Alright, pretty pictures time. Here shall follow a couple of pages with photos from our photo-shoot. And there it is, the GeForce GTX 780 from Palit and yes, it is a three slot cooler. The card uses a slightly revised JetStream design cooler, which now has dual 80mm fans and a little 90mm fan for pretty good heat dissipation.
Above and below is the card itself, the Palit GeForce GTX 780 Super JetStream edition is a 3GB model. That's definitely sufficient if you are a hardcore gamer with very high monitor resolutions. The cooler really gives overall good but not excellent temperatures. The aluminum radiator covers the VRM and even memory area. The cooler can dissipate 400 to 450W of heat whilst remaining very silent. As a result, under full load this card manages to stay around 65 degrees C in our testing (we kid you not).
With the GeForce GTX 780 you will receive four display connectors, you'll spot a full size Display Port connector, one full size HDMI connector and two DVI connectors (dual-link). You can combine these connectors to set up a surround view (multi-monitor) setup. One card will give you more than sufficient performance to play your games on three monitors. To date, we still receive this question a lot, but dual-link DVI does not mean you can hook up two monitors to one connector. Dual-link means double the signal, that way monitor resolutions over 1920x1200 can be supported or you could use a 120Hz monitor. So explained very simply, dual-link DVI supports high-resolution (above 1920x1200) or high-refresh rate (120Hz) monitors.
Palit offers this gaming edition 3GB card factory clocked for you and we notice the boost clock at roughly 1100 MHz. And as our article will show later on, there's room for tweaking as we got this puppy running stable over 1200 MHz on the boost frequency, which is very nice.
The GeForce GTX 780 has a maximum power design of 250 Watts, but they are made to overclock as well. As such you will see one 150W 8-pin PEG, and one 75W 6-pin PEG (PCI Express Graphics) connector. Another 75 to 150 Watts is delivered though the PCIe slot and thus motherboard. This should be plenty for a decent overclocking session.