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Palit GeForce 7900 GT Sonic 512MB review

Palit GeForce 7900 GT Sonic 512MB

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Now that everyone has seen the performance of NVIDIA's latest GeForce 7950 GX2, those who have been eyeing a potential SLI setup have another excellent alternative. Of course, there are probably more consumers looking for a single, high-end card rather than the 'pseudo-single' GeForce 7950 GX2. Pricing, power consumption, noise and heat are some of the reasons why SLI, even reduced to a consumer friendly product like the GeForce 7950 GX2, may not be the best choice for everyone. In any case, the single GeForce 7900 GT is still very much in demand with enthusiasts looking for an affordable and decent high-end card.

Palit has taken an unconventional path for its line of graphics cards. While the reference design is the blueprint taken as holy writ by many other vendors, Palit has tried its own customizations in a bid to give the best value to consumers. So far, the Palit GeForce 6800GS Blitz that we reviewed previously is a prime example of what you can expect from a Palit graphics card, especially one of its special editions. Mainly, it's competitive pricing along with overclocked speeds. And now, there's more of that same innovative streak as Palit introduces an overclocked GeForce 7900 GT that's more extreme (in both design and specifications) than anything we have seen. Here's a look at the Palit GeForce 7900 GT Sonic 512MB: