Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > Video Cards

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old February 19, 2011, 08:28 AM
Delavan's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mtl
Posts: 1,149
Default Newer XFX HD6970 no backplate?

Hey,

I just red some topic on the NCIX forum and it seems like the latest XFX 6970 being shipped don't have a backplate anymore...so the non ref cards already started to trickle-in...

The backplates are great, pretty stupid they take them off to save 2$...
__________________
i7 4770K @ 4.5GHz / Corsair H100i / Maximus VI HERO / 8GB Corsair Vengeance Red LP 1.5V 1866 / N560GTX Ti Twin FROZR II OC / Corsair Performance Pro 128GB SSD / Intel 520 120GB SSD / WD Black 640 GB storage

ROG G53SX laptop: i7 2630QM / 12GB DDR3 / GTX560m 2GB / 750GB 7200rpm (14 000 3Dmarks06)
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old February 19, 2011, 08:54 AM
lowfat's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Grande Prairie, AB
Posts: 8,071

My System Specs

Default

The backplates are for looks only anyways. There are no important IC's on the back of the card.
__________________
Mael
Big Lian Li
Forever Alone
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old February 19, 2011, 09:41 AM
Delavan's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mtl
Posts: 1,149
Default

I realize it's more for show, but it looks nice, also, it helps a little to keep the card/PCB straight.

and don't forget that those cards don't use the volterra Voltage regulation components, but cheaper stuff...

But hey, people are ordering GTX backplates from EVGA online, so some people like 'em on both red and green team!!!
__________________
i7 4770K @ 4.5GHz / Corsair H100i / Maximus VI HERO / 8GB Corsair Vengeance Red LP 1.5V 1866 / N560GTX Ti Twin FROZR II OC / Corsair Performance Pro 128GB SSD / Intel 520 120GB SSD / WD Black 640 GB storage

ROG G53SX laptop: i7 2630QM / 12GB DDR3 / GTX560m 2GB / 750GB 7200rpm (14 000 3Dmarks06)

Last edited by Delavan; February 19, 2011 at 09:48 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old February 22, 2011, 06:41 AM
Varroa's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: National Capital Region, Canada
Posts: 746

My System Specs

Default

The backplate makes big difference when adding a waterblock or after-market cooler. My 4890 (no backplate) always had a curve to it after I added a waterblock, my 6950 (with backplate) has no such curve and the waterblock on it is heaver and the card is longer. Even my 2900XT (with backplate) didn't curve with a waterblock. If you are running stock then it makes only a aesthetic effect but if you want a heavy after-market cooling option then it makes a big difference.
__________________
GAMER: Win7 Pro x64, I7 3770K (stock) (CM 212+), Asus P8Z77-V Pro, Gigabyte 7970 OC Ghz Edition 3 GB, Corsair Vengeance LP 4 x 4GB DDR3 1600Mhz, Crucial M4 120 GB + 256GB, Crucial M500 480 GB SSD, 1TB WD Blk, BRD, HX750W, Auz X-Fi Prelude, & Fractal Design Arc MIDI R2

Lenovo Ideapad Y510p: i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz (undervolted by 80mV), 16GB DDR3L-1866MHz, Intel GMA 4600HD / SLI'ed Nvidia Geforce GT 755M 2GB GDDR5, 240 GB Crucial SSD, 128GB M.2 SSD, 15.6" HD+ Glossy LED
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sapphire HD6970 - possible DVI port problem Jeff1961 Video Cards 5 September 23, 2011 11:57 AM
HD6950, possible unlock to HD6970. lowfat Video Cards 72 January 20, 2011 10:13 AM
GTX570 or HD6970 ? Help me decide please. THS Video Cards 9 December 25, 2010 10:36 AM
AMD HD6970 pictured... Delavan Rumor Mill 58 December 15, 2010 06:28 AM
Newer 8600m drivers Cheator Video Cards 0 April 7, 2008 03:38 PM