Summary: Today we will talk about the design and functionality of the proprietary GeForce GTX 680 graphics cards. We will test two graphics cards like that in an SLI configuration, compare it against a dual-processor GeForce GTX 690 and other products.
Summary: Palit's GeForce GTX 680 JetStream uses a custom triple fan cooler and a custom PCB design. It looks like both have been optimized for cost reduction, which enables the company to offer the card at the same price as the reference design.
Pros: No price increase over reference design, Large performance increase, Overclocked out of the box, Additional OC headroom left, Low power consumption, Up to four active displays now, makes surround possible with one card, Quiet, Support for PCI-Express 3.0 and DirectX 11.1, Support for CUDA and PhysX
Cons: Dynamic OC can't be turned off, Manual overclocking more complicated than before, 2 1/2 slot design not for all, No technology similar to AMD's ZeroCore power
Summary: Straight away we can see the performance improvement on offer from the Palit JetStream GTX 680 4GB when compared to the reference card. The problem is with the way Dynamic Overclocking works is the card performing faster because of the better cooler that Palit are offering, or is the 4GB of GDDR5...
Summary: It's awesome to see Palit again with a new sample as it's really been a while since we've seen anything from them. Of course it's not their fault, it's been pretty quiet for NVIDIA over the last few months and NVIDIA only partners haven't had much to do.