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Palit GeForce GTX 460 Sonic Platinum

Packaging and Accessories

The Palit GeForce GTX 460 Sonic Platinum is packaged differently than the Gainward GeForce GTX 460 GS GLH. Although painted dark colors too, it has no pictures of angels or other creatures, like Palit’s favorite frogs. There is one frog looking at us from the side of the box, though.

The Palit GeForce GTX 470 box was designed in a similar manner but here we have a combination of red with gold rather than of green with silver. The box is quite eye-catching but there is no information on it regarding the card’s exact frequencies. There is only a sticker mentioning that the product is pre-overclocked.

Inside the colorful wrapper there is the main cardboard box divided into compartments. The central and biggest compartment is for the graphics card packed into a blister wrap. The side compartments contain accessories which are rather scanty:

  • 2x4-pin PATA → 1x6-pin PCIe adapter;
  • Brief installation guide;
  • CD disk with drivers and utilities.

This is in fact the same set of accessories that was included with the Gainward GeForce GTX 460 GS GLH except that there is no discount coupon for Super LoiLoScope. Considering that Palit-branded products are mostly affordable and targeted at a large user audience, this might have been expected. Moreover, this card will need but one power adapter if your power supply has only one graphics card connector.

Thus, the Palit GeForce GTX 460 Sonic Platinum comes in a pretty-looking box but with a minimum of accessories. There’s nothing wrong about that because rich accessories would make it more expensive whereas modest pricing has always been the key advantage of most Palit products. Even with such scanty accessories the GeForce GTX 460 Sonic Platinum looks just as interesting as its cousin Gainward GeForce GTX 460 GS GLH and more appealing than the reference GeForce GTX 460 1GB.

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