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what do blackplates do and is it worth it to get one for my gtx 570?
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post #2 of 29
It helps dissipate the heat a bit better. I added an evga one to my gtx470 and helped drop it a couple of degrees. You typically have to have a reference card for it to work.
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is the 570 a ref card?
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post #4 of 29
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Originally Posted by thrgk View Post
what do blackplates do and is it worth it to get one for my gtx 570?
They are mostly for rigidity, looks, and some can lower temps. Some can even protect your card a little from a WC leak, but yeah mostly for looks.
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It's designed to look good and lower temp but from what I have read so far, it looks better than what it really do with temp. But I still want it none the less
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is the 570 a ref card?
Depends on what 570 you have.

Is it special edition? Like MSI TwinFrozr or something along those lines?

Or a plain jane one?
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post #7 of 29
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evga normal one
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post #8 of 29
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evga normal one
then your good to go!
post #9 of 29
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also, is there a aftermarket fan cooler for the 570 to keep it cooler? a good one thats better then the stock one
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post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by thrgk View Post
also, is there a aftermarket fan cooler for the 570 to keep it cooler? a good one thats better then the stock one

Not too sure there are any yet that you can just buy separately...
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