Palit GTX 780 Super JetStream 3 GB Review 11

Palit GTX 780 Super JetStream 3 GB Review



Palit Logo

It has been little more than three months since NVIDIA launched their GeForce GTX 780 with great success. The card uses the same Kepler GK110 GPU we have seen on the GTX Titan, but with fewer shaders. The new GPU and NVIDIA's new Boost 2.0 algorithm allow the card to offer significant performance improvements over the GeForce GTX 680.

Palit's GTX 780 Super JetStream is a cost-effective, highly overclocked GTX 780 that's only slightly more expensive than the GTX 780 reference design, yet comes with voltage monitoring and voltage control. Its large triple-fan, triple-slot cooler ensures the card stays cool even when fully tweaked.

With 980 MHz, the Palit GTX 780 Super JetStream is running a large overclock matching that of the MSI GTX 780 Lightning out of the box, but it does so at $100 less, bringing its total price to $670. Unlike most other factory-overclocked GTX 780 cards, the Palit GTX 780 Super JetStream also comes with a memory overclock.

GTX 780 Market Segment Analysis
GTX 770
HD 7970
GHz Ed.
GTX 680
GTX 780
Palit GTX 780
Super JetStream
GTX Titan
GTX 690
HD 7990
Shader Units1536204815362304230426882x 15362x 2048
ROPs3232324848482x 322x 32
Graphics ProcessorGK104TahitiGK104GK110GK110 GK1102x GK1042x Tahiti
Transistors3500M4310M3500M7100M7100M7100M2x 3500M2x 4310M
Memory Size2048 MB3072 MB2048 MB3072 MB3072 MB6144 MB2x 2048 MB2x 3072 MB
Memory Bus Width256 bit384 bit256 bit384 bit384 bit384 bit2x 256 bit2x 384 bit
Core Clock1046 MHz+1050 MHz1006 MHz+863 MHz+980 MHz+837 MHz+915 MHz+1000 MHz
Memory Clock1753 MHz1500 MHz1502 MHz1502 MHz1550 MHz1502 MHz1502 MHz1500 MHz


Package Front
Package Back


You will receive:
  • Graphics card
  • Driver CD + documentation
  • PCIe power cable
  • DVI adapter
  • HDMI adapter

The Card

Graphics Card Front
Graphics Card Back

Palit's card is dominated by the large triple-fan cooler. The color theme is mainly black and gold, which I find a bit dull. Dimensions of the card are 28.5 x 13 cm. Please note the plastic lip near the top edge of the card; it seems to serve no function and only takes up space. This could become an issue in some smaller cases, but most bigger cases will be fine.

Graphics Card Height

Installation requires three slots in your system.

Monitor Outputs, Display Connectors

Display connectivity options include two DVI ports, one HDMI port, and one DisplayPort. You may use all outputs at the same time, so triple-monitor surround gaming is possible with one card.

The GPU also includes an HDMI sound device. It is HDMI 1.4a compatible, which includes HD audio and Blu-ray 3D movies support.

Two available SLI connectors allow you to combine up to three GTX 780 cards in a Triple-SLI, multi-GPU configuration. NVIDIA decided to disable Quad-SLI on the GTX 780, so that feature is reserved for the GTX Titan only.

Graphics Card Teardown PCB Front
Graphics Card Teardown PCB Back

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