Palit GTX 570 Sonic Platinum Reviewtacohunter52 - February 21, 2011
Category: Video Cards
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It's been more than two months since the release of NVIDIA's GTX 570. Since this time, we've seen many different versions of this card from different manufacturers and we already know quite a lot about this card. For instance, it uses the extremely powerful GF 110 core and it's a very affordable high performance card. So where do manufacturers go from there?
Today we will be looking at an offering from Palit, the GTX 570 Sonic Platinum. This is an overclocked edition with a custom dual-fan "Mercury Design" cooler. According to Palit, the factory-overclocked Sonic Platinum edition of the GTX 570 will give a 6% performance increase in DX11-based games. This is a nice little performance boost straight out of the box. Along with the performance boost, we should also see the card run silent and cool.
The Palit GTX 570 Sonic Platinum arrived in a box that was very similar to the Palit GTX 470. The box featured Palit's logo, a picture of the card, and some brief information about the card. Flipping the box over reveals some more information about the card, as well as some information about the card's features. Underneath the features of the card, we can see a list of features from NVIDIA. At the very front of the box is a picture of Palit's frog robot mascot.
Opening up the box reveals a very secure GTX 570. The card is encased in an antistatic bag and surrounded by foam. Removing the foam padding that houses the card reveals the included accessories. These are a DVI to VGA adapter, a 6-pin to 8-pin adapter, a driver CD, and a user's guide.
Now that we've seen what the card comes in, let's see what it looks like!