Nice, I find the Palit GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Platinum edition a surprisingly interesting product. See by itself it produces roughly the same TDP, power consumption and noise levels as the reference design. But the cooler certainly is doing a much better job with the heatpipe design and two fans.
Next to the nice looks there's that other fact as well, it is a factory overclocked product, clocked significantly higher. That by itself caters that very a-typical audience, the folks that just do not want to overclock themselves yet do yearn for the additional performance. You install the card in and bam .. you gain extra performance.
The reality here also want me to state that a reference cards can be tweaked/overclocked manually at this level perfectly fine as well, even at default GPU voltages. But again, there are a lot of people that hate to overclock themselves, and thats where the pre-OC product come into play.
There are just no real concerns with the GTX 570 Sonic Platinum edition. The temperatures are a really good, better then reference while being pre-overlocked. The product remains darn silent and it surely offer more than plentiful game rendering performance for any game to date and then some more. High resolutions are not an issue, and combined with even the most stringent Antialiasing and image quality settings your are very safe up-to a monitor resolution of 1920x1200.
So let me sum things up, the GeForce GTX 570 is just a lovely graphics card to play any game to date on. You flick on high image quality settings and can play brilliantly at say 1920x1200 with everything cranked open image quality wise.
The baseline performance level of the DirectX 11 class GeForce GTX 570 has gotten a little better with this version, it will likely attract a lot of you guys and gals. If you can find it at the right price then we without any hesitation would like to recommend the card to you. Please do make sure you have a PC to match a card of this caliber, any decent mid-range processor from the last two years will do fine and make sure you have a your power supply of 500 Watts or better. Oh, on that topic, Power consumption might still be a little bit on the high side but remember, all other variables are right, heat, noise, performance and features.
Palit puts a great product on the market that we feel has no downsides whatsoever. They added features, two DVI connectors, one HDMI and one Display port connector, the more robust 6-pin and 8-pin power connector configuration, the cooler design, the pre-overclock, it's just all done right really. You just install it and play your games at really excellent framerates. The one thing that might hinder you is the price tag of course, but if you can find it anywhere in-between 369~399 EUR, then as far as I am concerned this card is very much recommended.
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