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I remember the cool think I noticed about the GTX 260 and 280 cards was that they had a cool shielding on top of the card rather than just the PCB.

But I also saw a shot of the new GTX 260 Core and it didn't appear to have that. Is this something nVidia has done away with? If so it's too bad because from inside the case I bet it looks much cooler with the shielding.
 

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I think he talking about the big cooling plate for the backside of the vid card.
there is a thread here somewhere but I could not find it. was an EVGA device I believe.

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I agree that the backplate did make the card look cooler in the case(especially if you have a window mod). Correct me if im wrong, but i thought the backplate was for memory chip cooling.
Yes the backplate is indeed the memory heatsink of the gtx260 and 280.
 

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The GTX260 55nm and GTX285 have all their memory on one side and no longer need the backplate.
 

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The GTX260 55nm and GTX285 have all their memory on one side and no longer need the backplate.

Just what I was about to say...
 

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Damn, that sux. I think they should have left the panel on though for looks. I mean why is the cool looking part of the card facing down so all we have to look at is a PCB board?
 

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Damn, that sux. I think they should have left the panel on though for looks. I mean why is the cool looking part of the card facing down so all we have to look at is a PCB board?
IDK but i agree it would be cool looking to have a backplate on all video cards
 
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