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Palit GeForce GTX 980 Ti Super JetStream Video Card Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 24, 2015 2:10 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Palit

This is where you can fast forward to the final section of the review, and get a quick recap and points on the Palit GeForce GTX 980 Ti Super JetStream.

 

What's Hot

 

It's Beautiful: The Palit GeForce GTX 980 Ti Super JetStream is one of the best-looking pieces of technology that I've laid my hands on. If you want to impress with a case window, you can't go pass this card.

 

Great Performance: This card handles any resolution you throw at it, so don't worry about performance, Palit has you covered.

 

Excellent Thermals: With an elaborate, but slick-looking cooling solution, the Super JetStream doesn't nudge above 70-72C. Even with a decent overclock applied, the card will keep its cool under pressure.

 

 

Great Long-Term Card: I don't think there's anything such as "future proofing" when it comes to video cards, but with immense power behind it and 6GB of VRAM, the Palit GeForce GTX 980 Ti Super JetStream will have you gaming at up to 4K and with VR headsets right into 2016 and beyond.

 

NVIDIA's Maxwell Architecture: NVIDIA created a champion when it designed the Maxwell architecture, so we have a power efficient card that runs cool, but it is also feature loaded. Things like HDMI 2.0, VR compatibility, triple DisplayPort outputs, GameStream, and so much more are included.

 

What's Not

 

It's A Little Thick: Palit could've used a dual-slot cooler on the GTX 980 Ti Super JetStream, but it has opted for a 2.5-slot design. The card is also quite tall, but it's the width that gets me. You couldn't use this in a 4-way GPU setup, but 2- and 3-way setups will be more than fine.

 

 

Final Thoughts

 

The Palit GeForce GTX 980 Ti Super JetStream is the second aftermarket GTX 980 Ti we've reviewed, and we were spoiled. It's a great card that well and truly lives up to its expectations. It looks great, is super-quiet, and has out-of-this-world performance.

 

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The reference GTX 980 Ti is an excellent card, but the GM200 GPU has so much headroom that AIB partners can really stretch the GPUs legs and let it fly. Palit has made an excellent example of this with the GTX 980 Ti Super JetStream. We have around 10-15% added performance, with the still-silent cooling, and even better looks than NVIDIA's reference card.

 

Palit has used a specific style with its card, which will definitely have fans of it clicking the 'buy now' button. The silent cooler, beefed up performance from the reference GTX 980 Ti and the stylish look makes for an all-round winner here.

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance (overclocking, power)90%
Quality (build, design, cooling)95%
General Features (display outputs, etc)95%
Bundle, Packaging & Software95%
Value for Money90%
Overall TweakTown Rating93%

The Bottom Line: Palit has one of the best-looking GeForce GTX 980 Ti video cards we've seen so far, with some incredible performance behind it. Don't hesitate on that 'buy now' button, you won't be disappointed.

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