Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic
Palit has minimized the “mecha-frog” mascot and instead decided to focus on the performance of its NVIDIA graphics cards.
The Palit GTX 560 Ti Sonic uses the shortest PCB and cooler of all three designs here and in fact it is just a bit smaller than the reference design as well. If you have a tight working environment or maybe are building an HTPC, that could be an important fact. The Palit Sonic is also the highest clocked card in our testing today: 900 MHz core and 1050 MHz memory.
The cooler sheath does extend past the PCB a bit but still the Sonic card maintains its size advantage.
The Palit card has the most interesting and expansive connectivity options by including not only the pair of DVI ports (one single-link, one dual-link), a legacy VGA output and a full size HDMI port. The downfall here of course is that if you have more than one 30-in display or anything with a resolution higher than 1920×1200, you are out of luck with only one dual-link option.
UPDATE (2/1/11): According to a reader and by emailing Palit directly, BOTH DVI ports are capable of dual-link bandwidth. The user that wrote in said he was using a pair of them in SLI for NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround gaming (and thus using two of the ports on one of the cards). There you have it!