Palit GTX-1060 Super JetStream review

Of the many GTX-1060 models that Plait offers, its most successful to date is the Super JetStream, a mid-priced card that pushes the clock speeds to get some impressive results.

This also a very different card to look at, housed in a wider than normal silver-and-black casing around the dual fans. The width conforms to the 2.5-slot design, instead of to the conventional dual-PCI-slot design that most other graphics cards adhere to. It’s different and quite bulky, so you’ll need to make sure you can fit it comfortably before committing to a purchase.

The Super JetStream’s GP106 GPU has a base clock speed of 1620MHz, which is around 8% over the stock speeds. It has a boost clock speed of 1847MHz, which is again about 8% above the stock.

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It’s a 6GB GDDR5 memory card, clocked at the standard 2002MHz, with a bandwidth of 192.2GB/S. It has 1,280 Cuda cores, a pixel rate of 77.8GPixel/s, a texture rate of 129.6GTexel/s and a floating point performance value of 4,147 GFLOPS.

This pushes the Palit Super JetStream to an on-paper performance level slightly higher than that of the MSI model, but less than what’s offered by the Asus GTX-1060. In real-world terms this doesn’t affect the frame-rate too much, at least not during our testing process, anyway.

Playing Doom at 1080 with ultra settings, the Palit Super JetStream managed 106fps. However, the 4K test saw a drop to 32fps, which is still just about playable.

It has overclocking potential thanks to the ThunderMaster utility.

GTA 1/ did slightly better at 1080 with 104fps. It did slightly better than expected at 4K with 36fps.

Further to the this, the Super JetStream features a dual BIOS, increased airflow with jet engine-inspired fans, an improved rear heatsink and heatpipes for better cooling, and it has overclocking potential thanks to the ThunderMaster utility.

Aside from the Super JetStream being slightly wider than other PCIe cards, there’s very little to fault it. It’s currently priced at around £270, depending on where you shop, which isn’t bad, compared to the competition.

The Palit GTX-1060 Super JetStream is a wider than average card, using a 2.5-PCIe slot design.

Considering the generally good performance of the Super JetStream, it’s certainly worth consideration. Just make sure the 2.5-slot size isn’t going to cause any problems.

8 Total Score
Palit GTX-1060 Super JetStream review

Considering the generally good performance of the Super JetStream, it's certainly worth consideration. Just make sure the 2.5-slot size isn't going to cause any problems.

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