A Closer Look
Palit's cooler consists of two pieces. The first that comes off during disassembly is the component which contains the fan. As mentioned before, Palit has optimized its design over previous models and promises increased air flow, lower temperatures, less vibration and less noise.
The heatsink component of the cooler is just a simple slab of metal with fins on it. There are no expensive heatipes.
Two six-pin power connectors can be found near the back of the card. Combined with the power delivered via PCI-Express slot, this input configuration is good for up to 225 W power draw.
The GDDR5 memory chips are made by Samsung, and carry the model number K4G10325FE-HC04. They are specified to run at 1250MHz (5000 MHz GDDR5 effective).
A cost effective NCP5395 voltage controller is responsible for creating the GPU voltage. While it does not offer voltage control via I2C, NVIDIA's driver exposes a limited range VID based API.
NVIDIA's GeForce 114 graphics processor is made on a 40 nm process at TSMC Taiwan. It uses the same architecture as NVIDIA's GF 104 but with improvements on the transistor level to reduce power consumption. Compared to the GTX 560 Ti, which uses the same GPU, the shader count has been reduced and clock speeds are different.