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Palit GeForce GTX 260 Sonic 216SP 55nm Graphics Card - Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 2, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Palit

Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel i7 920 @ 3.8GHz (190MHz x 20)


Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P (Supplied by Noctua)


Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE EX58-UD5 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Memory: 3 X 2GB OCZ Technology PC-12800 DDR-3 8-8-8-24 (OCZ3G1600LV6GK)


Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 300GB Velicorapter (Supplied by Western Digital)


Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows Vista SP1 64-Bit


Drivers: Catalyst 9.1, ForceWare 182.06


Today we'll take the time to see how the Palit GTX 260 goes up against the single GPU HD 4870. We will also see how it goes against the Leadtek GTX 260 EXTREME+ we looked at just the other day which is also overclocked, though not as high as the one we have here.


3DMark Vantage


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1


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3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware.


3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.


Palit GTX 260 Sonic 216SP Graphics Card


Straight off the mark we see the GTX 260 from Palit perform well with it really giving the HD 4870 a good beating, while also nudging out ahead over the Leadtek GTX 260 EXTREME+.


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