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3070 Ti Palit

Palit – GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti GamingPro thermal pad sizes

Looks like this GPU shares the exact same design as Gainward – GeForce RTX™ 3070 Phoenix, however VRAM thicknesses are different according to the data sheet. It’s not clear that they are different for real or one of the document is wrong. Please note that I’ve already found some anomaly at the Gainward model.

VRAMs use 2.25mm and rest of the PCB is mostly 1mm thicknesses (except Pad 29).

For the VRAMs I suggest to use 2.5mm of GELID Extreme series as they are soft enough to compress to the required size. I wouldn’t be surprised if standard 2mm works well too.

For Pad 29 I’d either leave the factory pad or use 1.5mm of GELID Extreme.

  • Pad 29: 8x8x1.25mm
  • Pad 26: 61×5.5x1mm
  • Pad 25: 62x7x1mm
  • Pad 24: 9.5×9.5x1mm
  • Pad 23: 7x7x1mm (4 pieces needed)
  • Pad 22: 20x7x1mm (2 pieces needed)
  • Pad 21: 27.1×14.2×2.25mm
  • Pad 20: 40.6×14.2×2.25mm
  • Pad 19: 42×14.2×2.25mm
Watch thermal pad replacement video
VRAM front:80x40x2.5mm
Pads on the side:80x40x1mm
Source:Branimir Grbešić

Sizes guide

  • The scrissor sign next to a size means it can be cut out from that slice of thermal pad. It is not the actual size! Example: 80x40x2mm
  • One dimension size means it’s the thickness of that pad. Example: 1mm
  • Two or three dimension sizes – with no scrissor sign – means it’s most probably an actual size. Example 100x14x1.5mm

About sizes

Sizes you find here come from various sources. Most of them reported by my clients whom successfully replaced their GPUs’ factory thermal pads with high quality aftermarket pads – getting significant results in their temperature drop. Some of these sizes are actual measurements and others just collected from random users on such websites like Reddit, YouTube or official / unofficial forums.

Do your own research

Please note that I cannot take any responsibility for the sizes appearing here. Do your own research as well before buying and replacing anything.


  • Make sure your pads and GPU die contacts well with the heatsink.
  • Always test your graphic cards and devices in controlled environment.

Share your experience

If you have more accurate information regarding the sizes or anything that worths mentioning please don’t hesitate to share us in the comment form below.


  1. Alan

    This measures are not right. I change all my pads like this post and my card is still overheating. I bought same pads sizes and brands as you recommend but GPU die is overheating, so i need to try another pads thicknesses in my VRAM because of misinformation.

  2. Felix

    I bought a used bitcoin mining card of this specific model that overheats and shuts down at 70% load when testing 3dmark. The original thermal pads had badly degraded. Followed the guide here (the only usable guide in fact that I could google) to the letter and finally I could squeeze 100% load without overheating.

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