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EVGA Intros Backplate for GeForce GTX 570

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    EVGA released a swanky new backplate for reference-design NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 graphics cards, such as the ones it sells. The backplate fits onto the reverse side of the PCB, absorbing and radiating some of the card's heat. It also covers up components on the reverse side, making the card look better when installed. Available from EVGA's online store, this piece of brushed metal goes for US $19.99.

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  2. buggalugs

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    wow $20 for a backplate? I got mine for free it came with the card.
  3. Arrakis+9

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    This is for any reference design that didnt come with one.

    on another note, i wonder if it comes with thermal pads
  4. nINJAkECIL

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    with a drilling machine, a little patience and an hour of labor, I could make my own.

    well, I guess anyone who bought this were un-patience ones who couldn't spent an hour of their precious gaming time

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    wait.....
    this is expensive because it has eVGA name stamped on :cool:
  5. overclocking101

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    there is nothing to cool on the back of the 570 is there?? the ram is all on the front yes??
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    Yup, bracket sold separately!
  7. Arrakis+9

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    reverse side of the pcb under the gpu gets awufuly hot, im assuming its just like the backplate that i got for my 275, thermal pad over the back of the gpu > aluminum backplate = 1~2c better temps
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    Or, spend $25 shipped for a nice quality product that looks great and is perfectly designed to fit and be done with it.
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    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.
  10. Arrakis+9

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    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
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    I know, I have one on my card and it made zero difference. Definitely makes it look good though.
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    May be some of us make more than $20/hr so making our own back plate is not worth it ;)
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    I love backplates, I think all cards should have a back plate as a standard. :rockout:
  14. Patches O'Houlihan

    Patches O'Houlihan New Member

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    It's so glorious!!!

    I agree with Randomflip. They really need to make one for the GTX460s because those things look like the bomb diggity. I don't care if it's non-functional just as long as it looks good.
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    that`s just keep it from shorting on the resistors.They do how ever protect you from slipping when taking the card out and take out some of them little resistors,I did that to one of my 4870`s and was poed ,Had to wait 4 months for it to come back :banghead::roll:
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    It could help reduce sagging and bending after replacing the the stock cooler with an aftermarket one.
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    An hour of my time is worth more than $20.

    It isn't even $25 shipped, eVGA offers free shipping on all their products, so it is a flat $20.:toast:
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    Why they don't install one or two low PRM fan on the board? That could help for radiating the heat of the graphics card.

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