XpertVision is Palit's European VGA graphics cards brand. Only recently they released an announcement that the brands will merge again to become "Palit Microsystems Ltd.".
At the show we saw several new ATI based cards from Palit. Since their booth is located in the AMD hall, no NVIDIA cards were on display.
First up is the new Palit HD 4870 which does not use the AMD reference design. The cooler is equipped with two fans and is much quieter than the normal cards. The HD 4870 Sonic Dual features DisplayPort and a Turbo switch which allows you to change the clock frequencies on the fly. When in "Turbo" mode, the card runs at 775/1000 and 750/950 in "Normal" mode. Even in normal mode this is still an overclock over the AMD reference clocks.
The Palit HD 4850 Sonic is for the smaller wallet but still offers improvements. For example an 8-pin power connector is used instead of the usual 6-pin one. It also has a quieter fan and higher clocks than the AMD reference edition cards.
Last but not least, this "Gold Edition" card is basically a HD 4850 reference design board but with an improved cooler - at almost no cost. The clocks on this model are the reference design frequencies.