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Palit GeForce GT 220 Sonic Edition 40nm 512MB Video Card - The Package and Video Card

Palit strap the "Sonic Edition" name to the NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 and we wonder how exactly that's going to work - can it impress us?

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 12, 2009 12:27 pm
TweakTown Rating: 82%Manufacturer: Palit

The Package

 

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There's really nothing going on in the bundle. We're not too surprised or disappointed though, as we didn't expect much from the small box.

 

Video Card

 

Looking at the cooler we can see that Palit have opted for a slightly different option when compared to the Galaxy. It doesn't take up the whole card and as far as stickers go, there is only the one on the fan that gives us the Palit logo and their URL.

 

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Apart from a sea of red, there isn't a whole lot more to see with no power connector on the card due to its low-end nature, the card also lacks any SLI connectors, which isn't a shock either.

 

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In the I/O department we see a Dual-Link DVI connector, VGA port and a native HDMI port. While the video card does look like a single slot solution here, the cooler is actually slightly thicker and does take up the second slot on our motherboard. It's something worth noting in the event that you're looking for a single slot solution.

 

Specifications

 

Having a look at the clocks compared to the Galaxy model we looked at earlier we can see that the model is really worthy of the "Sonic" name.

 

We can see the core has been bumped from 660MHz to 720MHz and the shader clock has gone from 1436MHz to 1566MHz.

 

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Instead of 1GB of GDDR3 Palit have opted for 512MB, in turn they've also bumped that to 1800MHz DDR from 1600MHz DDR. Hopefully the increase in numbers carries with it a nice little performance boost.

 

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