...this giant makeover of Nvidia's small-ish 314mm² die delivers best-in-class performance, excellent cooling and barely any noise.
Willing to pay handsomely in order to stay near the bleeding edge of gaming technology? Then you need to pick up a GeForce GTX 1080. The judicious among us will argue that Nvidia's best isn't good value, yet that doesn't change the fact that, right now, there's nothing else faster in the single-GPU stakes.
If no other GPU will do, it's a question of which GTX 1080 should you go for, and herein lies the dilemma. Nvidia's Founders Edition is exquisitely built, Asus's ROG Strix is the fastest on paper and has nifty onboard fan headers, Inno3D's iChill ships with factory overclocked memory, while EVGA's FTW retains a nice conservative size.
Choices, choices, and in the grand scheme of things, no one card stands out above all others. Palit's GameRock Premium Edition is another option that deserves to be put into the mix. Priced at £620, this giant makeover of Nvidia's small-ish 314mm² die delivers best-in-class performance, excellent cooling and barely any noise. The only obvious provisos, aside from price, are size, which is considerable, and a blue-and-white colour scheme that you'll either love or hate.
Bottom line: on the lookout for a well-rounded GeForce GTX 1080? Palit's GameRock Premium Edition is speedy and silent.
The fastest GTX 1080 we've tested
Overclocked on core and memory
Excellent cooling performance
Silent when idle, quiet under load
Unusual styling is something different
Ideal upgrade for 4K/VR gaming
Priced the other side of £600
LED software is basic
Occupies the best part of three slots
Palit GeForce GTX 1080 GameRock Premium Edition
The Palit GeForce GTX 1080 GameRock Premium Edition graphics card is available to purchase from Scan Computers and Overclockers UK.
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