Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum & Inno3D GTX 460 Reviewed

By Julio Franco ยท 31 replies
Jul 12, 2010
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  1. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Review on "DH" ? Trolling on your first post ?
    A reference HD 5970 has a loaded power usage of 299w...How does a card with two 6 pin PCIe (75w apiece + 75w PCI-E slot for 225w maximum draw) pull 289w ?

    Here's a picture to illustrate...

    See how two (2) GTX 460's only draw around 60w more than a HD 5970 ?

    BTW: As far as I'm aware, Bit-tech, Techspot and Tweaktown are the only reviews up of the Palit Sonic Platinum card. I also note that the while all GTX 460 cards reviewed have considerable overclocking headroom, 850-875MHz core seems to be the usual stable range...and while a 30% overclock is pretty damn good (enough to beat up on a HD 5850 at 1920 resolution), 900MHz is likely to give a GTX 470 a run for it's money and would certainly beat a HD 5870 in some nvidia favoured titles (Call of Duty, Far Cry 2 etc.)
  2. Will the Palit 768 or 1g run on a 425w psu?
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Would likely depend on the quality/efficiency of the PSU, what other components are installed, USB peripherals and whether you plan to overclock. Personally I'd say a 425w PSU might be cutting it a bit close.
  4. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +67

    Nice reviews, now I find myself on looking at their credit options..
  5. SilverCider

    SilverCider TS Rookie Posts: 71

    Just bought one of the Palit Sonic 1GB and it downclocks to 50 MHz Core, 100 MHz Shaders and 135 MHz on the memory! Explains the low idle power and temps!
  6. Good review, but check the die size measurements - shouldn't 390mm be 39.0mm (size of the chip)?
  7. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,038

    Its "mm2"...

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