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. 

GeForce GTX 560 Ti Review Roundup - Galaxy, MSI and Palit Compared - Graphics Cards  1

GeForce GTX 560 Ti Review Roundup - Galaxy, MSI and Palit Compared - Graphics Cards  2

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.

GeForce GTX 560 Ti Review Roundup - Galaxy, MSI and Palit Compared - Graphics Cards  3

GeForce GTX 560 Ti Review Roundup - Galaxy, MSI and Palit Compared - Graphics Cards  4

The cooler sheath does extend past the PCB a bit but still the Sonic card maintains its size advantage. 

GeForce GTX 560 Ti Review Roundup - Galaxy, MSI and Palit Compared - Graphics Cards  5

GeForce GTX 560 Ti Review Roundup - Galaxy, MSI and Palit Compared - Graphics Cards  6

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!

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