Today we take a look at another GTX 1080 card, the Palit GTX 1080 GameRock Premium Edition. This card features one of the highest boost clock speeds we have seen as well as the G-PANEL front panel which highlights system data. At £619.99 it also undercuts recent releases from MSI, Gigabyte and ASUS. Does it deliver?
Palit have opted for a predominately white card, with blue accenting on the cooler. In a similar fashion to MSI they have opted for a twin fan cooling system, rather than triple.
|GPU||Geforce GTX970||GeForce GTX980
||Geforce GTX 980 Ti||Geforce GTX Titan X||Geforce GTX 1080||Geforce GTX 1070|
|Base Clock||1050 mhz||1126 mhz||1000 mhz||1000 mhz||1607 mhz||1506 mhz|
|GPU Boost Clock||1178 mhz||1216 mhz||1075 mhz||1076 mhz||1733 mhz||1683 mhz|
|Total Video memory||4GB||4GB||6GB||12GB||8GB||8GB|
|Texture fill-rate||109.2 Gigatexels/Sec||144.1 Gigatexels/Sec||176 Gigatexels/Sec||192 Gigatexels/Sec||257.1 Gigatexels/Sec||180.7 GigaTexels/sec|
|Memory Clock||7000 mhz||7000 mhz||7000 mhz||7000 mhz||1250mhz||2002mhz|
|Memory Bandwidth||224 GB/s||224 GB/sec||336.5 GB/sec||336.5 GB/sec||320GB/s||256GB/s|
|Bus Width||256bit||256bit||384bit||384bit||256bit||256 bit|
|TDP||145 watts||165 watts||250 watts||250 watts||180 watts||150 watts|
The Nvidia GTX1080 ships with 2560 CUDA cores and 20 SM units. The 8GB of GDDR5X memory is connected via a 256 bit memory interface. This new G5X memory offers a huge step up in bandwidth, when compared against the older GDDR5 standard. It runs at a data rate of 10Gbps, giving 43% more bandwidth than the GTX980 GPU.
The Palit GTX 1080 GameRock Premium Edition ships with the core clock overclocked to 1,747mhz, with one of the highest boost clocks we have seen, resting at 1886mhz. Memory is overclocked as well, to 1,314mhz (5,256mhz effective).