With the package out of the way and now moving onto the card, we can see straight away the massive heatsink/fan that takes up the majority of the card. This cooler might look familiar; the reason for that is due to the fact it is the same design we saw on the Palit Revolution 700 HD 4870 X2 we looked at a few months back.
We can see that on each fan we have the Palit logo, while at the top of the cooler we have the mention of the card being part of the GTX200 series. With the cooler taking up the majority of the card, there isn't a whole lot to see.
Moving towards the back of the card we can see not only our two 6-pin PCI Express power connectors, but also another connector which is used to get sound through the HDMI connector.
Closer to the front of the card we have two SLI connectors which gives us the ability to run up to three of these cards together. Unfortunately due to the massive cooler that Palit has opted for, this is probably not only going to be a hard task, but likely impossible.
The I/O side of things doesn't hold any surprises with two Dual-Link DVI connectors present and a single TV-Out port. We can also see some vents here that let the hot air escape, keeping the GPU as cool as possible.
With the card being part of the Sonic series, it does come out of the box overclocked. As you can see below, the core has moved from 576MHz to 625MHz. The memory has also been increased from 1998MHz to a more even-sounding 2200MHz.
Finally, we have the shader clock and this has also gotten a bump. We see it's been moved from 1242MHz to a much more hardcore sounding 1348MHz. We can also see in the top left corner that this card is based on 55nm technology, as we had already mentioned.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Package]
- Page 3 [The Card]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - PT Boats: Knights of the Sea]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - CINEBENCH R10]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - World in Conflict]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Crysis Warhead]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Far Cry 2]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Clear Sky]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - Left 4 Dead]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - World in Conflict - XP]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - Far Cry 2 - XP]
- Page 15 [Benchmarks - S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Clear Sky - XP]
- Page 16 [Temperature and Sound Tests]
- Page 17 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 18 [Final Thoughts]
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