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Well will it fit and work?
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Yes. All manufacturers used the same reference design.
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Originally Posted by Kaldari View Post
Yes. All manufacturers used the same reference design.
Not true at all. While most 460s do use the 2 DVI, 1 mini-HDMI design, Palit and Zotac cards use different designs with full size HDMI, 2 DVI and either VGA or displayport.

Not sure why you'd bother using an evga backplate on a gigabyte 460 though as it blows hardly any air out the back.
Edited by Caleo - 1/6/11 at 3:56am
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Not true at all. While most 460s do use the 2 DVI, 1 mini-HDMI design, there are some like palit iirc with like, 2 DVI, full size HDMI and VGA.

Not sure why you'd bother using an evga backplate on a gigabyte 460 though as it blows hardly any air out the back.
Who's talking about 460s?
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Not true at all. While most 460s do use the 2 DVI, 1 mini-HDMI design, Palit and Zotac cards use different designs with full size HDMI, 2 DVI and either VGA or displayport.

Not sure why you'd bother using an evga backplate on a gigabyte 460 though as it blows hardly any air out the back.
Notice how it says 480 and also notice how it says reference, if it has that many ports it is not reference by design.

The backplate is more for the fact that it protects the circuitry on the back when you are handling it.
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My bad. I simply read it as 460.
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Well will it fit and work?
Check the backplate installation guide here to see if your card matches that:
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=532406&mpage=1

If your card is reference, then the chance is high, I suppose.

According to EVGA, the backplate helps about 2C while the high-flow bracket drops temp up to 5C drop, depending on card configuration and case air flow.
These numbers seem believable as a few members in EVGA forum posted similar figures.

The backplate can only transfer heat away where it makes contact with the card. So, it is basically via thermal pad sticking onto the back of the GPU area. Good case ventilation is the key here. If a fan (eg Antec Spot Cool) is aimed right at that surface area, 2C is not hard to believe.
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It will work. I put a HFB, and backplate on my PNY 480.
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I have a Koolance full coverage block and it is pretty darn heavy.So I am looking for 2 things from the back plate.More rigid pcb with the weight and a little bit better cooling.
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I have a Koolance full coverage block and it is pretty darn heavy.So I am looking for 2 things from the back plate.More rigid pcb with the weight and a little bit better cooling.
Then, you need to make sure the screw thread size and depth between the Koolance block and the backplate are compatible.
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