We might have seen quite a number of GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards from Palit during our visit to its HQ recently but this particular device caught our attention as well. Called G-Panel, it is essentially allows users to monitor the status of their GeForce graphics card without much hassle.
Among statistics that the G-Panel is designed to show on its 3.12-inch LCD display are GPU clock speed, GPU voltage, fan speed, card temperature, graphics card specifications, BIOS version and driver version as well as the time on the PC. Designed to fit the 5.25-inch bay on standard PC cases, it utilized one of the USB 3.0 headers on one’s motherboard to function although it can also be used as an external device by plugging it into a USB Type-A port.
Alongside the display, the G-Panel also comes with a set of USB 3.0 Type-A and Type-C ports on its front area. While we were told that it works with any GeForce graphics card regardless of the card’s manufacturer, it is not clear whether the support is limited to just Pascal-based cards or will also include the older Maxwell-based cards.
As for release date, the G-Panel will be made available at the end of June alongside Palit’s GeForce GTX 1080 line-up. We were informed that there are plans to bundle the device with some of these cards but specific details are yet to be confirmed as the company is still finalizing the product for its release. Guess we should be hearing more about it later this month then.