Product Showcase Palit GeForce GTX 660 Ti JetStream
Palit joins in as well at launch day with their GeForce GTX 660 Ti JetStream edition. The JetStream series has grown quite popular when released with the GTX 680 series. These had this new 3-slot cooler that looked huge, but was impressive .. very impressive. The GTX 660 Ti again has been equipped with a JetStream series cooler yet which remains a 3-slot design. How much size matter we'll leave up-to you to decide. It woks great though, seated onto the custom Palit PCB it remains totally quiet and keep the temperatures under 70 Degrees C at full gaming load. Palit is using a small PCB but, so small that the cooler extends itself outside the PCB area.
Much like all models we have tested to date, this is a factory overclocked model. It runs at a core clock frequency of 1006 MHz, has a boost frequency of 1085 MHz and the effective memory data rate (192-bit) is 6108 MHz. So while the GPU clock is a little lower then your average factory overclocked model, the memory frequency has been boosted a little to compensate.
Let's have a look at some photo's.
Alright, here we have the GeForce GTX 660 Ti JetStream editon, the 2GB SKU (stock keeping unit) and its packaging. Overall a nice dark looking card some blue tones. Let's look at the card from several different viewpoints.
The card is equipped with the GK104 GPU that harbors the Kepler GPU architecture. You get the basics like the graphics card, PEG converter cables, manual and a demo and driver CD, though bundles will vary with AIB/AIC partners.
Palit clocks this OC model card at a 1006 MHz baseclock, a 1085 MHz Boost/Turbo clock and the memory is running at 6108 MHz. This factory tweak positions the card at the performance level of a GeForce GTX 670. Mind you that the reference baseclock is 915 MHz, so that's quite a factory clock right there.
The card will come with two GB of graphics memory, which is definitely enough if you are a hardcore gamer with a monitor resolution of 1920x1200. Should you opt multiple monitors and up-to 3-way SLI, a future 4GB version might be a slightly better alternative.
And as you can see there are GDDR5 SMT solder traces next to each RAM IC. So perhaps there will be a four GB model released. This however remains unconfirmed. The card is PCIe gen 3.0 compatible. Going from PCIe Gen 2 to Gen 3 doubles the bandwidth available to the add-on cards installed, from 500 MB/s per lane to 1 GB/s per lane.
You can see two SLI connectors, the 660 series is allowed to work with up to three cards in SLI mode. For proper scaling and little driver issues as possible we always recommend to stick to 2 cards in multi-GPU mode.
Palit gives the card two DVI connectors (dual-link), one HDMI and a DisplayPort connector (full size).
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