PALiT GTX 460 Sonic Platinum 1GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

 
 
 
PALiT GTX 460 Sonic Platinum 1GB GDDR5 Video Card rated Kickass by 3dGameMan.com

Video Review #1165 Summary

Sponsored by: Palit Microsystems
Review category: Video Cards
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The PALiT GTX 460 Sonic Platinum 1GB GDDR5 Video Card has a core speed of 800MHz, the Shader Clock is 1600MHz & the 1024MBs of GDDR5 256 bit memory is 4000MHz DDR. It comes with 336 CUDA cores, 56 texture units & 32 raster operators. The texture fillrate is 44.8 Gtexels/s, pixel fillrate is 25.6 GTexels/s & the memory bandwidth is 128GB/s. Without a doubt, this is the best bang-for-the-buck video card currently on the planet.


 

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Anonymous

man you hit the nail right on the head! great post

Anonymous

what software did u use to control the fan speed

Anonymous

hey can anyone pls tell me if gtx 460 supports nvidia's new fermi architecture

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It IS a Fermi card. The GXT 460 runs on the GF104 chipset - their newest one that is also on the 5xx series cards. It consumes less energy and puts out a lot less heat than the old GF100 chipset - the one found on the gtx 470 and 480.

So the answer to your question: yes.

Anonymous

Cool! I'm gonna buy it in tuesday! :) I love NVIDIA!

MrGreen
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Don't get this one, get EVGA's 1GB model for their warranty or MSI's HAWK 1GB model for extreme cooling!

Anonymous

MrGreen wrote:Don't get this one, get EVGA's 1GB model for their warranty or MSI's HAWK 1GB model for extreme cooling!
I dont know. I have two cards from Palit and both silent and cool. gf 9500 & gf9800green - wonderful! I had no problem!

So, i will choose Palit, sorry!

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It's your choice. They factory overclocked their cards so you have to pay more. You could pay less from a different company with the same cooler design.

Anonymous

MrGreen wrote:It's your choice. They factory overclocked their cards so you have to pay more. You could pay less from a different company with the same cooler design.

I'm not sure. In Russia Gygabite have higher price than Palit. And I dont like Gigabyte, becouse I had some problems with their products (I mean with videocards - very hot)

For example, in our shops:

GTX460 1024Mb Gigabyte GV-N460OC-1GI-----> Price 7 907 RUR

GTX460 1024Mb Palit Daytona Sonic --- Price 7 452 RUR

So, I can pay less now! :)

Anonymous

To be honest almost all GTX 460 models are somewhat disappointing due to their cooling. I bought a Gigabyte GTX 460 and yes it is silent as every one has been saying but that is ware it ends. The Power VRM runs on the hot side and most models are like that except this one has in retail a heatsinnk for the VRM but it isn't enough but better still than most. I hate kamikaze parts and that is what many of us have gotten, they run fest and the cores stay cool enough for most but slowly fail or quickly at high clocks. So I finally modded mine that being another heatink but on the other side of the vrm using a vintage AGP to PCI-e bridge cooler and some thermal pads. It runs cooler but still toasty even the exposed sections of the thermal pads are scolding hot.

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Not sure what you're talking about, both of my EVGA 460's run quite cool for how overclocked they are. It may just be EVGA's cooling, as they put the VRM heatsinks on their cards. Plus they're External Exhaust which is supposed to make them run a little bit hotter, but you keep the rest of your system cooler.

Anonymous

this is a joke is it?

Anonymous

Hey 3DGAMEMAN, I'm about to purchase a Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB OC Video Card, primarily because of how silent it is and how cool it runs. I was just wondering if this is a good choice, and what are the maximum possible over-clocks I can do with the Gigabyte version on core, memory and shader without raising the voltage? Stock clocks are at:

715MHz Core
900Mhz Memory
1430Mhz Shader

Maximum clocks without voltage charge?
Core?
Mem?
Shader?

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Well, I have no first had experience with the Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB OC Video Card, so I can't say for sure. Sorry bud.

Anonymous

Excellent review despite GPUz info being wrong as far as shader count. This is the card that I have had for about a month and a half and I love it. I downloaded the latest Nvidia Inspector and over volted it but it was too unstable in games. Folding@Home OC'd conditions were just fine and I could cook it with Furmark beyond 80C/100% fan and it would run fine. Go figure.. I am currently under volting it overclocked to 840 MHz and haven't found the bottom yet. I like the idea of being able to save some trons while overclocked. Nice!

