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Palit GeForce RTX 2070 Dual in first test

Interestingly, the GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition, which has already been tested today, is not the object on which the chip giant is focusing its new focus. In order to make the GeForce RTX 2070 quite tasty for the buyer, this time the board partners have to judge it with their not overclocked models. Nvidia's price target is an RRP of 519 euros, which must be adhered to everywhere. Interestingly, you get quite decent cards for that.

The Palit RTX 2070 Dual follows exactly this knitting pattern, whereby you can see the underlying cost savings. So you do not use a backplate from the very hand, which would probably have been only visual in nature anyway. But I'll come to that in a while.


Unboxing and Features

The Palit RTX 2070 Dual is a real lightweight and weighs only a very manageable 817 grams. Although it is 29.5 cm long (from the outer edge slot panel to the rear end of the fan cover), it is only 11 cm high (upper board slot to top fan cover) and 3.4 cm slim, making it a real dual-slot card. Unfortunately, as I said, there is no backplate. However, the card is beautifully slim, flat and relies on an average cooler with two 8.5cm fans and 9 rotor blades each. A fan stop is of course also on board, which also goes very smoothly into the running operation.

A total of five massive, nickel-plated heatpipes transport the waste heat from Heatsink to the slats. The 8-pin and the 6-pin connector are completely oversized, as we'll see later. At least for a card that is not overclocked ex works. But that is exactly what I will go into in more detail. Otherwise, the map is a rather restrained appearance, without optical derailments or real highlights. This can also develop its own charm.


Performance, power consumption, temperatures and volume

The card boosts ex works under full load (Witcher 3 WQHD) in warmed-up state up to 1575 MHz, whereby at this point already with a power consumption of approx. 165 Watt the ailing Power Target takes hold. The final temperature in the open structure is 62 to 63°C, in the closed housing approx. 66 to 67°C, with the map acting restrained but audible.

With less than 37 dB(A), this card is still good in the race, even with long-lasting, full load, even if it would be quieter. But this card is not for nothing the cheapest RX-2070 model from Palit. GPU-Z then also shows us the performance data of the map in the first overview:

The gaming performance without factory OC is on average of the comparative measurements approx. 5% below the performance of the Founders Edition with a light factory OC. The overclocking of this card is somewhat limited, because more than 114% of the Power Target is unfortunately not included here either. With this I was able to keep 1845 MHz in a fully warmed-up state, resulting in a performance increase of approx. 6 to 8%. In the end, this not only overtakes the VU in the FPS, but also certainly hardly gets louder.

The power consumption is now approx. 193 watts, which is slightly above the values of the Founders Edition, whereby you can act much more economical and efficient in the factory state without overclocking. If you compare this with a GeForce GTX 1080, the new card as a board partner variant is even much more economical! With approx. 111% Power Target is also exactly as fast with the Palit RTX 2070 Dual as with the Founders Edition, after all.

The detailed individual benchmarks of the GeForce RTX 2070 can be read again here for better orientation: Nvidia RTX 2070 Ti Founders Edition in test – Complicated equation with many unknowns.

We can also see very nicely from the detailed curves that the spikes, i.e. the peak loads, with less than 209 watts also remain very manageable:

Now, however, there is also a certain reason, because Palit has interpreted the load-balancing a little too optimistically. In the normal gaming or torture loop, the motherboard connection with 5.6 amperes is already just above the standard limit of 5.5 amperes, but still within any measurement tolerances. With the OC with 114% Power Target, however, the average is already 6.6 amperes with tips of almost 11 amperes!

Of course, nothing will flare up at first, but firstly there is a standard to be complied with again, secondly I trust e.g. the thin 4-layer low-cost motherboards of the SI do not have a metre over the path (where usually not even the reserve pin is connected with 12V) and thirdly, such pointless and superfluous tips are then audible in the audio branch. So you can also hear scrolling. On the other hand, coil fieps are like home holidays.

I informed Palit immediately, because in the end it is not something that cannot be easily fixed by means of a BIOS update. Because you don't have to celebrate 83 watts over the motherboard, while an 8-pin and a 6-pin together at a total of only 110 watts froze on the Zugspitze at the top. It's just thoughtless, sorry.


The following measured values of the tabular overview were determined in practice and supplemented with the other frame data:

Palit GeForce RTX 2070 Dual
Palit GeForce RTX 2070 Dual OC (114% PT)
Max. Boost:
1575 MHz 1845 MHz
Power consumption:
165 watts 193 watts
-5 to -6% to FE +2 to +3% to FE
<= 66°C <= 74°C
Air speed: < 1422 U/min < 1620 U/min
Volume: < 36 dB(A) < 37 dB(A)
Dimensions: 29.5 (L) + 11.0 (H) + 3.4 (D) cm
Weight: 817 grams
Price (SRP): 519 euros


Summary and conclusion

Nvidia's short-term but very strong request to the board partners to also buy tickets at the level of the EIA of 519 euros incl. Vat. has also worn at Palit. However, the Palit GeForce RTX 2070 Dual has not been designed as generously as e.g. the GeForce RTX 2070 Armor from MSI. But I see the Palit card more as a really cheap offer than the MSI card, the price of which will be hard to keep safe. I strongly assume that MSI will push a cheaper model underneath, because the Armor is just too well equipped.

Still buy? Why not, if it's supposed to be a decent card for 1440p? However, you should be very sure to own a usable motherboard as a base, if you really want to do the 6.6 ampere on the slot with the OC. Or you can wait for a BIOS update that will be as safe as the amen in the church. Or you can wait for Palit's in-house bling bling models. Or… There is always any reason for or against a product, so I stop at this point. I would just repeat myself anyway…



Due to the very late sampling, which took place only the day before the launch, I have to submit the complete individual tests later. These short tests are the result of a longer night and day action up to the launch date, because on the one hand I found the Founders Edition available to my colleague rather unspectacular and on the other hand, from my point of view, this was not of any relevance for the market. Has.

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Igor Wallossek

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