.

eva2000
03-19-06, 12:41 AM
Thats the impression i got. nice chick in the avitar. Im probably going to get another BFG7800GTX for SLI instead.l im sure 2 bfg7800GTX SLI is faster than 1 7900GTX.
sure are 2x BFG 7800GTX stock hsf SLI = 15,216 3Dmark05 easy http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=842391#post842391 :D

didn't know PNY had such bad warranty until reading this as the PNY 7900GTX OC looked pretty good from nibitor with 675mhz core + 50mhz delta for the bios

Digital_Trans
03-19-06, 01:53 AM
Thats the impression i got. nice chick in the avitar. Im probably going to get another BFG7800GTX for SLI instead.l im sure 2 bfg7800GTX SLI is faster than 1 7900GTX.

In the past, I've owned and used two BFG 7800 GTX OC 512MB in SLI-mode.
Now, that I upgraded to just the one BFG 7900 GTX OC 512, I can't tell the difference at all in games like BF2 or Call of Duty 2. I will however be upgrading to the second BFG 7900 GTX OC when the cards are back in stock. Plus, I'll water cool both of them to keep the temps really low while I overclock even higher.

Mavke
03-20-06, 01:01 PM
If you are looking for a good overclocker go for the PNY Verto 7900 GT Limited Edition... It runs at 1.45V instead of 1.4V standard and can be overclocked to 725-745MHz. :)

Mr_LoL
03-20-06, 01:40 PM
I plan on getting one of these as soon as they are available at dabs.co. Its 70 pounds cheaper than everything else.

eva2000
03-20-06, 04:08 PM
If you are looking for a good overclocker go for the PNY Verto 7900 GT Limited Edition... It runs at 1.45V instead of 1.4V standard and can be overclocked to 725-745MHz. :)
you mean PNY 7900GTX Limited edition not 7900GT ?

hemmy
03-20-06, 05:15 PM
They dont have such a "bad warranty"

3 years, not lifetime, but the standard

Take a lil more time for RMAs though

Tygerwoody
03-20-06, 05:17 PM
Pny Is Absolutely Garbage!!!!! Please Do Not Buy A Pny Card!!!!!!!

hemmy
03-20-06, 05:19 PM
Pny Is Absolutely Garbage!!!!! Please Do Not Buy A Pny Card!!!!!!!

WOW, what an ignorant statement. They make fine cards

Tygerwoody
03-20-06, 05:19 PM
They dont have such a "bad warranty"

3 years, not lifetime, but the standard

Take a lil more time for RMAs though
No... PNY has the worst warranty of any company I have ever seen(for ALL of their products). All of thier products are made cheaply and should not be trusted. This is a warning. I think this is the 10th time I have told people to stay away from PNY. While they have "cheaper" cards, there is a reason. STAY AWAY FROM PNY!!!

hemmy
03-20-06, 05:28 PM
Give me proof. They are the only company to manufacture NVIDIA professional cards, which come with a lifetime warranty

Their desktop GPUs come with equivlant warranties of Sapphire(ATI), MSI, Gigabyte

None of those companies are flamed. And all of this i say is from actual experience not reading crap on a message board

I am including Ti, FX, 6, and 7 series in this

alias_3
03-20-06, 07:37 PM
To me if your going to overclock and change cooling system etc buy the cheapest one possible.

SH0DAN
03-21-06, 02:32 AM
Pny Is Absolutely Garbage!!!!! Please Do Not Buy A Pny Card!!!!!!!


I bought two PNY TI4400's the day of release,at a cost of 479.99 CDN at my local EB here in Ottawa Canada.Both of the fans on both cards died early on (within the first year of ownership,card 1:3 months,card 2:7 months in) PNY took forever and a day to RMA them back to me,and when they did do it (two plus months later from the day I sent them off by UPS using overnight service,on top of me having to spend near 17 bucks each for shipping,yes thats right,they insisted I send each card back seperatly in the original box,with not a copy,but the original receipt !!!!!),I did not get my cards back in the end,but instead,recieved 'equivalent replacements'.Lets just say that what they sent me was not at all close to satisfactory...to say the least... :thumbdwn: The moral of the story is you get what you pay for...


EDIT: that was 479.00 each ! $

|MaguS|
03-21-06, 02:40 AM
I will stand by PNY Video Cards. I loved my 6800GT when I had it. It was a great OCer and never gave me an issue... now Biostar is a ****ty company...

Toss3
03-21-06, 07:31 AM
No... PNY has the worst warranty of any company I have ever seen(for ALL of their products). All of thier products are made cheaply and should not be trusted. This is a warning. I think this is the 10th time I have told people to stay away from PNY. While they have "cheaper" cards, there is a reason. STAY AWAY FROM PNY!!!
Yeah I'm with this guy! The core on my pny verto 6800gt broke without any reason at all and I couldn't rma it(well I had it watercooled, but I'm 100% sure it wasn't my fault!)! :( So I'd stay away from their cards; just to be on the safe side.

Carbon Unit
03-22-06, 08:01 PM
I had a PNY 6800 GT that died on me about 6 weeks ago, it was still under warranty but PNY would not let me RMA it because they claim I didnt fill out the warrenty card and send it to them...I think thats ilegal IMO but thats fine I wont be a return customer so its money they wont be getting from me in the future

snowmanwithahat
03-22-06, 10:07 PM
yeh, i have to say i could care less about huge brand names, i've had a great time with PNY, i've had a 5200 and a 5900 ultra from them, and to this day the 5200 still works fine, the 5900 ultra was also great, but on the same note, my 6800 GT from Albatron is great, and you don't see them as a huge force in the market, basically the only difference between vendors is wether it's overclocked from the factory and the warranty, most use reference design and the same components

SigmaOrionis
03-23-06, 01:00 AM
I personally would not purchase from PNY. I just like the peace of mind I get from having EVGA or BFG warranty. This time around I'm giving XFX a try.

I know BFG is great. When I RMAd a card to them they didn't ask any questions other than for the serial number of the card. Had my new one back in about 10 Days.