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Palit GTX 1080 Ti Super JetStream 11GB Review

When it comes to purchasing a graphics card at the entry price point for a given GPU it may be sensible to think compromises need to be made and overall quality will be deficient compared to more expensive alternatives. Palit proves with the GTX 1080 Ti Super JetStream that this simply isn’t the case.

The Palit GTX 1080 Ti Super JetStream is considerably cheaper than equivalent products from rival premium brands and the extent of the saving can be as much as Β£120, depending on the model and the retailer being quoted. Although, Palit’s GTX 1080 Ti Super JetStream is more likely to be compared against other alternative brands, like Inno3D and KFA2, which do offer equivalent models in the same price bracket as Palit.

That said there’s no reason why prospective GTX 1080 Ti owners shouldn’t see this Palit card as a viable alternative to options from ASUS and MSI which, at present, cost upwards of at least Β£700 and as much as Β£800.

The Palit GTX 1080 Ti Super JetStream isn’t without it’s drawbacks. Arguably, the triple slot design poses potential compatibility issues in multi-GPU setups or in smaller form factor systems. Furthermore, the power configuration is not as well-equipped as some flagship products from ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI. Though Palit has still improved on the VRM design of Nvidia’s Founder’s Edition model and the implementation is still capable of pushing the GTX 1080 Ti to its limits, LN2 aside.

Factory clock speeds could be more aggressive, and we find it puzzling that the GameRock Premium seems to be positioned as Palit’s “best” GTX 1080 Ti option despite its polarising aesthetics and the fact that the JetStream series has considerably more brand recognition with consumers.

However, on the whole the Palit GTX 1080 Ti Super JetStream is a very polished and sensible choice for a GTX 1080 Ti.

One final aside is that thrifty consumers may do well to purchase the “standard” JetStream, i.e. not the Super variant, and manually overclock it to make up for the performance deficit. As far as we can see, only factory clock speeds separate the Super JetStream and JetStream GTX 1080 Tis from Palit.

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The Palit GTX 1080 Ti Super JetStream 11GB is available to purchase from Overclockers UK for Β£679.99. Palit provides a 2 year warranty with this product which is provided through the retailer.

Pros

  • Good build quality and aesthetics.
  • Strong balance of cooling and noise.
  • RGB lighting.
  • Backplate.
  • Dual-bios switch.

Cons:

  • Factory clock speeds should be higher.
  • Almost triple slot.
  • Some GTX 1080 Tis have better power solutions.
  • 2 year warranty is short, many brands offer a 3 year warranty.

KitGuru says: A well-polished GTX 1080 Ti that’s more affordable than you might expect, the Palit GTX 1080 Ti Super JetStream is a great alternative to big name brands.

WORTH BUYING

Rating: 8.5.

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  • Nikolas Karampelas

    People around me get 1070/80 and 580/70 and I’m like “My radeon 7850 is just fine” πŸ™
    I need an upgrade.

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  • Ted

    This card uses a very good quality 12+2 power phase VRM. It has 6 doubled phases + 2 real memory phases which makes the VRM run cool.

    For example the MSI Gaming X 1080ti uses 8 real phases and this spreads the heat on fewer components which generates more hotspots.

    Please correct the article, thank you!

  • 7850 isn’t far off a R9 270/X or 370, and slightly faster than an RX 460, and even the 560 for that matter. You’re not really missing out on much except efficiency.

  • Nikolas Karampelas

    While yes in older titles they are not very different, in newer titles 560 will just fly away because of better and more efficient cgn cores. Also the 4GB of VRAM will make a big deal because I have the 1GB version (stupid decision, to save 30 euros back then) and it shows.

  • True, i’ve a 2GB R9 270X in the pc which is hooked up to the tv, its only a 720p tv which is shite but its good as nothing needs more than the 2GB lol, but in terms of raw power theyre roughly the same, got it overclocked to 1100mhz core and 1500mhz memory while undervolted, runs really cool, friend has an RX 460 for 1080p gaming and cant really say much more except than its got 4GB of vram, though even at stock it runs hotter (suprisingly) and pulls more power?!

    AMD needs to make a big step forward, i held out on upgrading in the hopes of vega beating the 1080ti but as soon as the frontier edition dropped i jumped right onto that 1080ti, modded it to remove power target and it sits at 2025mhz 24/7 along with 12ghz on the vram up from 11ghz.

  • Mano Dio

    You got this particular card reviewed overclocked to 2025mhz? There is an older version of it, the plain Jetstream one, any ideas how much that one can be overclocked by? I can’t find a proper review for that other card.