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Palit GeForce 7900GT "Sonic" 512MB in SLI - Final Thoughts

Today we're looking at the Palit GeForce 7900GT "Sonic" 512MB graphics card which comes overclocked out of the box.

| NVIDIA SLI Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 4, 2006 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Palit Microsystems, Inc

Final Thoughts

 

The Palit GeForce 7900GT Sonic is a great all round graphics card. Between the extra memory, the increased core speed, game bundle and the price, it has a lot going for it. The overall performance of the 7900GT from Palit is great and you can clearly see why it has become such a popular graphics card.

 

The extra memory being needed is debatable but at the higher resolution we can clearly see that while the card does sit even with the ATI Radeon X1900GT at 1024 x 768, when we move to 1600 x 1200 the 7900GT 512MB from Palit usually sneaks ahead.

 

SLI performance we have always known is something that is only really worth considering when you're getting into the high resolutions with settings turned up but there are still games that are having issues, as we can see in some of our tests.

 

We had a look at overclocking during our testing but didn't have any joy at all as it seems the core is practically maxed out and the increased core speed is causing the memory to not move much at all. Overclocking can vary from card to card.

 

Apart from the slight overclocking issue we had, the Palit GeForce 7900GT Sonic 512MB graphics card was an absolute dream to use and we would have no problems recommending a card like this to anyone who wanted a great performing high-end card but didn't want to break the bank with a more expensive Radeon X1900XTX or GeForce 7900GTX.

 

- Pros

 

Pre-Overclocked Core

 

Excellent performance

 

Competitively priced

 

512MB DDR3

 

Toca Racing 3

 

- Cons

 

Overclocking seemed limited

 

Rating - 9 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Best Value Award

 

eVGA e-GeForce 7900 GT CO GeForce 7900 GT, (256 MB)

 

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