Checking out the package, there’s nothing too out of the ordinary. And knowing Palit, it will only cost you a tenner to fifteen bucks more in price. The front of the box clearly tells us in the bottom corner that we’re dealing with a Low Profile version of the card. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website. Of course, the more budget orientated flavor of the model doesn’t help the situation. Already have an account?
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GeForce GTS | Specifications | GeForce
Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada’s website. Akin to the release of the GTXcard availability should be strong at launch with factory overclocked versions of this GPU expected to be present from day one. This is especially the case as time goes on and we’re seeing some good performance out of these cards. Sure, it’s cool to ggs cards that take up three slots or hang over the end of your motherboard, but when you’ve got something that can pack a bit of punch at half the height of a normal performance video card, I think it’s pretty cool and definitely has its practical advantages in certain scenarios, too.
You can find products similar to this one for sale below. Ultimately, though, you’re buying the product for the card and as long as that’s included, most won’t mind.
Before we get to why I said that, let’s first see what spread Palit has put on for us when it comes to the bundle. Nvidia is keen to point out that they are targeting gamers on a budget with this new GPU. It comes as no surprise at all that the bundle is light. And knowing Palit, it will only cost you a tenner to fifteen bucks more in price.
MSI while not offering clock rates as big, did offer a larger than expected OC. We’ve seen it overclocked and in SLI, but when I saw the press release for the one we’re looking at today, I just had to check it out.
The front of the box clearly tells us in the bottom corner that we’re dealing with a Low Profile version of the card.
All I can say is, the next thing that happened was a message to Palit saying “Holy Crap! Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada’s website. I’ve had a bit of a weird fondness for low profile cards; I’ve never had the need for one, never had to purchase one, but there’s just something cool about them. This product has been fitted with a massive cooler, not just tha Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK’s website.
And while the one we’re looking at carries with it the default clocks, something we actually haven’t seen yet, its ace up its sleeve, is the fact that it’s a half height card. We’ve looked at a number of versions of the model and a number of different speeds. For the week prior to the launch of the GTS it’s just been non-stop with samples of this card. Subscribe to our Newsletter.
AMD has had a range of products in this segment for some time now, and just recently they cut prices all around likely ahead of any launch from competitor Nvidia. Of course, the more budget orientated flavor of the model doesn’t help the situation.
They tend to just send over the highly overclocked custom models like the Platinum Sonic we’ve already looked at. She’s the Palit card tested today. The card uses one 6-pin power connector and is obviously also equipped with just one SLI connector. Checking out the package, there’s nothing too out of the ordinary. The PCB design is custom red and comes with a really silent cooler as our tests will demonstrate later gte.
I’ve said this a few times already that it’s becoming a trend with video card partners to lighten the package these days and here is no exception. Gtz to our Newsletter.
Palit GeForce GTS 450 Sonic Platinum 1GB Video Card
The main extra is a full size bracket which makes the low profile card fit into a system that isn’t low profile. Nvidia landed an astounding blow to AMD last July pulling the GeForce GTX out of nowhere and quickly taking the lead as the best mid-range graphics card on the market.
Already have an account? Once installed into the testbed, I installed the drivers, rebooted and checked out GPU-Z to take a screenshot for the Specifications section. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK’s website.