The Taiwanese maker of video cards Palit Microsystems Ltd has presented the new GeForce GTX 960 JetStream graphics card (code name NE5X960010G1-2062J). The card has 4 GB of on-board GDDR5 memory and a more advanced cooler known as JetStream.
The first thing that you will see when holding the new Palit GTX 960 card is the JetStream cooler. It is big to say the least – the cooler will occupy two additional slots on your motherboard apart from the PCI-E slot, required for the graphics card, and is 247 mm long. It has three 6 mm copper heat pipes and two low-noise fans on top of a massive aluminum heat sink. The size of the cooler pays off – it offers great efficiency at low noise levels.
The rest of the specs of the Palit GeForce GTX 960 JetStream 4 GB do not hold anything special – the card has the well-known GM206 GPU with 1024 CUDA cores, 10 SMM units and 64 ROPs, a 6+2 power supply system and a 128-bit memory bus. The GPU runs at 1127 MHz (1178 MHz Turbo), while the memory operates at 7012 MHz effective, which translates to 120 watts of needed power. Finally the card has four ports – DVI-D, DVI-I, HDMI and DisplayPort, and support for GPU Boost 2.0, 2-way SLI and DirectX 12.
The Palit GeForce GTX 960 JetStream 4 GB can be yours for USD 230.