Reviews and Problems with Palit GeForce GTX 260 Sonic 216 SP
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Value for money 8
Palit GeForce GTX 260 Sonic 216SP
17 February 2009
Conclusion: Benchmark Reviews begins each conclusion with a short summary for each of the areas we rate. The first is presentation, which takes product packaging into consideration to the extent that it provides adequate packing material and consumer information for an informed purchase. Video cards, while not an item many would consider to be pulled off of store shelves without research, actually do have several units sold sans review-research.
Pros: Outstanding AA/AF performance from demanding games, 896 GDDR3 448-bit 1100MHz video frame buffer, 625 MHz GPU and 1348 MHz Shader processing power, Parallel Compute ability for CUDA applications and GPU physics, Ultra-efficient 55nm GT200 B1 processor, Second-best single-GPU performance - occasionally matches original GTX 280, Double-precision floating-point support, 216 Compute-capable processing cores, HDMI Audio and Video supported for HDCP output, Proprietary ther...
Summary: Palit's custom designed GTX 260 Sonic can deliver easily when it comes to performance. Being overclocked out of the box it already has a healthy advantage over the reference design GTX 260 216 shader cards. If you are planning to beat the GeForce GTX 280 - no problem. Just overclock the card a bit more, which is easy since there is plenty of overclocking headroom left.
Pros: Overclocked out of the box, Great performance, close to GTX 280, Additional overclocking possible, Dual fan cooler, Support for CUDA / PhysX, Red PCB
Cons: Fan acoustics not improved, Voltage controller does not allow software control, Clock frequencies not reduced in idle