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Palit GeForce GTX 680 2GB JetStream review

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Pookie 13th August 2012, 08:12 Quote
No doubt it's a great performing card, but it hit every branch on the way down ;)
Spreadie 13th August 2012, 08:26 Quote
Small typo requiring correction:
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Things are slightly less clear cut when you view the wider market however, as the JetStream didn’t comprehensively outperform the HD 6970 3GB GHz Edition.
Hustler 13th August 2012, 09:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by Pookie
No doubt it's a great performing card, but it hit every branch on the way down ;)

Indeed....not a card you'd want to put in a case with a glass panel.

U G L Y.
[PUNK] crompers 13th August 2012, 10:20 Quote
Yep pretty fugly
dolphie 13th August 2012, 11:36 Quote
The uglier the better afaic! No Arma2 benchmark? Hope you wont make a habit of that. Nice card, it will be mine some day, oh yes, it will be mine.
rollo 13th August 2012, 11:37 Quote
They explained why no arma 2
Adnoctum 13th August 2012, 11:41 Quote
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What we’re trying to say - in a faintly ridiculous and roundabout way - is that there is currently a power struggle at the top of the GPU market. It’s not one that seems particularly fair however, as AMD have arguably had two bites of the cherry; the HD 7970 3GB GHz Edition is essentially just a souped-up HD 7970 3GB that was released by AMD specifically to spoil the GTX 680’s banquet.

Yes, how dare AMD sneakily release their card 4 months before Nvidia does which gives AMD time to speed bin/respin their parts in order to release a mid-generation speed bump.
It just isn't fair how AMD keep releasing their new cards on or near schedule every year and Nvidia delays and delays and delays...
Someone should make a law or something regarding such uncompetitive practices from AMD.
**Sulky Fanboy Pout**
kingred 13th August 2012, 12:24 Quote
I've bought palit cards for years,

I've always found them really reliable and good to work with out of the box if you treat them right, my GTX250 is 6 years old now, been overclocked and cleaned multiple times. Still works flawlessly.
The boy 4rm oz 13th August 2012, 12:33 Quote
I have the GTX670 version of this card and love it, only downside is it uses 2.5 slots, I had to sacrifice my sound card until I watercool it.
Spreadie 13th August 2012, 13:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by kingred
I've bought palit cards for years,

I've always found them really reliable and good to work with out of the box if you treat them right, my GTX250 is 6 years old now, been overclocked and cleaned multiple times. Still works flawlessly.

Yep, my last two cards were Palit ones. No complaints from me.
dunx 13th August 2012, 14:02 Quote
Had three so far, two had fan blade breakages, one replaced via e-buy, the other gained a Scythe slipstream... all worked fine, still have one of them.

dunx

P.S. That's not a pretty card, IMHO.
Fizzban 13th August 2012, 15:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by [PUNK] crompers
Yep pretty fugly

This human speaketh the truth.
SMIFFYDUDE 13th August 2012, 16:49 Quote
At least it doesn't have a red PCB like their other cards. I'd take the ugly cooler over another red card.
ChaosDefinesOrder 13th August 2012, 17:48 Quote
reminds me a little of the Bane Tumbler from DKR for some reason...
S1W1 13th August 2012, 17:57 Quote
'lady graphics cards screamed and feinted as it walked by'
I always thought it was spelt 'fainted', although I may be wrong...
Good article anyway.
.//TuNdRa 13th August 2012, 18:06 Quote
Of more interest to me is the shiny new "5760x1080" category in resolutions. Are Bit actually testing with three screens now?
Skulldragon 13th August 2012, 18:26 Quote
As others have said, not the most beautiful of graphics cards, but it has the performance, which is way more important to me (not that I'll be buying one). Whilst you have given a fair reason, I can't help but be disappointed by the removal of the Arma 2 benchmark, as it's about the only game I play and, as far as I know, Bit-Tech is the only site to benchmark it (apart from some other old benchmarks when it was first released). I would be happy to be proved wrong here.

What exactly has made Arma less reliable to benchmark with? Will you start using it again if it gets fixed? Also, do you forsee using Arma 3 (perhaps even the Alpha, which should be out soon :)) as a benchmark?

Also, this passage:

Next up in our testing suite was Crysis 2. This is a new addition, and has replaced ARMA II as a recent update made ARMA much less reliable to benchmark with. The JetStream probably won’t thank us for the change however as it struggled to distinguish itself from the cheaper HD 7970 3GB...

isn't quite accurate - 'struggling to distinguish itself from' is much better than the 'totally destroyed by' it would have got if you still used Arma 2. Btw, anyone know why AMD cards perform *so* much better than nVidia cards in that game.

Sorry I went on a bit :(
TheDarkSide 13th August 2012, 19:02 Quote
was torn between that one and the asus direct cu for the 670, went with the asus for its extremely quiet cooler.
Had a few palits before, they proved reliable, no complaints.
Elton 13th August 2012, 22:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by S1W1
'lady graphics cards screamed and feinted as it walked by'
I always thought it was spelt 'fainted', although I may be wrong...
Good article anyway.

They dodged instead of fainted. :D
S1W1 14th August 2012, 11:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by Elton
They dodged instead of fainted. :D
I see :)
AndyBradley_0255 16th August 2012, 05:02 Quote
This card wouldn't look so bad if you put a brown paper bag over it.
AurelieusXIII 16th August 2012, 10:45 Quote
Look's like I am the only one you likes the look of this cooler, I've got the 4gb edition as I needed the extra vram as I mod skyrim to the hilt. Found it strange that the 4gb has standard clocks did palit forget to add it in :¬) I use afterburner to bump the 2gb settings to the 4gb job done.

Nice review by the way.
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