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Palit GeForce GTX 460 1GB Sonic Platinum Review - Rivaling the GTX 470

Author: Ryan Shrout
Manufacturer: Palit
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Testing Methodology and System Setup

GPU-Z shows our Palit card running at 800 MHz core, 1000 MHz memory and 1600 MHz shader speeds 




We have looked at a few other GTX 460 cards but this is easily the highest clocked model we have tested yet.  The Galaxy GTX 460 1GB SC model was running at 700 MHz core speed and 1400 MHz shader speed - obviously we expect this Palit model to take home basically all of our performance benchmarks.  For our comparisons we will be looking at how the Palit Sonic Platinum model compares to the reference GTX 460 as well as the GeForce GTX 470 - I think you'll be surprised how that turns out.  Finally, we have included the Radeon HD 5830 in the mix as it continues to be the most appropriately priced competition from AMD.                   
Should be interesting!  Here is the test setup for our review: 

  • Testing Configuration
  • ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution X58 + nForce 200
  • Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.33 GHz
  • 3 x 2GB Corsair DDR3-1333 MHz
  • Intel X25-M G2 160GB SSD
  • PC Power and Cooling 1200w Turbo Cool PSU
  • NVIDIA Driver version: 258.96
  • ATI Driver version: 10.6 + CrossFire X update

Let's get to the benchmarks!! 

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