NVIDIA, this is NOT ok! - EKWB Active Backplates

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Many members of the PC community have started to notice a glaring issue with their RTX 3080 and 3090 series cards - excessive vRAM temperatures. Fortunately, the boys over at EKWB have cooked up an interesting solution to the problem with their own actively watercooled backplate. Let's see if it fixes NVIDIA's mistake!
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  • No idea what these RTX cards are. Rare species

    JasonJasonPäivä sitten
  • My 280 with ek active back plate is back in style.

    zeroibiszeroibisPäivä sitten
  • An excuse for linus to mine with his GPUs

    Rush CreativeRush Creative2 päivää sitten
  • 健哥硬刚NV经理,NB!.mp4

    WEIMIAO NIUWEIMIAO NIU2 päivää sitten
  • I just want to know where to get anything in the RTX 3 series :P

    Phillip WhitePhillip White4 päivää sitten
  • You need to mention this backplate is only compatible with Zotac cards

    AbsoluteSpeedAbsoluteSpeed4 päivää sitten
  • your sponsor are so dead now change it up man like tunnel bear 😂

    Taha YT614Taha YT6145 päivää sitten
  • Watch out AMD, NVIDIA coming for your crown in the heater business.

    Firstname LastnameFirstname Lastname5 päivää sitten
  • Even if the max operating temp is technically higher than what it maintains temperature at, that's not exactly good. Silicon gets worn down more and more quickly with each degree. A 10 degree difference in temps can mean a significant increase (or decrease) in operating lifetime by as much as 20-30%. And considering how small and fragile transistors are getting, it's only going to become a larger issue. 1 atom out of 500 knocked out of place is less of an issue for a transistor than 1 out of 50, or less. And heat almost primarily dictates how often that happens.

    EpicKaiserTomEpicKaiserTom5 päivää sitten
  • Will that backplate work with 3090 strix gaming?

    LukaszLukasz6 päivää sitten
  • So basically this is for miners not someone like me who hasn't seen major issues with heat on my 3090.

    ThexWITCHxMasterThexWITCHxMaster6 päivää sitten
  • 100.C for IC si completly normal. You ppl just dont know much about electronics and think that optimal temperature for IC is 21.C.

    Gospod NadskofGospod Nadskof6 päivää sitten
  • Great another computer you can't buy because its out of stock

    Ry RyRy Ry7 päivää sitten
  • Linus finally looks like a chad and not a virgin, bravo! Loving the beard.

    NyxiNyxi7 päivää sitten
  • When are we going to get GPUs with first-party water cooling?

    TatharTathar7 päivää sitten
  • Linus, Will you please let me work for you? Please.

    staringinwardstaringinward7 päivää sitten
  • Linus uses a 60,000 dollar flir camera to photograph a 1500 dollar gpu.

    basspigbasspig7 päivää sitten
  • If you can't buy one, it the problem even relevant?

    basspigbasspig7 päivää sitten
  • Can you build me a free pc and send it to me

    Aaden DelmarAaden Delmar8 päivää sitten
    • yeah sure whats your adress

      MatMat3 päivää sitten
  • Seeing this on my gtx 1060 max-q and going "hmmmmm...this is interesting"

  • 5:38 Every time I see somebody installing water cooling it makes my heart skip a beat. There’s gotta be a safer way to add water to the reservoir.

    Royal BluesRoyal Blues8 päivää sitten
  • Bottle Linus tech spit... Reading bottle upside down is unfortunate.

    Sašo MucSašo Muc8 päivää sitten
  • First

    Bumbabie BeeBumbabie Bee8 päivää sitten
  • At the risk of sounding pedantic, the temperatures were not "half". That isn't how the Celsius temperature scale works. You would have to use an absolute scale like Kelvin to determine the true relativity of the temperatures. In the case of 102°C vs 64°C, that would be 375K vs 337K, which is ~90%, not 63% (which you rounded to "half").

    Benjamin MBenjamin M8 päivää sitten
  • I know everyone here probably doesn't like crpytominers, but I don't like the idea of mining locks on GPUs. The company should not be telling me how to use a product I pay for. Its not even them saying you cant mine, its them making it so the product CANNOT be used in that way. After I pay for it, I should be able to use it any damn way I please.

    Ryan FreemanRyan Freeman8 päivää sitten
  • In 2005 the Xbox 360 launched with EDRAM "rated" for 105C... ... ... And the consoles ended up with over 80% failure rate.

    relaxxxrrrrelaxxxrrr8 päivää sitten
  • Ekwb stuff is amazing. My 3090 has no heating issues in gaming while massively overclocked. Mining is reliable under 85c memory junction temps.

    Cristian VargasCristian Vargas8 päivää sitten
  • I just had to. 8:23 - clicks "Next video" LOL.

