Palit GeForce 8800 GT ReviewFormer staff writer -
Category: Video Cards
Price: $299.99 USD
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When someone talks about a Palit, we automatically think of a square structure composed of wood that normally is used to keep items off the floor of a warehouse and aid in the ease of transport of those items by forklift to a trailer for delivery. The Palit I’m referring to is none of the above. Palit is actually a PC motherboard and video card manufacturer. Although they are little known in North America, they have been popular overseas for quite some time. Palit is now bringing their expertise in manufacturing both ATI and nVidia based solutions to the North American market. While we were at the launch of the new AMD Spider Platform, we (Raven and Ccokeman) met two of Palits representatives who had some of their ATI based products for display. In the future we will be reviewing some ATI based products from Palit, but today we will be focusing on an nVidia based video card.
The Palit GeForce 8800 GT is one of the newest Nvidia based graphics solutions available. This 8800 GT is unlike the others that I have seen. The heatsink on the Palit 8800 GT is not just a stock nVidia heatsink with the Palit logo on it. Palit ships its 8800GT with a unique heatsink and fan that almost reminds me of the Thermaltake ORB.
The Palit GeForce 8800GT comes packed in what I would consider a seriously eye catching metallic green box with their mascot (a Frog) on the face of the box. I don’t do much retail shopping and most packages that I receive are usually shipped in a plain box, so when I finally get to open it and see the actual product inside my initial reaction to the package sparks my interest even more about what is inside. This shiny box with its bright colors, enhanced my anticipation.