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Palit GeForce GTX 760 JetStream 2GB (NE5X760H1042J)

Palit Microsystems has released two GeForce GTX 760s: a copy of the reference card and a JetStream model that we’ve got for us to test.

The Palit card comes in the largest box with a gold shimmer on the front and a description of Nvidia’s technologies on the back.

 

You can also unfold the box to read some information about the graphics card itself and take a look at its cooler through a plastic window.

Besides detailed product features, there are numbers here that show the advantage of the Palit version over the reference card. Particularly, the GeForce GTX 760 JetStream is going to have 8% higher overclocking potential, 5 dB lower noise level, and 10°C lower temperature. A brief description of the overclocking tool ThunderMaster is given at the bottom.

The accessories include a power adapter, a digital-to-analog video adapter, a software CD, an installation guide and a sticker with a hieroglyph.

The Palit GeForce GTX 760 JetStream is manufactured in China and costs $320, which is considerably more expensive than Nvidia's recommended price. The above-discussed MSI is cheaper, too. The warranty is 2 years.

The card is very beautiful. The red-and-gold plastic casing shows the manufacturer name and the product series.

There's a plastic extension to the PCB to make the latter as long as the cooler. The PCB itself is short. The card measures 246x107x49 mm.

The Palit is no different from the reference sample in terms of video outputs and other connectors:

 

There is a broad aluminum heatsink on the card’s power components. The memory chips are only cooled by the air flow from the fans.

The power system follows the standard 4+2+1 formula (GPU+memory+PLL).

The Palit GeForce GTX 760 JetStream features DrMOS transistors with improved characteristics.

The GPU voltage regulator is managed by an ON Semiconductor NCP5392E controller located on the reverse side of the PCB.

The GPU of the Palit card is revision A2, too. It was manufactured 1 week later than the MSI card’s GPU.

Its 3D frequency is pre-overclocked to 1072/1137 MHz (+9% to the reference card’s GPU clock rate). The ASIC quality of the chip is 76.6%.

There are 2 GB of memory in eight chips on the face side of the PCB:

These are the same Hynix H5GQ2H24AFR R0C chips rated for 6000 MHz but, as opposed to the MSI, the Palit has a memory frequency of 6200 MHz.

The Palit GeForce GTX 760 JetStream has a rather simple cooler, yet it seems to be quite efficient.

The heatsink consists of thin aluminum fins and has three copper heat pipes, 8 mm in diameter. The pipes are soldered to the cooler’s base and heatsink fins.

The heatsink is covered with a plastic casing with two 92mm fans that have translucent impellers.

The fans are PWM-regulated in a speed range of 800 to 2800 RPM and feature white highlighting.

The Palit’s cooler is inferior to the MSI’s in terms of efficiency, yet copes with its job well enough. With its fan regulated automatically, the GPU was 79°C hot and the fans were rotating at 1740 RPM.


Automatic fan mode

Maximum fan speed

At the maximum speed of 2760 RPM, the peak GPU temperature was 69°C, so the Palit cooler is quite sufficient.

The overclocking potential of this sample was poor. We only managed to overclock the GPU and memory by 35 and 620 MHz, respectively.

The overclocked Palit worked at 1107/1172/6820 MHz:

The GPU got 1°C hotter when overclocked whereas the fans didn't change their speed at all:

 

 
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