Summary: If you are the kind of user who simply wants to install a graphics card, install the drivers and start gaming without doing any further tweaking, then the Palit GeForce GTX 460 Sonic Platinum is definitely an excellent choice. Its massive out of the box overclock of 800 MHz core and 1000 MHz memory can result in a substantial performance improvement compared to the reference design which runs at 675 / 900 MHz (core/memory).
Pros: Better price/performance ratio than reference 1 GB card, Overclocked out of the box, Almost 20% higher clocks than reference design, Low power consumption, Native full-size HDMI output, Analog output, too, GDDR5 memory, 1 GB of memory, Support for DirectX 11, Support for NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround, Support for CUDA, PhysX and 3D Vision
Cons: Not as quiet as other GTX 460 cards, Maximum manual overclock similar to reference GTX 460 cards, 1 GB VRAM does not make a substantial difference over 768 MB, Fan blades break off easily, DirectX 11 relevance very limited at this time, Memory chips not cooled
Excerpt: The GTX 460 models are coming in thick and fast with the next one to go on the chopping block that is the TweakTown testbed being a version from Palit. This seems to be a new series from Palit. While we're familiar with the Sonic series which tend to revolve around the card being overclocked and the Super series letting us know the card would be carrying more memory, we're not too sure about the Sonic Platinum one that we're looking at today.