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I.have a backplate and I took it off and I had no temp difference. So does a backplate only help if you are WC?
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Some people notice a temp difference, but mostly backplates just look good.
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Backplates are very much a cosmetic thing, they supposedly help cool the VRAM but I very much doubt they do. They are mainly for looks only.
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post #4 of 8
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See that's what I thought and you k kw there really are any heatsinks on the plate so it really is aesthetic....
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yeah mostly for looks better than seeing the pcb imo. but i dont have one i remember i contacted evga about high temps on my card and they tried to push a sale of one claiming it might help me lol i was like BS you back plate kanivers
    
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post #6 of 8
Protection too, every once in a while you see posts about someone working on the rig & knocking a resistor or cap off the back of the gpu PCB, with a backplate there worst case scenario is a scratch on the plate.
They don't really do anything for temps & overclocks. I don't order backplates for cards that don't come with them, but leave them on when it has one.
    
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post #7 of 8
A backplate can also give a card support cant it? Its no fun having a card start to warp downwards, ive had it happen.
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post #8 of 8
Looks primarily. It helps protect the PCB of course if you drop anything on it for whatever reason thumb.gif
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