Continuing our look at the range of RTX 2080 partner cards which have just hit the market, today our attention turns to the Palit RTX 2080 GameRock Premium. It’s the biggest aftermarket card we’ve seen so far, measuring almost 30cm in length, while it also has one of the fastest out of the box boost clocks that we’ve seen. The question is: is it worth the extra cash over the Founders Edition?
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Priced at £830 here in the UK, the Palit RTX 2080 GameRock Premium is £80 more expensive than Nvidia’s own RTX 2080 Founders Edition card. With a much larger cooler and higher boost clock, though, it could well prove to be worth the extra outlay. Let’s see how the card compares.
|GPU||RTX 2080 Ti (FE)||GTX 1080 Ti (FE)||RTX 2080 (FE)||GTX 1080 (FE)|
|Rays Cast||10 Giga Rays/sec||1.1 Giga Rays/sec||8 Giga Rays/sec||0.877 Giga Rays/sec|
|RTX Performance||87 Trillion RTX-OPS||11.3 Trillion RTX-OPS||60 Trillion RTX-OPS||8.9 Trillion RTX-OPS|
|GPU Boost Clock||1635 MHz||1582 MHz||1800 MHz||1733 MHz|
|Memory Clock||7000 MHz||5505 MHz||7000 MHz||5005 MHz|
|Total Video Memory||11GB GDDR6||11GB GDDR5X||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR5X|
|Memory Bandwidth||616 GB/sec||484 GB/sec||448 GB/sec||320 GB/sec|
We already know that the TU104 chip used for the RTX 2080 cards sports 2944 CUDA cores, as well as 368 Tensor Cores and 46 RT Cores. Its memory operates over a 256-bit bus with a total bandwidth of 448 GB/s.
What the Palit RTX 2080 GameRock Premium does is raise the boost clock from 1800MHz (from the Founders Edition) to 1875MHz – one of the higher boost clocks we have seen from an aftermarket RTX 2080. This is the out of the box speed, too – no need to download any software to enable an ‘OC mode’ or anything like that.