GPU backplates are covers for the back portion of a video card’s circuit board. While initially they were simply aesthetic covers, modern backplates also serve as passive coolers to help cool hot spots on the back side of the card. Though their primary purpose is still covering the scattered circuitry on the back side of the video card and giving it a clean integrated look. While compatibility is the most important thing to consider when purchasing a GPU backplate, there are far fewer variations to worry about than when choosing the GPU water block. TITAN RIG carries GPU backplates from some of the best names in the industry for a wide range of video cards.