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Just got this EVGA GTX 580 backplate from performance-pcs.com. I like it! It has a black brushed steel finish with grey matte lettering. Pretty straight forward installation, 12 screws is all. They said is lowers temperatures by acting as a heatsink but I don't know, it doesn't make contact with the PCB, as there are little rubber risers preventing just that.




The little risers:


Step 3 is funny


Installed:




Edited by brkbeatjunkie - 1/25/11 at 1:12pm
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post #2 of 41
no it doesnt lower temps liek a heat sink because there is no thermal pad

its more for looks and protection for the back of the card in case something falls or scratches the pcb.
Edited by subliminally incorrect - 1/21/11 at 6:19pm
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post #3 of 41
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They said is lowers temperatures by acting as a heatsink but I don't know..
Mainly for the look. I got a couple of backplates on my 570s also. That and the high flow brackets or whatever they call them. I'd say the bracket actually helps lower the temp more than the backplate.
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I know thanks, I was being sarcastic about it lowering temps.
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I know thanks, I was being sarcastic about it lowering temps.
oh ok, well, cool nonetheless. NOW OC THAT BEAST!!!!
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oh ok, well, cool nonetheless. NOW OC THAT BEAST!!!!
weird, I was getting 800+ fps in kombustor last night with a 470, but now with this 580 im only getting 450 fps..

currently testing 925/1850/2025(stock mem)
Edited by brkbeatjunkie - 1/21/11 at 6:45pm
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post #7 of 41
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weird, I was getting 800+ fps in kombustor last night with a 470, but now with this 580 im only getting 450 fps..

currently testing 925/1850/2025(stock mem)
ive read that the bios on gtx 580 cards downclocks when its being stressed with known gpu stressing applications like combustor because nvidia beleives tht these programs shoudl not be used ont he gpu. its an unrealistic load.

so instead, what i do is just put the crysis bench on 99 loops for stress testing and stability.
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ive read that the bios on gtx 580 cards downclocks when its being stressed with known gpu stressing applications like combustor because nvidia beleives tht these programs shoudl not be used ont he gpu. its an unrealistic load.

so instead, what i do is just put the crysis bench on 99 loops for stress testing and stability.
The graph is showing full clocks on the core and memory, unlesss nvidia does it without us knowing it or something
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The graph is showing full clocks on the core and memory, unlesss nvidia does it without us knowing it or something
have you tried any other benchmarking software? i wouldnt trust kombuster 100% with the downclocking issue.

if you really want to get rid of this issue, try this


http://www.techpowerup.com/134460/Di...ing-GPU-Z.html
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have you tried any other benchmarking software? i wouldnt trust kombuster 100% with the downclocking issue.

if you really want to get rid of this issue, try this


http://www.techpowerup.com/134460/Di...ing-GPU-Z.html
it seems call of duty is seemingly sluggish as well. it was dipping below 60 while i was playing , like well into the low 40's and that never happens.
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