Here is a recap in case you missed earlier reviews of Palit’s GameRock GTX 1070. The graphics card is covered with a layer of aluminum finish, giving it a refined and textured look across its body. It also sports a glittery blue and white color pattern, which stands out from the common darker colored schemes.
It is to no surprise that the synthetic benchmarks had a consistent increase in its scoring with the OC. However, the gaming performance is where the money is at.
For Far Cry 5, the 1070 GameRock struggles to hit the minimum 60fps requirement needed for a smooth gaming experience at 1080p and 1440p. However, once overclocking comes into play, it manages to hit the requirement.
Taking a look at the results for 4K resolution, overclocking once again helped its case by reaching a decent 30fps. If you are looking to play at this resolution, it is recommended to turn V-Sync on or cap the frame rate to 30fps for a more smoother experience.
Things are pretty similar for FFXV with the exception of the 1440p resolution not being able to hit 60fps. Overall, Palit’s 1070 GameRock edition is well suited for gaming at up to 1440p resolution. A consistent 60fps and above experience is easily achievable by simply overclocking or turning down several settings without taking much of a visual hit.
With all things said, the GTX 1070 GameRock Premium Edition is a great card and still stands the test of time with it breezing past modern titles. Furthermore, it does it while staying extremely cool and silent. It should still be noted that GPU prices are still through the roof with cryptocurrency mining being a large reason. With Nvidia’s coming release cycle for their Volta series, hopefully it would push down the prices of this amazing card.