Palit RTX 2080 Super Game Rock Review

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Palit RTX 2080 Super Game Rock Review

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When the first Game Rock appeared the logo was a fairly cool tongue-in-cheek aping of the famous Guitar Hero design. Almost as soon as Palit released it though the Guitar Hero range disappeared from the shelves and so it was left as something of an anachronism. Time has not been kind and we're unsure as to why Palit haven't at least used a more modern font to move away from something which is now passé and yet not old enough to be either kitsch or retro.

Palit RTX 2080 Super Game Rock Box  

The front side combines a sturdy aesthetic which reminds us of a Michael Bay era Transformer. The RGB lighting is in the central Y span, with two wing fans either side providing the cooling to a positively massive heatsink.

Palit RTX 2080 Super Game Rock Cooler  

Given that the backplate is the part of the graphics card you can see the most the decision to use such a large rendering of the Game Rock logo is perhaps a little unwise. Naturally we all have different opinions but to us it's most definitely not cool.

Palit RTX 2080 Super Game Rock Backplate  

If the importance of a card can be measured in the density of its heatsink then the Game Rock is definitely on to a winner, with a seriously beefy fin density run through with some large heat pipes. Whatever you may think of the logo design, the heatsink and cooler itself is bang up to date and should comfortably keep the TU104 cool.

Palit RTX 2080 Super Game Rock Heatsink 
Palit RTX 2080 Super Game Rock Side View  

Power is supplied with twin 8 pin PCIe power connectors. You can also see how thick the Game Rock RTX 2080 Super is. We can't wait for our temperature tests.

Palit RTX 2080 Super Game Rock Heat Pipes

Display outputs are the regular Nvidia selection of three DisplayPorts and an HDMI alongside a USB Type-C for your VR headsets.

Palit RTX 2080 Super Game Rock Outputs  

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Most Recent Comments

22-08-2019, 10:15:13

That is 1 phat card with a capital PH Quote

22-08-2019, 12:58:51

T h i c cQuote

22-08-2019, 13:04:41

To skinny needs an extra 2 slots tbhQuote

23-08-2019, 08:48:58

Nice review. Silicon lottery aside, the only reason I could justify a more expensive card would be looks. And at nearly 20% cheaper than the strix super OC I think I could either live with that logo or cover it up.

Nothing wrong with Palit, had a few over the years and tbh Nvidia are so strict on their production criteria and QA that you'd be hard to find a badly made Nvidia card these days.Quote

23-08-2019, 16:35:27

If I was on the lookout for a new card I would just buy the Jetstream version and flash the bios as I did with my 1080Quote

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