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Palit GTX 780 Super JetStream: Titan-like performance for less

By Julio Franco
Jul 12, 2013
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  1. Xtreme gamer

    Xtreme gamer TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Good review. Love the 5760x + testing.
    Would like to see in future 3 sizes per game: 1920x1080, 2560x1600, 5760x1200
     
    misor likes this.
  2. We have seen the SLI TDP but we haven't seen the SLI temperatures. It would also be nice to have some pictures of these bad boys running in SLI
     
  3. Nobina

    Nobina TS Booster Posts: 413   +92

    Awesome card, was there a review of HD 7990 cause I didn't even know that card exists :). It's a beast.
     
  4. Is it the titan performance or just look alike ?
     
  5. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,263   +541

    Wow, its a nice cooler on a GTX 780, kinda reminds me of a slightly bigger gigabyte cooler. I wonder how the two would compare in cooling and overclocking. Though at a 3 slot design limits the SLI capabilities especially considering that many boards only have two PCIE lanes. But seeing this card pretty much be a titan without costing a titans price is kick ***.
     
  6. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,512   +314

    What?! What on earth does "look alike" even mean? this performs better than a stock Titan, simple as that, I'm confused how something can perform to "look alike" another product?
     
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  7. grvalderrama

    grvalderrama TS Enthusiast Posts: 196

    Damn it... It's huge compared to that Asrock motherboard!
     
  8. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Maniac Posts: 585   +79

    That extra camel hump in the middle is going to cause a lot of problems in a lot of people's cases. upon inspecting it, looks like they don't really need it. the heatsink itself is straight across. they might loose a few customers there for people with side intake case fans.
     
  9. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,028   +913

    Wow. This is a great card. Looks cool and performs great.

    Under testing methodolgy there is an error though. The AMD Catalyst driver should be listed as "13.6 Beta", not just "13.6"
     
  10. I paid $650 on Amazon for the EVGA OC GTX780 with reference cooler. Through provided software, you can easily beat these numbers with it and kick in the fan to higher speeds as you see fit. I'm at 1010, 1100 and have bumped memory well beyond that. In other words you can OC these yourself no problem. I only went with the OC because the price was the same. Also, the reference cooler expels air out the back of your case, this looks to keep it inside, so you better have good cooling.
     
     
  11. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,910   +716

    Anyone plunking down $650+ on a card is likely aware of the width of it and the clearance required- although I'd note that many enthusiast chassis designs are shying away from side fans in any case. EVGA (amongst others) have had wider than the standard (112mm) cards for some time. Notably the GTX 580 Classified. Asus's entire range of enthusiast DCII cards are close to an inch wider than "normal" (along with Sapphire's Vapor-X and MSI's Lightning range), while the Matrix series are wider again at 140mm ...somewhat wider than the Palit card.

    Anyhow, thanks for another concise and extensive review Steve.
     
  12. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Enthusiast Posts: 547   +88

    Unfortunately this card is not available in the States. I had gone to their website and it looks like it is only sold overseas. The cheapest place so far is from Australia, which sells the card for $714 at today's conversion rates.

    How does this card compare to the ones available from American manufacturers?
     
  13. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,394   +483 Staff Member

    The cheapest you can get a GTX 780 in Australia for is $760 AUD, so about $690 US.

    Honestly cannot imagine this being an issue for anyone.

    There was a review, we were not that impressed and recommended using a pair of 7970 GHz Edition cards instead when two slots are available.

    If we add another resolution we would have to test less games, especially if its a triple monitor resolution. Typically the margins you see at 2560x1600 are going to be the same at 5760x1200.
     
  14. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    This card is not even available in the US and won't be so why bother..Better off with the EVGA ACX version anyway.
     
  15. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,394   +483 Staff Member

    It might come as a shock to you but not everyone lives in the US. So that being the case there is a very real reason to bother. The EVGA ACX is a nice card, it is not better.
     
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  16. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,263   +541

    Because the card exists and it has an amazing cooler maybe? That new ACX card is nice for sure, im actually curious how well it performs overclocking wise, now I feel like looking that up.

    Although Steve, I would like to see the next card be available to all if you could get one like that, the last three have not been available all around, maybe one of those Asus Direct CU II cards?

    On the same related note, has anyone seen that new looking Asus direct CU card, that thing just looks amazing!

    Last note, I just was looking at the cooler on the Palit card, does the middle fan spin different directions that the other two, the blades on the center fan are facing a different direction. Quite odd, im curious on the way the air moves on the card.
     
  17. baN893

    baN893 TS Member Posts: 83   +10

    I find this mind set very irritating... Great review Steve! Already checking my piggy bank for some extra pennies :p
     
  18. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 930   +106

    "For whatever it's worth, at the slightly lower but still extreme 5670x1200 resolution, it was possible to enjoy highly playable performance in most of the games tested." Honestly these results are worth more than the 7680x1600 resolution, its far more feasible to have 3x1920x1080 these days as that's the (unfortunate) golden standard of screens, heck you could get three 24" screens for under $500 which is less than the video card your driving them with.
     
  19. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,394   +483 Staff Member

    But that's my point, if you are going to invest $1300+ in GPU's would you cheap out and spend $500 on the monitors? I wouldn't as they are the most important component in my opinion.
     
  20. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Enthusiast Posts: 547   +88


    I have no problems importing anything. I've paid premiums to get stuff that will never come over to our shores.
     
  21. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 930   +106

    Sorry, my eyes are pretty broken, I couldn't justify spending more than $200 on a monitor, they all look they same, the only difference to me is the resolution, which again they're almost all the same. Not like it matters, because even with two of these cards your barely getting playable frame rate at said ultra high resolution. Don't take this the wrong way, but your point is to spend $1300+ on video cards, then $500 a screen times three just to get barely playable frame rate? The idea just hurts my head.
     
  22. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,394   +483 Staff Member

    Either you are right, your eyes are broken or you have simply never used a high quality display before. There is a massive difference between the high quality displays Dell puts out for example and the cheap $200 models. I assume by that logic you have found that all TV’s whether they are cheap, expensive, Plasma, LCD and LED all look the same?

    Honestly I wish you could get the 30” models for $500 each, what I paid might cause your head to explode ;)

    I can certainly understand you not wanting to spend a lot of money on a monitor and I would never tell you to. However if you spend as much time sitting in front of a monitor as I do, spending over $1000 on it doesn’t really seem like much, even if you buy three or more.
     
  23. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Member Posts: 67

    Honestly I wish you could get the 30? models for $500 each, what I paid might cause your head to explode ;)

    @ steve got my 30" Dell 3007 WFP-HC seems like years now ,hey, it is about 6 now, ,ya, just over 1500.00 cdn on sale..
     
  24. vince1987

    vince1987 TS Rookie

    Yes it is as I have got palit gtx 780 jetstream in SLI and it destroys any game.
     


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