    ZMacZ FurrehZMacZ Furreh9 päivää sitten
  • I'm a siple man, I see etherium I press dislike.

    KarafKaraf9 päivää sitten
  • LINUS what are you using to see/record those temps. i have the zotac 3090 with an ek waterblock and it gets up to about 65 degC while gaming but i cant see all those specific temps on the card with the monitoring software that i use.

    Matthew LupicaMatthew Lupica9 päivää sitten
  • After not watching ltt for like a week, I've realized how smug and annoying this guy can actually be. Man this channel has gotten bad :/

    First Name Last NameFirst Name Last Name9 päivää sitten
  • Linus, you are working too much with the same category: gaming hardware. This is the pinetree of FIstart diversity.

    PanosPanos9 päivää sitten
  • Late LTT videos are being auto aspect ratio by youtube resulting in huge side black bars

    YummerYummer9 päivää sitten
  • Miners - Here's how to get highest hashrate: In MSI Afterburner, press CTRL-F, shift-click and drag now select everything except 750mv. drag the selection of everything except 750 down. Click Apply. Setup a custom fan curve to make fans run at 80% over 52 degrees and 100% at 56 degrees. Now crank up your RAM to max. click apply. Now get the hacked copy of Nvidia Profile inspector and in section 5 turn off forced P2 state. Now in Nvidia driver, choose Max Performance in the Power Management Mode section.

    Rumple StilskinRumple Stilskin9 päivää sitten
  • I touched the backplate on my Strix 3090 and damned near burnt my hand!

    Jeffmorgan83Jeffmorgan8310 päivää sitten
  • I ordered 3 active backplates and they all came warped. They also didn't include 8mm screws as the manual says it should. I had to get 12mm screws to make it work. EKs quality has really gone down.

    Jeremy HighhouseJeremy Highhouse10 päivää sitten
  • It's Rewind time

    PangtundurePangtundure10 päivää sitten
  • Graphics card power consumption:350W Linus:TDP Linus cmon this us just petty at this point

    KhaensKhaens10 päivää sitten
  • Hi Linus Tech Tips,You don't have the cojones to have a beard. Get used to it. You will do better without the dead squirrel on your face. :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    REVIEWSREVIEWS10 päivää sitten
  • Got a reference 3090 here (Galax) and the VRAM hit 110C and ramped the fans to 100% when i tried mining Threw on the EK front and active back and now its 72C... nvidia dropped the ball on VRAM cooling

    Steven MusselwhiteSteven Musselwhite10 päivää sitten
  • Crypto mining; converting energy into heat, and creating E-waste great job world.....

    Vince WVince W10 päivää sitten
  • OK, can someone clear something up for me? I'm building my first computer and using water. I have the Aorus Xtreme Waterforce WB 3090. Based on this video, because it's already water cooled, I should be ok? Or is an active backplate still something I should consider if it's even available for this card?

    CaliGirlBaileyCaliGirlBailey10 päivää sitten
  • Thank you for this Linus. Rather people like it or not, mining algorithms are the best way to maximize a stress test on a GPU, and maybe even CPU. Some of these mining algorithms should be staple benchmarks to max test cores, and memory to its limit. So that we know how far not to take it. GDDR6X is new. So I appreciate you for testing it on everything, that way I know that I have a battle tested GPU when spending 1k+ on a GPU.. This is valuable information. Some of us just aren't soley gamers, some of us are gamers+digital artist/data scientists/etc.

    BrydandonBrydandon10 päivää sitten
  • The Problem is in a lot of cases that the Thermalpads dont have enough thermal conductivity. After I changed the pads on the backplate my card runs fine. But the backplate is very hot as it gets.

    Deef PurpleDeef Purple10 päivää sitten
  • That’s 212 degrees Amerenheit!

    Homo sapiens invictusHomo sapiens invictus10 päivää sitten
  • Sadly EK only make this active back block for a couple of cards. However....MP5Works do an add on cooling block that straps to the back of a regular backplate and works pretty well.

    somethingbritesomethingbrite10 päivää sitten
  • Micron GDDR6X chips are rated up to 105C. Literally a non-issue. Yes, the 3090 is at the absolute edge, that's the whole point. This is definitely ok NVIDIA.

