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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MrGreen
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You wouldn't have a spare one on you, would you? .____.

MrGreen
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Look's like I'll have to buy one. Will this once work?

 http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=401-MB-0013-01&family=Accessories%20-%20Hardware&sw=

Oh, hey, when is the review going to be up?

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Yes, you would, if your motherboard didn't include one. And really any NVIDIA SLI bridge connector will do.

Anonymous

Why are the graphics and all always located at the bottom of the video card? they put the graphics on for show but then when you install it you never get to see it again until the say u switch it for another one

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Maybe because if you try to blow air from the top to the bottom the hot air might go up again and it wouldn't dissipate the heat well.

3dGameMan
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Well, they could have a nice heatspreader/plate on the other side, and some higher-end, more expensive video cards actually do. This would add cost to the video card though, so won't make sense for mid-range video card products.

Anonymous

The cool graphics are on the cooler itself. If they put a plastic graphic on the other side as well, the card would get hotter.

MrGreen
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Um..... no. PALiTis the company, GTX 460 is the card, Sonic means overclocked, Platinum means superclocked (like EVGA with their SC, SSC, and FTW models), it has 1GB of GDDR5 Memory, and it's a Video Card.

They're just describing it.

Anonymous

I think they're making the names longer and longer to screw with us.

MrGreen
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But it would be pointless because the 460 is still an awesome bang for the buck. :D

PS: I think I'm an Nvidia fanboy again.

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Nice video card for the money!

It'd be interesting to see some price drops from AMD.

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MrGreen
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Also, because the card has a VGA, two DVI, and a HDMI port, is this card capable of using 3 screens? I mean, there are 4 ports... it's gotta be possible!

Anonymous

actually, it doesnt. any nvidia card can only support 2 screens.

MrGreen
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That makes me sad. Oh well, I don't even have 3 screens to use.

Plus I'll be getting two.... so yeah :D

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Yeah because on NVIDIA cards all video outputs are working off the same chip however on ATI ones HDMI & DVIs are working on one chip and DP is working off its own chip... 2 monitors on HDMI/DVI and 1 on DP..

MrGreen
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Oh, I see now.

MrGreen
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Omg, please do, Palit! That would be the best thing EVER! Hopefully soon, too, because I'm planning on getting two of these instead of a gtx 470 w/ a 3rd party cooler.

@People who are wondering

The Palit Sonic Platinum is the best of all the 460's! Plus it'll overclock very nicely. Just look here and scroll down to the 2nd bar graph. Palit's 460 Sonic Platinum is almost the same as the gtx 470, and it isn't even overclocked!

I hope the prices stay down at the $250 for these, It'll be about a week or two until I can get them. Newegg won't get them in until the 20th.

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Forgot to login. 

Some of the anonymous reply are from me.

Hope we can send Rod another GTX460 so he can do a SLI review :)

3dGameMan
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Myself and many more hope you do as well ;)

MrGreen
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Say you'll give it back, then they won't have to worry about losing money!

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cant wait to see some legit results! compared to some other sites

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Anonymous

hi, when is the review going to be up?

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Dude I was just wondering about this card too, Airwolf24 I don't think the GTX 465 were that good.

Airwolf24
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I have EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 465 Superclocked Video card, and it is not that bad.

 

Here is my 3DMark Vantage score in Performance mode: (Stock: 11781) (OC: 14308)

Motherboard: MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum - Bios v3.8
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 940 BE (OC@3.6GHz)(1.4v)
GPU: Nvidia EVGA GeForce GTX465 SuperClocked 1GB

Anonymous

Palit GTX460 Sonic Platinum is about 13000-14000 stocked. :)

Airwolf24
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Man, that's is what I called "don't judge the book by its cover".

Airwolf24
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I have a question, are you going to do a video review on the GTX 465?

Anonymous

thank god, nvidia card

Anonymous

Man this video card has performance like no other. Guru3d posted a review about this up today and that thing performs on par with the Radeon HD 5850 reference model. Although I do find the fact that they included a D-sub 15 port rather odd instead of extra room for better ventilation.

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How come PALiT didn't give you gtx 480? I haven't seen a gtx 480 review yet.

Anonymous

The GTX480 custom design is still in the making.

3dGameMan
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Well, they did inform me that they will be sending a GTX 480 for my review, but not just yet.

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200$ DX11 Nvidia..... about time!

3dGameMan
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Unboxing video should be up in a few hours.