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Had a quick enough switch. backplate the same.

Guess it's good physical support, even if no-go on better temps... wish I had it on 100% for all the manhandling I did on my card tonight to test this dang thing........
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Your results are interesting. However, are you only measuring idle temps? Or are your load temps also 1 degree higher as well? Personally, I can live with an idle increase of 1 degree - it's the load that concerns me more as we all do not want extra heat where it matters the most. wink.gif

Regardless, I will be picking up a couple some time in January whenever EVGA releases the GTX 570 version. It's true that the 580 will fit, but if I'm going for it I may as well have it match. Yes it is partially about aesthetics, but the other part, for me, is the stabilizing of my PCB. I have two 570's and the bottom one is installed on the lowest PCIe slot to help with airflow, and because of this, there is only one screw holding the card up in my Corsair 800D case. Sadly, that bottom card is sagging so the sooner they release that backplate, the better. frown.gif
     
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Originally Posted by VirtualJockey;11720046 
Greetings everyone. Just received my GTX 580 backplate in the mail today.

First off, the backplate looks nice. Also, I guess it would do a good job of protecting the back of your card if you are prone to damaging the back of your cards?

Unfortunately, I was under the false assumption that this eVGA backplate was some sort of heatsink.
Under stock idle, OC idle, stock load, and OC load, the backplate made my temps exactly 1 degree hotter in each category, tested twice with the backplate on and off. I guess since it doesn't actually make contact with the transistors or chips on the back of the card, it just traps the warm air inside a little bit.

Conclusion:

Pros:
The backplate looks nice

More PCB support to keep it from flexing


Cons:
Paying $20 to make your card hotter by 1 Degree Celsius.

Pretty much just "bling" for your GPU.


This baby will be going back to eVGA if they allow a return.
...If not, anybody looking for a slightly used eVGA backplate?

get some thermal pads and stick them on the card, that though help transfer the heat to the backplate..
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