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Palit GeForce 7900GT "Sonic" 512MB in SLI

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

The Packaging


The first thing you notice about the box is the bright blue reflective coating and secondly you notice the size. While it's bigger than your standard graphics card box, it isn't so overkill, like some of the boxes we have seen from companies such as ASUS.



There isn't a lot of information on the front of the box. We can see that a copy of Toca 3 is included and the main specs of the card including the amount of memory, clock speeds, model and the fact that it is PCI E and offers Dual DVI support.



Turning over the box there is a very brief set of technical specifications but in a multitude of languages. Of course, like most nVidia mid to high-end cards, the Palit 7900GT Sonic 512MB is SLI ready.



Opening up the box and bypassing the card, we get stuck into what cables we have. The standard PCI Express power connector is included for people who don't have one already on their power supply, S-Video type connector to S-Video/RCA and Component for making use of TV Out and of course two DVI to VGA connectors in case you don't use a DVI LCD monitor.



We have a quick installation guide also inside but we won't lie, you're probably going to get as far through it as we did and what you see above is all we saw of it.



Lastly onto the CD bundle we have the standard driver CD and copy of Power DVD which pops up in so many bundles but what is cool is the DVD copy of Toca Race Driver 3 which is an absolute fantastic game for any racing fan.


While the card might be considered a little expensive compared to the cheapest 7900GT available, when you start comparing it to other overclocked 7900GT cards from other companies, it is actually very competitive. Considering the inclusion of 512MB DDR-3 onboard memory, it was surprising to find such a good game like Toca 3 Race Driver included. Not being very old and car games being so popular among the gaming community, it was fantastic to see something different added.

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