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Palit GeForce GTX 670 2GB Jetstream (NE5X670H1042-1042J)

Unlike Gigabyte, Palit offers not one but two GeForce GTX 670s: a replica of the reference sample (part number NE5X67001042-1042F) and an original Jetstream (NE5X670H1042-1042J). We’ve got the latter to test. Its huge box is really eye-catching and stylish.

 

Besides the information on the front and back of the box, there’s a detailed product description behind the front flap.

There’s a window for you to have a look at the card’s cooler. Included into the box are a power adapter, a DVI->D-Sub adapter, an HDMI->DVI adapter, and a CD with drivers.

The accessories aren’t gorgeous, yet include everything necessary. The card is manufactured in China and comes with a 2-year warranty.

The Palit GeForce GTX 670 Jetstream resembles the Palit GeForce GTX 680 Jetstream we’ve tested recently but has two rather than three fans for cooling. Except for the length of the device, this seems to be the only visual difference between the two models.

 

  

Well, the short PCB with plastic extension cannot be mistaken for anything else. It is a reference GeForce GTX 670 with an original cooler. The card’s dimensions are 247x112x45 millimeters.

There are two dual-link DVI ports, one HDMI 1.4a connector and one DisplayPort 1.2 next to the vent grid in the card’s mounting bracket:

The PCB is an exact replica of the reference GeForce GTX 670.

We studied it closely in our first GeForce GTX 670 review, so we won’t repeat ourselves here. The GPU of our sample was manufactured in Taiwan on the 10th week of 2012 (the same manufacturing date as the GPU of the Gigabyte card above).

Its base clock rate of 1006 MHz can be boosted to 1085 MHz. The voltage in 3D mode is 1.175 volts, just as written in the official GTX 670 specs. The Hynix memory chips installed on the Palit GeForce GTX 670 Jetstream have the same marking as the Gigabyte card’s and make up a total of 2 gigabytes:

Standing out among other makers who don’t bother to do anything about the memory frequency of their original GTX 670s, Palit added 100 MHz in 3D mode for a resulting memory clock rate of 6108 MHz. Of course, this overclocking can hardly affect a gamer’s experience, especially as the new GeForce 6xx series cards are rather indifferent towards memory overclocking. So, here is a summary of the Palit GeForce GTX 670 Jetstream specs:

 
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