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Poll Results: All GPU's should have a backplate

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 65% of voters (55)
    Yes
  • 20% of voters (17)
    No
  • 14% of voters (12)
    Maybe
84 Total Votes  
post #1 of 42
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Am i the only bloke that thinks all mid - high end GPU's should come with backplates.

I really think that backplates look amazing. Granted they probably dont have an thermal relevance But they look amazing.

What do you guys think>
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I was a little disappointed when my card didn't come with one. Even though neither the store page or the manufacturer's product page had any detail on a backplate, or if there is a backplate produced to my card.
I like my stuff lean and clean, and a backplate does that to a card in my opinion.
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EVGA spoiled the hell out of me with back plates now for a little over two years. Having a back plate for protection and aesthetics is nice.

Vendors should provide protection on both sides of the GPU without any pcb exposed to minimize chance of static electricity or physical damage.
     
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post #5 of 42
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I know right, Those are all great comments. I wonder what others think?
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post #6 of 42
Some people will not agree but I do think that backplates should be mandatory but this does add to the costs. One solution would be to offer them as an extra accessory (like what EVGA has been doing).

Worst case, you can try getting one which is custom made. I've come across this place too:

http://www.coldzero.eu/category.php?id_category=5
post #7 of 42
Ya, I think all highend cards should have a back plate. Especially larger cards. My FTW's had a bit of sag without the plates. Bought the matching plates and no more sag. I didn' notice any thermal benfit though.

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post #8 of 42
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I really think almost any gpu looks better with a backplate to hide the pcb.
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post #9 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aussie View Post

I really think almost any gpu looks better with a backplate to hide the pcb.

I'm the opposite, the more PCB/chips/etc. exposed in a nice design, the better biggrin.gif>
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post #10 of 42
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Wow I didnt think anyone would prefer the pcb without a backplate. The bonus with the backplate is that when you want you can remove it and your pcb will be just like new.

I actually havent seen a single gpu that wouldnt look better with a backplate. but thats just my opinion
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