Anonymous

I love your reviews. They really helped me out in the long run.

Anonymous

Don't get the PALIT. Go with The Gigabyte, or better yet, get an EVGA card,

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Anonymous,

It would be nice if you at least tell people why?

Why? Because Palit is a manufacturer and EVGA is a marketing company?

Why? Because Palit focus on Video card and Gigabyte focus is on motherboard?

haha...just messing. But please do tell us why.

Thanks

Anonymous

Hy Rob!
I'm stucked between the GIGABYTE OC version and this PALIT SONIC PLATINUM.
Could you please help me? Is the Palit cool and quiet? Is the palit's cooler a good quality one?

Thanks in adcance.

Anonymous

thx for this,i will show this to my brother,he wants to buy this card

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Palit just informed me that another GTX 460 is on the way for SLI testing :)

Anonymous

is a 1000 watts psu ok for palit gtx 460 sonic platinum sli?

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Anony,

I think that should be good unless you are running a generic brand 1000w. Some generic brand PSU with 1000w can have false info and run less than 1000w.

Thanks

Anonymous

performance is exceptional put this on an eclipse board with 6 or 8 gigs of skill and could run without wrapping it around a pole.

MrGreen
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From anywhere that sells one. EVGA sells them for $10 and there are plenty of sellers on Ebay.

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Where would you get the sli bridge?

Hedgehogs will take over the world. You just wait...

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Where would you get the sli bridge?

Anonymous

Hello Rodney, you very positive, smiling man, nice to look at your reviews, big thanks from Russia for your work. It's rly nice product, not so bad as GF100 chip, but have very interest, exclusive technologies by nvidia, also i get this card, becouse nv have good drivers support in linux, not so bad as ATI. So it's my chose.

Anonymous

Hello Rodney, you very positive, smiling man, nice to look at your reviews, big thanks from Russia for your work. It's rly nice product, not so bad as GF100 chip, but have very interest, exclusive technologies by nvidia, also i get this card, becouse nv have good drivers support in linux, not so bad as ATI. So it's my chose.

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I might try this card for my next bild

AFR – Alternate Frame Rendering/Annualized Failure Rate!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternate_Frame_Rendering

Anonymous

I probably would've gotten this card if I didn't get the HD5850 a month before.

Anonymous

Does it support 3 monitors on the single card since it has the additional vga port

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No it doesn't, I already asked this question.

Anonymous

Does it support 3 monitors on the single card since it has the additional vga port

Anonymous

Rodney, you need to start doing fps readings on battle field bad company 2, im pretty sure that game uses the most resources to date.

fizzylumi
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jepp, thats right ;)

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i think crysis warhead is.

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Anonymous wrote:Please test the card with the new BIOS:

http://guru3d.com/news/palit-geforce-gtx-460-sonic-could-have-issues-/

All manufacturers should do this.
I did edit my old Sapphire Radeon 4870X2 bios my self.
I canged the target temp, default fan speed and fan response time (75C,40%,1s), and the card became tolerable.. :) I also installed extra fans for cooling the case. At 4.00GHz with my core i7 920, the card performed wery well, 24778 3DMARK06 points LOL :O)

Anonymous

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256064

This is my power supply, can I hook this thing up to it? If not, what adapters do I need

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Your PSU comes with 3 x 6-Pin, 1 x 6+2-Pin. You only need 2 of those 3 x 6-pins for the card itself and this card also comes with an extra 6-pin to Molex adapter. Most ATI cards use the 1 x 6+2-Pin, basically the same with two extra ground wires.

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Anonymous

Just found this on neweggg.com for 200$ with free shipping and I live in canada, this is PERFECT!

Anonymous

i want this so bad but i hav no money =)

Anonymous

By the way... As I saw on Newegg pictures, MSI's GTX460 1GB Cyclone version does not have a VRM heatsink and runs pretty cool.For those who really want that heatsink, stop QQing and get the Gigabyte GTX460 1GB version, which has plenty of cooling features. Until next time, take care.

Anonymous

LOL That was one KISS ASS Review

Anonymous

I'm confused, 224 unified shaders but 336 processing cores, I thought they were both the same? My gtx 275 has 240 unified shaders, which I believe are cores. What's going on here?

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I just got word from Palit and they will be sending another GTX 460 for SLI testing.

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Now that's 100% KickAss!

MrGreen
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Huzzah!

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WOW, I'm really seriously thinking about selling my 5770 and getting this card....

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