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Palit JetStream GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card Review - The Card and Specifications

Palit say that 2GB of GDDR5 isn't enough on the new GTX 680 from NVIDIA. So, they turned around and doubled it to 4GB.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 16, 2012 2:18 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%      Manufacturer: Palit

The Card

 

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Moving onto the card we've got a massive three fan design that looks awesome. We see the same black and gold theme and you can see behind the fans we've just got a massive heatsink. We can also see the Palit logo on one end while the new JetStream one is seen on the other.

 

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Looking around the card we can see one of the heatpipes present here while the power connector has also been mixed up a bit. Instead of the dual 6-pin PCIe power connector setup we can see that Palit has opted for an 8-pin and 6-pin setup which works well with the six phase PWM; an upgrade from the four phase setup offered by reference cards.

 

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Closer to the front we can see another one of our heatpipes and two SLI connectors. While you can run up to four of these cards, the triple slot setup is going to make it impossible. A two card setup would look absolutely killer, though.

 

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Finally we finish with the I/O side of things and you can see here we've got two DVI connectors, single HDMI port and single DisplayPort connector. We can also see some vents in the top left corner to help push some air out the back of the case.

 

 

Specifications

 

Outside of the amount of memory seen on this card the main difference between the 2GB Jetstream and the 4GB one is that the 4GB one doesn't come overclocked. Looking below you can see that means the core comes in at 1006MHz.

 

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As for the 4GB of GDDR5 memory, that comes clocked in at 6008MHz QDR. I'm not too sure why Palit chose too not overclock the card, but it's not something that we're too worried about. It will be interesting to see how the 4GB variant of the new GTX 680 performs today.

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