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Windows 7: Your Take on Vid Card Backplate?

18 Feb 2016   #11
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I totally agree LF, but that`s not what they are designed for, it`s just an added bonus if they do.

Which they rarely do because they don`t even touch the chip.

It`s not even something to consider when buying a backplate.

Once again, look at the MSI card I posted, it`s beautiful.

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti DirectX 12 GTX 980TI GAMING 6G 6GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ATX Video Card - Newegg.com
Yes it is!


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18 Feb 2016   #12
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Well like most things, the opinions on cooling are all over the place.
I haven't done any tests to prove one way or the other.
I would think that it depends on the video card and the air circulation path through the case.
Just looking good is enough reason for me to have backing plates.

Some examples. I haven't found and definite answer.

Benefits of metal backplate on graphics card? - Super User

Does the backplate really do anything? - EVGA Forums

GPU backplate?
The common agreement seems to be: looks, rigidity, and protection.
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18 Feb 2016   #13
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for all the posts and the education!
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24 Feb 2016   #14
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Update: I finally got around to putting in the video card in the new build today, and yes I used the back plate

Again, thanks Everyone!
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24 Feb 2016   #15
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TDKMate View Post
Update: I finally got around to putting in the video card in the new build today, and yes I used the back plate

Again, thanks Everyone!
It didn't happen unless you post pictures (not to mention we are all nosy curious).
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26 Feb 2016   #16
ron7000

Windows 7 x64, ultimate/pro/home, SLES x86 & ia64
 
 

i would argue against any impact on heat dissipation, because even if the back plate were aluminum or copper it would not help dissipate heat since the heat source is coming from the gpu on the other side of the pcb. there is no path of conduction for heat to travel along metal on to the metal back plate to then dissipate.

all the graphics card cooling is happening on the front side of the card above the gpu thanks to the cover and the fans there, along with any heat sinks or heat pipes mounted onto the gpu.... just like how a cpu cooler works.
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26 Feb 2016   #17
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TDKMate View Post
Update: I finally got around to putting in the video card in the new build today, and yes I used the back plate

Again, thanks Everyone!
It didn't happen unless you post pictures (not to mention we are all nosy curious).
That's a good one! OK, photo of the back plate attached. I guess for aesthetics, I should have removed that red SATA cable going to my optical drive first...
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26 Feb 2016   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Dang anyone tell you to back up a little
Those wires do look close
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26 Feb 2016   #19
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ron7000 View Post
i would argue against any impact on heat dissipation, because even if the back plate were aluminum or copper it would not help dissipate heat since the heat source is coming from the gpu on the other side of the pcb. there is no path of conduction for heat to travel along metal on to the metal back plate to then dissipate.

all the graphics card cooling is happening on the front side of the card above the gpu thanks to the cover and the fans there, along with any heat sinks or heat pipes mounted onto the gpu.... just like how a cpu cooler works.
Actually, there are some GPU card back plates that do dissipate heat. Here are some examples:

[guide] gtx 275 backplate for gtx 260 installation/compatibility - EVGA Forums

asus 6870 Dcu rasa uni gpu
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26 Feb 2016   #20
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Dang anyone tell you to back up a little
Those wires do look close
LOL - Well... I didn't know how else to get a shot of the back plate

It doesn't look like it, now that you mention it, but that cable is well away from the heat sink fan, and I have it tied up so it doesn't move around any.
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