First impressions: Palit GeForce GTX 670 2GB JetStream


Palit has seen fit to send us their latest offering off of NVIDIA’s Kepler line of GPUs, the GeForce GTX 670 JetStream. Today we’re going to be looking at the design and externals of this fine GPU, as well as briefly touch on its features and specs.

The GTX 670 JetStream comes in an imposing box that’s quite tall. Inside, the actual GPU is encased in hard plastic container that protects it from the rigors of transit before it eventually finds a home in your gaming rig.

The GTX 670 JetStream looks pretty imposing, and the overall design is quite aggressive. The card uses two cooling fans and a number of heatsinks to cool it, which will be handy once the card kicks into boost mode. The card uses NVIDIA’s GK104 GPU same as the bigger GTX 680, albeit with one SM/SMX cluster disabled.

This gives the GTX 670 1344 CUDA cores to work with, with a total of 112 texture and 32 raster operating units.

The GTX 670 JetStream comes out of the Palit factory with a 1006MHz base clock, and a 1084MHz Boost clock. The memory is slightly tweaked as well, which runs faster at 6108 MHz. Display outputs include two dual-link DVIs, one HDMI and one DisplayPort connector. The GTX 670 JetStream uses up approximately 170~180 Watts of power, and is powered through two 6-pin connectors.