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Palit announces GeForce GTX 1080 Dual OC, a slimmer and more compact card

By Koh Wanzi - on 23 Jan 2017, 6:04pm

Palit announces GeForce GTX 1080 Dual OC, a slimmer and more compact card

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Palit has unveiled a new model of the GeForce GTX 1080. The GeForce GTX 1080 Dual OC features a muted black cooling shroud and dual fans, and is a slimmer and more compact alternative to Palit’s other custom cards.

But while Palit is billing the GeForce GTX 1080 Dual OC as a new flagship model, it isn’t exactly the fastest GeForce GTX 1080 in Palit’s stable. With a base clock of 1,620MHz and boost clock of 1,759MHz, it still falls behind the GameRock Premium Edition’s hefty 1,746MHz base clock.

It’s worth pointing out that the GeForce GTX 1080 Super JetStream card is clocked higher as well, at a 1,708MHz base clock and 1,847MHz boost clock.

The effective memory clock has remained at the stock 10,000MHz, compared to the GameRock Premium Edition’s 10,500MHz.

Palit GeForce GTX 1080 Dual OC

That said, the more modest speeds mean that Palit has been able to use just a single 8-pin power connector for the card.

But while the new card may not dazzle in terms of speed, it is Palit’s only custom GeForce GTX 1080 to offer a dual-slot design, which means it’s well-suited to be used in two-way SLI configurations. The GeForce GTX 1080 Dual OC is shorter than Palit’s other cards as well, measuring in at just 267mm long.

The matte black cooling shroud also means that it’ll fit in more easily with a wider variety of motherboards, a nice departure from the stark blue-and-white design on the GameRock cards.

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