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Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Graphics Card - Test System Setup and 3DMark06

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 28, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Palit

Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3GHz (333MHz x 9)


Cooling: Corsair Nautilus500 (Supplied by Corsair) with Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound (Supplied by Arctic Cooling)


Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE X48-DQ6 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Memory: 2 X 1GB Kingston PC6400 DDR-2 3-3-3-10 (KHX6400D2ULK2/2G) (Supplied by Kingston)


Hard Disk(s): Seagate 250GB 7200RPM SATA-2 7200.10 (Supplied by Seagate)


Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows Vista SP1


Drivers: ATI Catalyst 8.7


Today we'll have a look at how the HD 4870 Sonic in turbo mode goes against the stock clocked HD 4870 along with how the overclock puts us up against the more expensive GTX 280 from NVIDIA.




Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110


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Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Graphics Card


Our first test shows the Palit HD 4870 Sonic with some decent improvements at all resolutions. We can see for the most part the GTX 280 actually trails behind the overclocked card, except for the highest resolution.


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