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Palit GTX 670 Jetstream 2GB: Why so cheap?

Huddo93

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#1
Hi all,

Been looking to upgrade from my current GTX275 for a while now, and now that I got my tax refund in, I'm finally going to upgrade to something like a GTX670.

I've been looking around online stores in Australia and the pre overclocked Palit GTX670 Jetstream seems to perform fairly well, but its almost $100 cheaper than most other non reference cooler/pcb GTX670's.

Is there something about this card that I'm unaware of? Or is it just the fact that Palit is a cheaper brand than the rest? or is there a new Palit GTX670 coming to replace it? Just confused as to why it is so cheaper than the rest, sort of makes me sceptical.

I understand the GTX660Ti is coming out soon also, price to performance wise, how well does it perform next to the GTX670?

Thanks for any help,
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The ref GTX 670 is just a very cheap design with a small PCB , less VRMs and the overall quality of the components is not good.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5818/nvidia-geforce-gtx-670-review-feat-evga/2

"Of course with such small VRM circuitry the reference GTX 670 isn’t built for heavy overclocking"

If you want to get a GTX 670 get one which uses a GTX 680 PCB like Gigabyte GTX 670 or EVGA GTX 670 FTW. You get a card which is built extremely well with sufficient high quality VRMs which provide good stability while overclocking. When overclocking a high quality custom GTX 670 design will provide better performance because of quality power circuitry.

IMO just stay away from the ref GTX 670. its crap.
 
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It's a real nice card, especially for the price. 680 performance and a solid custom cooler.

One thing I like about the both this and the reference Palit card is all the memory chips are on the same side of the PCB.
 

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Seems like a good card, Cheap Design, slightly less noisy than stock, Decent OCing (from TPU table) very nice for the price.

just check how long the warranty is on the item
 

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#7
When my next pay packet comes in next week I'm going to buy one. Hopefully there will still be some in stock. Thanks for all the help!