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EVGA GTX 295 Backplate Performance Tested - 20C Temp Drop!!

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January 27, 2009 4:37:07 AM

I have some great news for you guys. :D 

So I got my EVGA GTX 295 Plus cards today from Micro Center for $479 each. The backplates also arrived from EVGA in the mail, and I thought I'd give you guys the rundown on what kind of temperature differences you can expect with and without the backplate installed.


Without further adue, pics:



Hmm, wonder what's in the sunlit bag. ;) 







Here are some shots you don't normally see. For those who don't own an EVGA GTX 295, the shell is made out of hard rubber:



Inside of the heatsink:



Backplates:









As you can tell, the aluminum really is only 1mm thin as mentioned in the specs:







And now for the grand finale:


Idle Temperature WITHOUT backplate (stock speed) - 48/51C




Idle Temperature WITH backplate (stock speed) - 49/51C




Load Temperature WITHOUT backplate (stock speed) - 91/93C




Load Temperature WITH backplate (stock speed) - 70/63C




Let's recap:



Idle Temperatures

Without backplate - 48/51C
With backplate - 49/51C


Load Temperatures

Without backplate - 91/93C
With backplate - 70/63C




add to the fact that my Thermalright TRUE Copper is idling my Core i7 965 Extreme at 23C and this is a dream come true! :D 
January 27, 2009 3:18:02 PM

QQ ill trade you pcs.
January 27, 2009 3:25:16 PM

HI,
I'm not sure I understand really well what you say. you add a backplate to your card coming form evga. The backplate is an additionnal cost or it's a missing part when you bought your card ?

Can you tell me if that backplate is required in other model of gtx295" I have bfg gtx-295 and I will check If that kind of plate is present on my card.

Thanks.

P.S. I always think they will ship a card with all his pieces except for liquid cooling on third partu air cooling"
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January 27, 2009 3:44:58 PM

The EVGA GTX 295 backplate is an additional accessory that can be purchased for $20 from EVGA's site. It is not required, nor is it needed for the card to operate properly according to Nvidia specifications. It does, however, serve as a nice aesthetic accessory and can significantly bring down load temperatures. :) 
January 27, 2009 3:51:25 PM

Its a back plate ... im confused ... it hekp COOLING ... the card still take its air flow the same way ... ? the pics dont really show anything new... just a backplate ! HOW it can help cooling ! loll
January 27, 2009 3:53:31 PM

quad sli, LOL
January 27, 2009 4:09:13 PM

boulard83 said:
Its a back plate ... im confused ... it hekp COOLING ... the card still take its air flow the same way ... ? the pics dont really show anything new... just a backplate ! HOW it can help cooling ! loll


It transfers heat away from the surface (PCB) of the card through a small thermal pad that is sandwiched between the PCB and the backplate.
January 27, 2009 4:12:46 PM

haaaa , thx, its clear now ;) 
January 27, 2009 8:54:07 PM

Nice. Btw, do they have it for the GTX280/260?
January 27, 2009 8:57:49 PM

Shadow703793 said:
Nice. Btw, do they have it for the GTX280/260?


Nope, the backplate is only for GTX 285 and GTX 295.
January 28, 2009 5:45:06 AM

Alright guys, I know you've been waiting for my follow up on this. Here it is:

I ran the Load w/ backplate test again for 1134 seconds, Furmark Xtreme Burning Test, 100% fan speed, and I still got 68/61C

January 28, 2009 1:41:52 PM

awesome ! :D 

i had an EVGA 9800gtx+ COD waw idled at 57-58 @ 75% fan speed.
Now i have a SLI 9800gtx+ (BFG) CODwaw idle at 50c @ 50% fans speed ...
the BFG's seems to lock the FPS @ 60fps so they dont work to much for no reason. ALL games i play are stuck @ 60fps. Only 3dmark runs FULL.
January 29, 2009 1:28:26 PM

....it is called V-SYNC.. try disabling it via nvidia control panel.
January 29, 2009 5:21:18 PM

ILL TRY IT LATER, im working right now.
February 6, 2009 11:00:23 PM

How did you get the card for $479 I still see that card at $599 at micro center :( 
February 7, 2009 8:10:50 PM

I picked up my BFG 295 for $430 at my local Micro Center. Just be patient and ask when they get their shipments in. Also, I can confirm that the backplate works on BFG cards as well.
February 17, 2009 8:24:46 PM

This forum is full of idiots.
May 3, 2009 10:53:16 AM

spydercanopus said:
This forum is full of idiots.

Yes you are correct !
The backplate is rising the temp. !!!

May 12, 2009 3:11:32 AM

spydercanopus said:
This forum is full of idiots.


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Anonymous
November 10, 2009 5:32:47 AM

so i have 2 GTX 295's in quad sli (liquid cooled) and was wudering what i should expect for temps? currently they idel at 35c and run all games (including Crysis @ 1920 X 1080 0n high) at 47c.

we have the same dream!




FYI- i dont recall them getting over 75c air cooled.





AMD Phenom II 965

8 gig DDR3

2 X raptors in raid 0

2 X GTX 295's quad sli

MSI NF980-G65

Razer Barracuda sound card w/Razer headset

Kingwin 1220 watt psu

Liquid cooled (Koolance) cpu and gpu's
Windows 7 Ultamate 64


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5roAxDFTMjo



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