Originally Posted by erocker
Nah. This backplate is for looks only. It does nothing to cool the card at all, same with the 580 version.. which is the same version only with 580 stamped on it.
actually.... if you look here : http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/M020-00-000225.pdf
there is a thermal pad on the underside of the backplate directly over the gpu area same goes for the 480 backplate