The third RTX 2070 partner card to pass through our offices, the Palit GameRock Premium 2070 is a factory overclocked offering that bumps the core clock to 1815MHz. It's also got quite a hefty cooler, RGB lighting and dual BIOS functionality. For £569.99, could this be the best RTX 2070 yet?
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With its RTX 2070 launch, Nvidia has focused on delivering a wider range of cards that are available at the card's base MSRP – £469. The MSI RTX 2070 Armor 8G was one such card, and although an overall basic package, it offered convincing bang-for-buck.
Palit's RTX 2070 GameRock Premium takes a different approach. This card ships factory overclocked at 1815MHz, immediately setting itself out as a higher-tier 2070, while it also boasts features including dual BIOS and a ‘zero dB' mode that would otherwise be lacking from an entry-level 2070. Priced at £569.99, £100 more than cards like the MSI Armor 8G, is this the 2070 to go for?
|GPU||RTX 2080 Ti (FE)||GTX 1080 Ti||RTX 2080 (FE)||GTX 1080||RTX 2070 (FE)||GTX 1070|
|Rays Cast||10 Giga Rays/sec||1.1 Giga Rays/sec||8 Giga Rays/sec||0.877 Giga Rays/sec||6 Giga Rays/sec||0.65 Giga Rays/sec|
|RTX Performance||87 Trillion RTX-OPS||11.3 Trillion RTX-OPS||60 Trillion RTX-OPS||8.9 Trillion RTX-OPS||45 Trillion RTX-OPS||6.5 Trillion RTX-OPS|
|GPU Boost Clock||1635 MHz||1582 MHz||1800 MHz||1733 MHz||1710 MHz||1683 MHz|
|Memory Clock||14 Gbps||11 Gbps||14 Gbps||10 Gbps||14 Gbps||8 Gbps|
|Total Video Memory||11GB GDDR6||11GB GDDR5X||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR5X||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR5|
|Memory Bandwidth||616 GB/sec||484 GB/sec||448 GB/sec||320 GB/sec||448 GB/sec||256 GB/sec|
Reference RTX 2070 cards ship with a 1620MHz boost clock, while Nvidia's Founders Edition card ships with its clock speed at 1710MHz. This Palit GameRock Premium ups the ante with its boost clock rated at 1815MHz – though we have seen a faster 2070 in the form of the MSI Gaming Z which is clocked at 1830MHz.
Memory is left at stock speeds, though, as is the case with most aftermarket cards, giving a total bandwidth of 448 GB/s.
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