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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 #41 of 42
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Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

I voted NO. I like back plates but IMO it's good that we have both cheap stripped down no-frills variations and the premium card variations of GPU's.

What about the gtx 690 not coming with one and it's $1000. I got the no frills version?
    
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post #42 of 42
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

What about the gtx 690 not coming with one and it's $1000. I got the no frills version?

I do agree that something as premium as a gtx 690 should have a back-plate. But ones you start to go down the price ladder there should be cheap options around. There is also the question of back-plate material. A plastic back-plate is obviously much cheaper then a machined aluminium one. IMO a +$500 GPU should have an aluminium back-plate considering thous cards usually have very good profit margins anyway.
    
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