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Palit GTX 1080 GameRock Premium Edition Review

Rating: 9.0.

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
Streaming Multiprocessors 13 16 22 24 20 15
CUDA Cores 1664 2048 2816 3072 2560 1920
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 Units 104 128 176 192 160 120
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
ROPs 56 64 96 96 64 64
Manufacturing Process 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm 16nm 16nm
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).

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  • Gosin Nilratana

    What about EVGA FTW? I’ve heard it the fastest card isn’t it why it didn’t include in this test?

  • Suicidal Lamb

    No it’s not. Actually it’s the weakest of the whole lot.

  • Gosin Nilratana


  • Suicidal Lamb

    Lol, no. He meant the reference Nvidia 1080 as the fastest card in the world (which actually was) and the EVGA has improved its performance and cooling (which also is true). That said, the others AIB cards do that too, and better as the EVGA (bar the Gigabyte Gaming G1).
    At the moment you have the Zotac AMP Extreme as fastest 1080 closely followed by the Palit. The EVGA is rather noisy and hot.

  • Varinder

    Very good reveiw… enjoying KitGuru..

  • Daniel North

    So glad I picked one of these up for only £480 off amazon.