Palit GT 240 Sonic ReviewRHKCommander959 -
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To test the Palit GT 240 Sonic, the standard OverclockersClub benchmark volley had to be adjusted since usually mid-to-high end video cards are tested more rigorously with high quality settings that are just too much for entry and midrange graphics cards to handle. Also, similar graphics cards have been tested in a similar fashion with their results listed along with the Palit GT 240 - the cards used are viewable below. The ATI cards use Catalyst driver 9.10 and the nVidia cards use the 191.07 driver. The settings have changed to resolutions from 1280x1024 up to 1920x1200 with mixed graphics settings to give a more fair representation of these cards. This video card is meant to be an affordable gaming and multimedia device or to be used as a PhysX processor, it will be interesting to see how it performs in both scenarios.
- Processor: Intel Core i7 920 150x20
- Motherboard: MSI X58 Platinum
- Memory:Mushkin HP3 12800 7-7-7-20
Video Card(s): Palit GT 240 Sonic
- Power Supply: Mushkin 800 watt Modular power supply
- Hard Drive: 1 x Western Digital Green 1TB SATA
- Optical Drive: LG DVD-RW
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate Edition 64-bit SP1
- Case: Hiper Osiris
Comparison Video Cards:
- Palit 699/2008/1701
Overclocking was pretty simple on the Palit GT 240 Sonic, using either MSI Afterburner or Vtune yielded the same results, though the layout is better on the MSI application. The overclock of 699MHz core, 2008MHz memory, and 1701MHz was stable and was not the highest the card could do, but very close. Not bad considering that stock was 585MHz core, 1890MHz memory, and 1424MHz shader. With the fan running at 100% it was noticeable but not ear-piercing as it can be on the blower motors on the ATI 5800s.