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Old September 25, 2008, 09:02 PM
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Palit has released their version of an overclocked HD 4870 with their Sonic Dual Edition.


You can check out how it did here: Palit Radeon HD 4870 512MB Sonic Dual Edition Video Card Review

Please use this thread for your questions, comments, rants and raves.



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Old September 25, 2008, 09:20 PM
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Odd.. I was just looking at it, and I thought it has been posted before... Well very nice review again Sir SKY.. when you say its loud, is it as loud as a reference cooler at full speed or somewhat similar. And not having to exhaust hot air outside, now that is a big mistake by Palit, thought it still had pretty descent temperatures..

And it also seems cheaper than the reference design.
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Old September 25, 2008, 09:23 PM
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Odd.. I was just looking at it, and I thought it has been posted before... .
Quick, tell me the lottery numbers for next week!!!

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when you say its loud, is it as loud as a reference cooler at full speed or somewhat similar.
I have only experienced full speed on the reference cooler once: when I borked a fan speed BIOS change. Nothing can compare to that other than a jumbo jet taking off outside your bedroom window.
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Old September 25, 2008, 09:26 PM
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Quick, tell me the lottery numbers for next week!!!

Umm.. if I do and you win, I'll take no less than 50% :P

I have only experienced full speed on the reference cooler once: when I borked a fan speed BIOS change. Nothing can compare to that other than a jumbo jet taking off outside your bedroom window.
Wow, so I haven't tried it yet myself lol, and I won't bare that for sure.. So I can imagine the cooler on the Palit is probably much bearable then.

Gr8 thanks SKY
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Old September 25, 2008, 10:01 PM
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Wow, been waiting for a review on this. I'm really liking Palit as a vendor for ATI lately, they are doing a decent job of separating themselves from the rest; it's actually making my consider an ATI card now on my next build. Still reading the review!
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Old September 25, 2008, 10:37 PM
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Excellent review sky as always

Interesting that Palit wouldn't include the crossfire connection, however you do make a good point why anyone would want 2 of these in their computer. I'll admit its been pretty tempting to consider this card due to its low price I think I stay away from it though.

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Old September 26, 2008, 05:34 AM
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Personally, the bundle price NCIX was offering on this card would hamne made it a Dam Good Value but I unfortunately don't take that into account when it comes to the review.
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Word on the web is that there is a second revision of this card that fixes the 70mm fanspeed issue.

I never noticed no crossfire connection in my own box...but checking my pics verifies this...how silly is that!
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Old September 26, 2008, 08:16 AM
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I can confirm right here and now that the second revision will have the following:

- Temperature controlled 80mm AND 70mm fans
- A different backplate layout with an exhaust grille, HDMI port, DisplayPort, VGA and DVI connectors
- Possibility of including the Crossfire bridge
- Revised ram layout since it will be the same PCB used for the 1GB version
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Great review... as always you cover points most reviewers simply neglect.

Any news on the availability of the second revision?

I was looking at the bundle deal at NCIX, it looks like a good deal as I wanted to get the bundled PSU anyway. I'm just wondering SKY, do you think its possible to replace the 70mm fan with something I could run off my mobo?

The combo is nice from NCIX but I dont know if its good enough to keep me from waiting for the 4850x2.... *do you have any thought as to when that could be released?

sry ;)
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