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Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC test

What does the Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC look like and what does it offer?

Accessories are as for RTX 4090, ie. we have a holder, an ARGB cable and an adapter from the new connector to 4 × 8-pin. So you can easily connect the card to the power supply with 8-pin plugs. A holder would definitely be useful, after all we are dealing with a really big and heavy build. The cable allows you to synchronize the backlight with the motherboard

The appearance of the Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC is definitely interesting. We also have side lighting around the fans. Here is the diamond lining. I think it looks good, but I realize not everyone likes it. The card is also very well done and we are dealing with a really great model here.

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The graphics is 329.4 x 137.5 x 71.5 mm. Thus, it occupies 3.5 PCI slots, and the weight is 1.95 kg. It’s definitely a heavy build, but it’s not the longest I’ve dealt with either. Power comes from a 16-pin connector, but a 4x 8-pin adapter is included. The power supply offered is, of course, 1000 W. Three Gale Hunter fans are responsible for cooling, which of course work semi-passively. We also have the following image outputs: 1x HDMI 2.1 and 3x DisplayPort 1.4a.

The card has a factory OC, and the boost clock is 2610 MHz. We also have dual BIOS: Performance and Silent. With the last boost, the clock frequency is lower and amounts to 2520 MHz – so the results in games will be slightly lower. There is also a physical switch, although its operation could be simpler. However, with the benchmark and Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition 2560 × 1440 px (BIOS Performance), the average clocks were 2820 MHz.

Drivers:

  • GTX 1650, GTX 1660 SUPER, GTX 1660 Ti, RTX 2060, RTX 2060 SUPER, RTX 2070 SUPER, RTX 2080 SUPER, RTX 3060, RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070, RTX 3070 Ti, RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti: Nvidia Game Ready 497.27
  • RTX 3080 12GB: Nvidia Game Ready 511.23
  • RTX 3050, RTX 3090: Nvidia Game Ready 511.32
  • RTX 3090 Ti: Nvidia Game Ready 512.16
  • RTX 4090: Nvidia Game Ready 521.90
  • Radeon RX 6500 XT: Adrenalin 22.2.3

Test platform

Processor

Intel Core i9-12900K @ 5.1 / 4.0 GHz

Cooling

Be quiet! Silent Loop 2 360

Motherboard

MSI MEG Z690 ACE

RAM

G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB 2x 16 GB 5600 MHz CL36

disc

Seagate IronWolf 525 2 TB

Power supply

Be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1200W

A case

SilentiumPC Signum SG7V TG

Information about the tests can be found in this article.

Tested at 1920 x 1080 resolution

In the first resolution we deal with an obstacle. The results in many games are only slightly higher than those at 2560 x 1440. Of course, the card itself records excellent results.

Tested at 2560 x 1440 resolution

In the next resolution we have great results again. The card is also very similar to the competing RTX 4090 models.

Tested at 3840 x 2160 resolution

The RTX 4090 is of course made for 3840 x 2160. The results are great and you can easily run games at maximum detail and enjoy smooth gameplay.

temperature

The card does not heat up much under load and the temperatures are good. There is a slight difference between the BIOSes, but this is apparently due to the clock speed drop in quiet mode.

Sound volume

The Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC is also a quiet card. In Performance mode it is similar to ZOTAC and in Silent it is really good. The fans don’t spin at idle, so we have perfect silence.

energy consumption

Power consumption is similar to the other RTX 4090s. It’s worth noting, however, that there is a slight difference between the BIOSes.

Pinch

I overclocked using MSI Afterburner. In the table below you will find the values ​​with which I was able to increase the core and memory times. I considered stable operation of the card not only the lack of throwing games on the desktop, but also the absence of artifacts during the operation of games. Below you will also find the average OC scores of two games in three resolutions, as well as temperature, volume and power consumption. I tested the card with dual BIOS with OC / Performance mode enabled. The tested model was able to overclock with 160 MHz on the core and 200 MHz on the memory.

Average performance

The Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC undoubtedly offers peak performance. The results are great and at all resolutions the card is between the ZOTAC and Asus models, but the differences are really small. The graphics are also designed for a resolution of 3840 x 2160, where it performs really phenomenally, providing completely smooth gameplay.

Read also: Test of two GeForce RTX 4090 models

Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC Test – Summary

The Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC is another RTX 4090 model that definitely deserves a recommendation. The kit includes a holder and a power adapter that allows you to connect the card to the power supply without a new plug. The graphics look very good in my opinion, but the design is very distinctive and not necessarily for everyone. I have no doubt that it is well made though.

It performed great in tests and guaranteed great performance in all tested resolutions thanks to the factory OC. The card is also relatively cool and quiet, and power consumption is similar to the competition. The manufacturer has not forgotten about the dual BIOS, but in Silent mode the boost frequency is lower, which will affect performance. You can also tweak the graphics pretty well and increase performance. It’s also worth recalling that the RTX 4090 has 24 GB of GDDR6X memory, and Nvidia is preparing DLSS 3.0 for us.

The tested model is therefore another great performance of RTX 4090. I can definitely recommend you to buy it – you will surely be satisfied.

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