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Palit's GTX 980 Super-JetStream Is Company's Fastest

When the GTX 980 and the GTX 970 arrived (our full review here), Nvidia's board partners didn't immediately flood the market with all of their reference and custom card variants (although there were several). One of those vendors is Palit, which has now revealed its GTX 980 Super-JetStream. This graphics card is the company's fastest GTX 980 variant, and it comes with a respectable spec sheet to back that up.

The card is overclocked to have the GM204-400 GPU run at a speedy 1203 MHz, and it will boost at around 1304 MHz. Memory is also overclocked to run at an effective speed of 7.2 GHz. For comparison, the reference GTX 980 runs at 1126 MHz, boosts at 1216 MHz and has an effective memory speed of 7.0 GHz.

Palit also built the GTX 980 Super-JetStream with a custom PCB and cooler, which should improve overclocking headroom thanks to more stable power delivery and improved cooling. The JetStream cooler comes with two LED-lit fans that can be switched off when the GPU isn't running a heavy workload.

A Mini-HDMI port, three Mini-DisplayPort interfaces and a DVI port handle display connectivity, all of which are mounted on the bottom expansion slot, which should make it possible to build single-slot water cooled cards.

The company didn't reveal when the card would hit US shelves, although it is available (opens in new tab)in the UK for £469 GBP.

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  • junkeymonkey
    big deal for me - seems no u.s.a market
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  • dovah-chan
    Palit is one of those GPU vendors such as Diamond and GALAXY who have a bigger presence over in Europe and other countries than they do in the USA. You can get any product that sells in a place where you don't live as long as you know where to look and have some friends in other countries.

    Anyways; I think the GPU they've shown us here looks pretty good - really nice design and build quality in my opinion. Not much of an LED fan person though but I'm glad to see they let you disable it.

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  • junkeymonkey
    still kinda makes me wonder why they pulled out of the U.S they use to sell here but not anymore
    is it that they cant comply with the U.S laws or standards for there product something's up with that .. also I don't think they sell any ware in north or south America at all .. so if there product cant compete here as with the rest of the card brands don't seem like something I would want anyway
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  • Cons29
    i have used a few Palit GPU's, in my area their RMA process is very very nice. If they find it faulty, people got a replacement within an hour. of course given that the gpu was used and cared for properly.

    while i like other brands (like asus), i also like cheaper brands like palit. Now i am using Innod3d, i did not like them before, but after reading about the review of my gtx670 i bought an inno3d ichill. and man, this is the coolest running gpu i ever owned. i play bf4 with a temp of 49-50. my previous 560Ti MSI twin frozr using the same pc in the same room and same game, it was running at 63 and above. Very very nice, though i chill is not that cheap, but worth it
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  • c123456
    Palit = PNY in the USA
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  • junkeymonkey
    Palit = PNY in the USA

    where is this stated??? give link or somthing
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  • soccerplayer88
    They both buy coolers from a parent company. That's why Palit's and PNY's are practically identical when they come out. I've heard that they have a parent company that owns both of them but I can't find a reference.

    I personally have distaste for Palit. Their support is rather, poor. It took them 6 weeks and around 10 emails to return a video card with a defective RAM chip.

    PNY on the other hand I've had great support with, maybe it's because they're out of New Jersey rather than half way around the world as Palit is mainly Asia/EU.
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  • junkeymonkey
    no I see pyn is a u.s company in new jersey all you got to do is winki it up and read
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  • Drejeck
    Galaxy, Yuan, Gainward, Vvikoo, XpertVision and Daytona are controlled by Palit Microsystem.
    Galaxy is also known in europe as KFA2.
    I own a Gainward 770 Phantom and a KFA2 750Ti.
    Palit is the best seller of graphic cards and they sell only Nvidia chips. The second best seller is PCPartner, which is Zotac and Sapphire. Asus is third, MSi and Gigabyte 4th and 5th.
    You can find sources by yourselves.
    There's no point avoid a brand because someone one day had some accident. I had a big problem with a 2TB Black WD, not only I bought a twin to run raid1, but got 2 reds 4tb for my NAS.
    Shit happens.
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  • junkeymonkey
    if you read wd's web site on that black its not recommended for raid so its on you for the issue not wd
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