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Palit Radeon 4850 Sonic

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Posted September 29, 2008 by admin in Video Cards

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Introduction

When AMD released their 4800 series cards, word spread like wildfire that these cards offered excellent performance at reasonable prices.? Indeed, these cards were AMD?s successful counter to Nvidia?s onslaught over the last couple of years. ?The Radeon HD 4850 has been an especially successful product, but not without a few shortcomings; namely the single slot cooler and poor operating temperatures.? Now that the reference cards have settled into the market, we?re seeing Add-in Board Partners release their own products, and Palit is one of those companies looking to stake a claim with its Sonic lineup.

Promising to offer improved cooling and performance, Palit has released the Radeon 4850 Sonic, overclocked out of the box and sporting a new dual slot cooler design.? Today we push the Sonic and find out if Palit?s ?Fear the Frog? marketing campaign makes us green with envy or croak with disappointment.

Owning several other brands such as Gainward and XpertVision, Palit is one of the few companies that produce both ATI and Nvidia products, and command 60% of the Chinese market and 40% of the European market.? To learn more about Palit, be sure to read our recent interview with them.

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