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does the backplate have tim pads on them for the ram chips on the backside? I saw some reviews and the backplate didn't look like it cooled anything. it was just for looks.
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I have just come across an interesting review on overclockers.com...
http://www.overclockers.com/asus-gtx670-directcu-ii-top-gpu-review
"Unfortunately, the default PowerTune limit is just too low to let you unleash all the power this card has to offer. Hopefully, there will be a software solution to help improve that. ASUS has expressed willingness to send us a special BIOS and we’ll post results in the comments after we get a chance to play with it. They have even given us permission to distribute it (with a written disclaimer of potential card damage of course). You’ve got to love that kind of support for the overclocking community!"
I have just hit them up on twitter to try to find out more...

Good find! Hopefully they do get a bios that lets us increase the limit higher because I would love to see what kind of gains I might actually be able to get.

Please let us know if you find anything out.
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I used PSU Calc made by Phaedrus and it calculates 635W for my rig which should be fine but that noise ....... I'm not comfortable with it , gonna get a new PSU soon need to wait a week or two cause my recent upgrades didn't go unnoticed by the missus eye wink.gif
I think I'll be getting one of those :
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PSU calculators are good for "knowing" where to aim but only thing I trust is real life measurement, 600+ from calc I'd assume being somewhere around 550 real so your CM is working pretty hard

About PSU choice, call me old fashion but I'd only go for either Seasonic or Corsair, I don't really trust any other manufacturer than Seasonic and Corsair is just a cheap version of it wink.gif
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does the backplate have tim pads on them for the ram chips on the backside? I saw some reviews and the backplate didn't look like it cooled anything. it was just for looks.

I think the backplate is mainly just to help support the PCB to keep it from developing any sort of long-term damage or wear from flexing. I believe JJ mentioned it in a video about the ASUS GTX 680 on Newegg's Youtube channel.
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I think the backplate is mainly just to help support the PCB to keep it from developing any sort of long-term damage or wear from flexing. I believe JJ mentioned it in a video about the ASUS GTX 680 on Newegg's Youtube channel.
I don't think backplate is supporting much since it's not attached to rear io plate or what to call it. Well I guess it does support a little bit, but whole card still sags a bit, because backplate and rear io plate are 2 unattached pieces of metal. Weird design.
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I think the backplate is mainly just to help support the PCB to keep it from developing any sort of long-term damage or wear from flexing. I believe JJ mentioned it in a video about the ASUS GTX 680 on Newegg's Youtube channel.

Sadly the backplate is not connected to the metal bracket, so the card still flexes and sags at the edge of the PCB and where the bracket meet.
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this card's back plate is just for looks. no support and no vram cooling.
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Does DCII even have ram chips on the back of the PCB? Thought that was only on the reference boards headscratch.gif
    
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Does DCII even have ram chips on the back of the PCB? Thought that was only on the reference boards headscratch.gif

it does. I just looked at mine. there is a ~0.8mm space between the backplate and the pcb and you can see that there are ram chips on back. you can also see that the backplate doesn't touch anything.
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Good find! Hopefully they do get a bios that lets us increase the limit higher because I would love to see what kind of gains I might actually be able to get.
Please let us know if you find anything out.

i went and asked over there since i visit that forum as well. http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7231376#post7231376
they are still working on it.

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does the backplate have tim pads on them for the ram chips on the backside? I saw some reviews and the backplate didn't look like it cooled anything. it was just for looks.

no tim pads http://www.overclockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/asus-gtx670-dcii-39.jpg
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