Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Gamerock Premium review

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The graphics card has been fitted with a Turing GPU based on 12nm FinFet architecture, and with 13.6 billion transistors, it has 2944 active shader/stream cores, 46 RT cores, and 368 Tensor cores. This card has 8GB of GDDR6, and as you can see there is no DVI connector.  The GeForce RTX 2080 display engine is capable of supporting the latest higher resolution displays, including the latest 4K, 5K and 8K screens.



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Here we have the backside, the backplate, unfortunately, is very busy on the eyes. As stated, the Gamerock models are bit more targeted at the Asia market, who appreciate this. The good news about the backplate is that is has a proper vent at the GPU backside, that helps to vent hot air. I do wish the VRM area had some vents as well though. But overall for a backplate, I am happy with this large cooling mesh. 


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There is a dual-BIOS on board. The default is fine, it is the performance mode at the 1875 MHz boost. The secondary BIOS should be a reference fallback BIOS. Mode two, however, contained the very same clock frequencies. We like fallback BIOSes, they are a nice failsafe. 


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All RTX 2080 models sit at a ~225 Watt rated TDP, 75 Watts is delivered through the PCIe slot, then 2x150 Watts through the 8-pin PEG (PCI Express Graphics) power connectors. The factory tweaked models typically consumer a Watt or 10~20 more, we'll measure and show you that that in the next pages though.



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