Final words and verdict
The new GamingPro Premium model from Palit certainly has a certain charm. And while it is not extraordinary in cooling or acoustics, it is most definitely simply put, is good. I do always get a bit of the chicken skin feel whenever I read the word premium, as really often that is just a sticker on a box. The GP edition performance slightly above reference on all segments, so yeah there's that. The card overall version does manage to impress us, it is silent enough, and cools very decently. The GeForce RTX 2070 Super, on its end, sees a nice increase in perf over the non-Super model thanks to the added 256 shader processors resulting in 2560 of them for which NVIDIA needed the TU104. Here, however, the memory stays at 8GB and thus the ROP count remains the same as well as many other variables. However, the new clock frequencies do give it an advantage over, say, even a GTX 1080 Ti and closer to the RTX 2080, which is an interesting performance level. Come to think of it, remember the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti lighting edition? Well, this card is precisely as fast as that fracker. And as such this 499 USD (it'll likely end up at 539 bucks for this Palit GamingPro Premium model).
With an all-black design, the cooler really isn't bad looking. The RGB lighting effects are merely a logo on the top, nothing to worry about there either. While I always will remain skeptical about backplates (they potentially can trap heat and thus warm up the PCB). The flip-side is that they can look better and can protect your PCB and components from damage and, well, they can look nice as they can have a certain aesthetic appeal. I have to admit, this is looking very nice but looks are always personal, of course. So in the end, on looks, you certainly get that premium feel of detailed aesthetics and quality.
Cooling & Noise Levels
The card tops out at roughly only 70 Degrees C while gaming, so give or take a few degrees C, the acoustics I'd rate as silent enough, we doubt you'll ever hear the card once mounted into a chassis. We've heard no noticeable coil whine. But I do want to note that any graphics card at a high-enough FPS can make some coil-whine.
Anything and everything is regulated by NVIDIA these days. Speaking, in general, you can expect another 8% of extra perf out of the card when you bump up the graphics memory and GPU a bit. That it is, however, paired with an increased board power limiter and, as such, that will cost a bit more energy. Both traditional overclocking, as well as the OC Scanner functions, bring us close to that value. In retrospect though, you have to remember, that the 'older' RTX models could also be tweaked to 15~16 Gbps on that GDDR6 memory.
Admittedly this card is released really late in the lifespan of Turing, but it is refreshing to see something new. Palit is offering a properly cooled product with very decent acoustics. Hopefully, the price is right as well, and that is as close as possible towards reference (founds) pricing. See performance-wise these Boost clocks look appealing, the reality however that it only increases your FPS with a few frames overall. The RTX 2070S is positioned at 499 USD, and really should not be much higher in retail even with pimped up AIB cards. If it is priced too high, hey the founder edition cards have become much more competitive with their competing clocks and cooling design. Relatively speaking among the AIB cards, Palit manages this product well. The factory tweak is however small. However, that leaves plenty of headroom for a nice manual tweak of course. But overall the card was only 1 to 2% faster than reference/founders. Tweaking wise the card did not disappoint. The 2070 Super is plenty fast for any gaming up-to Ultra HD based on shading performance. With Raytracing enabled you'll be in the 1080p or 1440p range. The good news is that the card is TU104 based, and that means it is fitted with an NVlink slot, yep you could pair up two of these and go for SLI. However, given its track history, Multi-GPU is dying. As stated, the factory tweak is pretty weak, however manual tweaking makes up for that. All lights are green for the Palit GP Premium version however trivial will be the final street price. In this design I'd say anything just around or above a 500 bucks is fair enough. We'll hand out a recommended award.