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Palit shows off its new GeForce GTX 1080 GameRock cards at local launch event

By Koh Wanzi - 23 Jun 2016

Palit shows off its new GeForce GTX 1080 GameRock cards at local launch event

Palit GeForce GTX 1080 GameRock

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is a great card, but custom cards may just be even better (and cheaper sometimes). Make no mistake, there’s a whole lot of them to choose from, and they all come with the usual accoutrements like beefed-up coolers, factory overclocks, and additional power connectors for greater overclocking headroom.

It’s no wonder then that Palit held a special launch event – organized in tandem with NVIDIA and local distributor Convergent – to show off its new GameRock cards, which sit on top of its JetStream series cards in the company’s product line-up.

As we mentioned in our round-up article, the GameRock cards are available in two flavors – the GeForce GTX 1080 GameRock and GameRock Premium Edition. The two are identical, save for their clock speeds:-

  • The GameRock Premium is the higher clocked variant, with a 1,746MHz base clock and 1,885MHz boost clock.
  • On the other hand, the regular GameRock version has a more modest 1,645MHz base clock and 1,784MHz boost clock.

According to Palit, the new GameRock cards are targeted at gamers who want the best possible performance, which is why they are clocked more aggressively than their JetStream counterparts.

On top of that, they boast a redesigned heatsink with denser fins, which translates into more surface area for better heat dissipation. Other features include things like dual BIOS, an upgraded 8+2-phase PWM power delivery system, and dual 100mm semi-passive fans.

For more details on the new features available to NVIDIA’s Pascal flagship, you can refer to our articles on in-game photography tool Ansel and our full GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition review.

Palit also took the chance to introduce the G-Panel, a USB 3.0 LCD front panel device that displays helpful information for overclockers like fan speed, GPU temperature, and system resource usage. It also provides quicker access to USB 3.0 Type-C and Type-A ports on its front. It can be connected externally, or installed in a 5.25-inch drive bay on the front.

Palit G-Panel

The GeForce GTX 1080 GameRock Premium Edition currently retails at S$1,088, while the GeForce GTX 1080 Super JetStream is available at just S$999 (probably the cheapest custom GeForce GTX 1080 locally now).

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