Thursday, March 29th 2012

Palit GeForce GTX 680 JetStream Pictured

Palit unveiled a premium custom-design GeForce GTX 680 graphics card, called "JetStream". TweakTown got to review the card (find it at the source). The card features Palit's in-house designs for both the cooler and the PCB. The cooler consists of a sporty-looking shroud that holds three PWM-controlled fans, two 80 mm (sides) and one 90 mm (center); which ventilate a large aluminum fin heatsink that spans the entire length of the card. This heatsink relies on four heat pipes that make direct contact with the GPU, to draw heat. While the main heatsink only cools the GPU actively, a secondary base-plate heatsink cools the memory and VRM. The fans in the cooler are LED-lit.

Moving on to the PCB, Palit employed a 6-phase VRM, which makes use of high-grade chokes and DrMOS (driver-MOSFET) components, to power the card. The card draws power from 6+8 pin PCIe power connectors. The card is also factory-overclocked, with the Core (base) clock pushed up to 1085 MHz (from 1006 MHz reference); and Core (boost) upped to 1150 MHz (from 1058 MHz). The memory, on the other hand, has been stepped up to 1575 MHz (6.30 GHz GDDR5 effective), up from 1502 MHz (6.00 GHz GDDR5 effective) reference. It doesn't end there, Palit assures 10% overclocking performance, 9 dB quieter operation (than reference design), and 8°C lower temperatures. The card is expected to cost US $20-30 higher than NVIDIA reference design (so, around $530).

Source: TweakTown
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11 Comments on Palit GeForce GTX 680 JetStream Pictured

#1
btarunr
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Many Thanks to HumanSmoke and NHKS for the tip.

This is the most beautiful GTX 680. I'd pick this one, pair it with ECS Z77H2 Gold Edition, ASUS Xonar Essence STX, and listen to Wiz Khalifa while playing Metro 2033.
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#2
JATownes
That is a pretty damn sexy video card!!!
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#3
radrok
by: btarunr
Many Thanks to HumanSmoke and NHKS for the tip.

This is the most beautiful GTX 680. I'd pick this one, pair it with ECS Z77H2 Gold Edition, ASUS Xonar Essence STX, and listen to Wiz Khalifa while playing Metro 2033.
You forgot the liquid cooling loop with gold plated compression fittings and the Swifty HD Gold :D :toast:
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#4
NHKS
by: btarunr

This is the most beautiful GTX 680. I'd pick this one, pair it with ECS Z77H2 Gold Edition, ASUS Xonar Essence STX, and listen to Wiz Khalifa while playing Metro 2033.
they should have called it Black & Yellow edition :D



now "Say Yeah" ;)



P : PALIT!


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#5
Isenstaedt
So many GTX 680 posts... when are the other Kepler cards coming?
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#6
hhumas
vary stylish card
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#7
entropy13
by: btarunr
Many Thanks to HumanSmoke and NHKS for the tip.

This is the most beautiful GTX 680. I'd pick this one, pair it with ECS Z77H2 Gold Edition, ASUS Xonar Essence STX, and listen to Wiz Khalifa while playing Metro 2033.
And make sure your PSU is the FSP Aurum Pro 850W. ;)


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#8
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Actually, I was planning on something from Enermax or Leper:



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#9
babash*t
Looks fantastic, but the name, 'jetstream'...urgh..
They should go find whoever names Lamborghini's for that
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#10
okidna
This :



+ those Jetstream + Enermax Modu or Lepa on bta' post = Goldgasm.
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#11
MeanBruce
Another goldgasm:D New Z77 board by ECS out soon!

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