Let's start with our photo-shoot. A few pages that show the ins and outs with photos, all taken with an in-house photo-shoot of course.
So the Palit GeForce GTX 980 Ti is offered as a "Super Jestream" Edition. You will spot a nice matte black PCB with on it, two PCI-Express connectors in the form of a 6 and 8-pin power headers to feed da beast. The PCB is as mentioned matte black in color, and of course the new Jetsream cooler is being used, which had an aesthetic upgrade. It is a rather bulky at roughly a 2.5 slot design though, but more on that in a tidbit.
Board partners will be able to release the Ti model cards in their own configurations, including different cooling solutions. The default mode base clock is clocked at 1,152 MHz, with a boost allowance up-to 1,241 MHz, a little shy opposed to what the competition is doing. The memory is clocked at a modest 1,753x4 = 7.0 GHz (effective data-rate) on its 384-bit wide memory bus of 6 GB GDDR5 memory.
The card itself is a triple-slot solution, it is composite heat-pipe based, the GPU is cooled by a copper base plate connected to heat pipes. In idle your card is silent because in low-load situations, the fans when they are not needed will not spin up, up-to roughly 60 Degrees C, and thus up-to that point this card remains passivley cooled. Once the fans do spin, this card is still extremely silent. More on that later though.
The reference card will have a power design of roughly 250 Watts, but due to the high clocks and extensive tweaking design this card consumes a hint more, roughly 270~280 Watt as we'll show you later. Check out the backside where there is a thick sturdy metal back-plate with plenty of venting spaces applied as well.