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Product Launch: Palit GeForce GTX 460, GTX 460 Sonic, GTX 460 Sonic Platinum

It is all-systems-go soon after, with NightRaven the man himself kicking off the Palit overclocking demonstration. A prominent Singaporean overclocker, NightRaven runs a System Integration business selling overclocked PC systems.

Over here, we see NightRaven explaining to the crowd about this overclocking demonstration. Futuremark’s 3DMark Vantage benchmarking tool and World In Conflict were used to demonstrated the differences in performance before and after overclocking.

The components used on this setup include Intel® Core™ i7-980X Processor Extreme Edition, a just-released EVGA X58 FTW3 motherboard, and a Kingston DDR3-2333MHz CL9 3GB triple-channel memory kit. The processor is cooled by Prolimatech’s award-winning Megahalems CPU cooler.

What is a fast system when you are held back by mechanical hard disk drives? We have the Kingston SSDNow V-Series 64GB solid state drive on this system to give you blazing fast application load times. And finally, the whole system is powered by Enermax’s DXX 1000W power supply unit.


A close-up of the Palit GeForce GTX 460 768MB card used for the overclocking demonstration.

We can see that it uses a dual-slot cooling solution, as mentioned in the previous page.


NightRaven on his way to pulling off an impressive overclock on air cooling. He ramps up the graphics clock and memory clock for more performance. The pane on the right shows real-time temperature values, graphics clock speed and memory clock speed. Thanks to the dual-slot cooler (and 100% fan speed), temperatures never went beyond 70°C.

The end result? The Futuremark 3DMark Vantage GPU score jumped by more than 3000 points. NightRaven explained that this jump translates to an increase of about ten frames per second when it comes to actual gaming, and proceeded to show that with World In Conflict.


Girl power! One of the ladies giving it a go overclocking the Palit GeForce GTX 460!


The Palit Lucky Draw was conducted after the end of the entertaining overclocking session.


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