Pro Below average power requirements
The graphics card uses roughly 190W of power, which is very little for such a powerful graphics card. This means that in the long run, you save on your power bill slightly, and you may be able to get by with a cheaper PSU (power supply unit) saving additional cash.
Pro Below average temperatures
With an idle temperature of 34 degrees C, and load temperature maxing out at 74 degrees C, this chip performs slightly better than the average high performance GPU.
Pro Very quiet operation
Compared to many other graphics cards, this chip produced the least amount of noise consistently at both idle and under a load.
Pro Great 1080p/1440p performance
The following are on max settings, and fps (frames per second) is the average result:
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor @1080p: 117fps, @1440p: 80fps, @2160p: 43fps
BioShock Infinite @1200p: 133fps, @1440p: 90fps, @2160p: 46gps
Battlefield 4 @1200p: 106fps, @1440p: 75fps, @2160p: 37fps
Crysis 3 @1200p: 71fps, @1440p: 50fps, @2160p: 30fps
Hitman: Absolution @1200p: 91fps, @1440p: 65fps, @2160p: 33fps
Con Expensive variation
While other third party versions of the GTX 980 cost considerably less, the Palit Super JetStream offers quieter operation, better performance, lower temperatures and requires less power than its competitors.
Con New GTX 1080 outperforms the GTX 980 Ti
The new generation of high-end videocards by NVIDIA that's releasing in june 2016 offer improved performance, additional features and lower power consumption. The GTX 1080 is the new high-end graphics card and outperforms the GTX 980 Ti in every facet, and are even faster than this faster edition by Palit. The performance improvement is 20%, on average. Graphics cards with the GTX 1080 chip will also be available for a lower price of $620 and up.