Palit is not so well known on the western markets. Here is what they have to say about themselves:
"Palit Microsystems, Inc. as a perceptive supplier in the design, manufacture, and distribution of PC graphics accelerators, was established in 1988. With headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, factories in Mainland China, and branch offices in Germany and Hong Kong, we’ve developed worldwide sales network and cooperated closely with our customers. Palit is well positioned to maintain an industry leadership due to the vast array of ATi and NVIDIA VGA products and on-going development efforts.
All our worldwide facilities are ISO 9001 certified. All our PC graphics accelerators are with WHQL certification to ensure full compatibility."
Even though this may not be the biggest brand name, you can be sure to get a good product with this card, since all cards are made by NVIDIA. The only contribution to the product by Palit is the sticker on the card and the bundling.
For a more detailed look at the specifications and what they mean for you, read our NVIDIA G80 article
- Bus interface: PCI Express
- Memory: 768MB
- Memory Interface: 384 bit
- Core Clock: 575 MHz
- Memory Clock: 1800 MHz
- RAMDACs: 400 MHz
- NVIDIA® unified architecture with GigaThread™ technology
- Full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 Shader Model 4.0 support
- 16x full-screen anti-aliasing
- True 128-bit floating point high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting
- NVIDIA® Quantum Effects™ physics processing technology
- Two dual-link DVI outputs support two 2560x1600 resolution displays
- NVIDIA® PureVideo™ technology
- OpenGL® 2.0 support
- NVIDIA ForceWare® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
- Built for Microsoft® Windows Vista™
- NVIDIA® Lumenex™ Engine
- NVIDIA® nView® Multi-Display Technology
- Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
- Discrete, Programmable Video Processor
- Hardware Decode Acceleration
- Spatial-Temporal De-Interlacing
- High-Quality Scaling
- Inverse Telecine (3:2 & 2:2 Pulldown Correction)
- Bad Edit Correction
- Video Color Correction
- Integrated SD and HD TV Output
- Noise Reduction
- Edge Enhancement
Palit's box has a beautiful shimmering metallic green as main color. I can imagine how well this box will stand out on the shops' shelves full of video cards.
The back has the usual specs in several languages.
If you look at the box from the side you can see that it is not shaped like a regular box but has sloped sides.