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Palit RTX 2070 GameRock Premium 8GB Review

Rating: 7.5.

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 
 SMs  68 28  46  20 36 15
CUDA Cores   4352  3584 2944 2560 2304 1920
Tensor Cores   544  N/A 368 N/A 288 N/A
 Tensor FLOPS  114  N/A  85 N/A 63 N/A
 RT Cores  68  N/A 46 N/A 36 N/A
 Texture Units 272  224 184 N/A 144 120
 ROPs  88  88 64 64 64 64
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 Interface   352-bit  352-bit  256-bit  256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
 Memory Bandwidth  616 GB/sec  484 GB/sec  448 GB/sec  320 GB/sec  448 GB/sec 256 GB/sec
 TDP  260W  250W  225W  180W 185W 150W

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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