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Review: Palit GeForce GTX 1080 GameRock Premium Edition

by Parm Mann on 5 July 2016, 15:00

Tags: Palit, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Power, Temperature and Noise

Power consumption mirrors performance. Palit's GameRock Premium Edition is a smidgen quicker than most other GTX 1080s when gaming, and that small advantage is reflected in slightly higher power draw.

That mammoth cooler is really working a treat. GameRock is not only one of the quickest GTX 1080s going, it's also one of coolest. Considering the boost frequencies, keeping to 70┬║C with an air cooler is an impressive showing.

It might be big and heavy, but the GameRock sure does tick a lot of the right boxes. In addition to running nice and cool, it keeps remarkably quiet at all times. We hear little more than a gentle hum coming from our sound-optimised test platform when gaming. The only caveat, and it's a minor one, is that Palit's fan profile isn't perfectly smooth. If you get up close and listen hard, you will occasionally hear it rev-up in response to temperature fluctuation. But hey, we're nitpicking: GameRock Premium Edition is one of the coolest and quietest GTX 1080s out there.