    Olaf WillocxOlaf Willocx10 päivää sitten
  • Linus pls don't give advice to cryptominers. I hope their GPUs overheat and burn. They ruin the planet and they ruin gaming lmao

    Toni SchumacherToni Schumacher10 päivää sitten
    • im sorry what

      MatMat3 päivää sitten
  • Mining lock. Pfff mining is too lucrative right now, there is no way Nvidia will be able to make some sort of Mining lock that won't be circumvented it no time. Also if you are mining on the RTX 3090 you are either stupid or desprate. because you can get 3-4 RTX 3060 for the same price as a single RTX 3090 and those 3-4 cards will give you way more Hashing power than a single Rtx 3090 will. the powerdraw will be a little more but still ROI able in no time!

    wardopewardope10 päivää sitten
  • I'll have to wait for barrows to copy it, EK isn't planning on doing any waterblock for Gigabyte cards and with my waterblock my ram is still going up to 80 degrees.

    OnitGamingKOnitGamingK10 päivää sitten
  • Linus: You probably don't need this solution. Me: Yes, but consider, I WANT it.

    Winter ArkwrightWinter Arkwright11 päivää sitten
  • Sad Linus at the end, did you see it?

    TudorTudor11 päivää sitten
  • is i7-10870h is a good processor...........?

    Ankith GunupudiAnkith Gunupudi11 päivää sitten
  • I am curious how this would perform with some of the other solutions on the market like the optimus water cooling thick backplate with its 3mm thick fujipoly that covers the whole backside of the pcb (transfers heat off it fast) I don’t have the equipment to test it but i do have the optimus block that can be lent out. I am expecting stuff in to finish my permanent build soon. Been waiting on some brand watercooling products that have only been available to purchase recently.

    abc cbcabc cbc11 päivää sitten
  • What is the potential of developing AI on an Nvidia GPU to detect if someone is mining or gaming or watching videos or whatever to determine what to throttle or reduce power consumption to? Of course this will only be meta data collection on what you are doing but it is for the greater good... fistart.info/tv/videot/mqqa2JmWjbCbuN0.html

    Giovanni P.Giovanni P.11 päivää sitten
  • pc case doubles as an airfryer

    JayMcnayJayMcnay11 päivää sitten
  • someone needs to do a 'will it blend?' video for a 3090

    Karate Is a LanguageKarate Is a Language11 päivää sitten
  • You know it's bad when your Celsius temps start sounding hot to a Fahrenheit boy.

    bsharpmajorscalebsharpmajorscale11 päivää sitten
  • and if your dumb enough to by a 30 anything you should get taxed more

    Brian BertholdBrian Berthold11 päivää sitten
  • Linus, shave. You don't have the cojones to have a beard. Get used to it. You will do better without the dead squirrel on your face.

    Baron ClimeBaron Clime11 päivää sitten
    • My exact thoughts. He looks like the guy in the white van asking kids if they want candy.

      squoshisquoshi11 päivää sitten
  • Prius and Tesla owners- Save the world! then buy a 3080/90

    Swim FanSwim Fan11 päivää sitten
  • "You can't circumvent this message from our sponsor"..... _hits spacebar and stops video_ Not today Satan, I'll circumvent everything you throw at me.....altho now I'm _almost_ interested to know who the sponsor was....almost.......

    MaverickBlueMaverickBlue11 päivää sitten
  • linus hair kinda looking like jimmy neutron in this video

    Braxtyn BilleyBraxtyn Billey11 päivää sitten
  • Thanks will smith

    Micah LingleMicah Lingle11 päivää sitten
  • I've been thinking recently that a graphics card manufacturer should make a design with a proper heatsink on the back rather than just a backplate - the back of my RX 480 gets pretty warm, and I can get the fan to run a lot quieter when I put my hand on it and absorb some of the heat. How about a triple-slot card that goes two slots down and one slot up? It might be a good way to fit a better GPU cooler into a smaller case.

    Nathan GambleNathan Gamble11 päivää sitten
  • I think nvidia make their tests outdoor to Alaska.

    George PenguinGeorge Penguin11 päivää sitten
  • You are actually handing out optimizing tips to miners? :( You should instruct them to plastic-dip their cards instead.

    stickmenwithraygunsstickmenwithrayguns11 päivää sitten
  • Tbf knowing EK quality (or more - lack of thereof) I'd rather wait for Bykski or Bitspower.

    Springy BoiSpringy Boi11 päivää sitten
  • Mining block is such a stupid idea. Just gonna make life more difficult for everyone

    Peter WarasilaPeter Warasila12 päivää sitten
  • I wonder if maybe they did this to try to affect the mining potential of the gamer cards...

    TiagoTiagoTiagoTiago12 päivää sitten
  • I should get something like this for my 1060 gets crazy hot🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    ThePonycatThePonycat12 päivää sitten
  • Hi Linus, we found a way to monetize your kids. Linus- *gets excited*

    Marek ČelkoMarek Čelko12 päivää sitten
  • not ok.. Tooo hot. People dont like being in 100 degree enviroment. AC costs tons of energy to run. These designs makes the humans consume alot more energy than necessary

    CryptonitorCryptonitor12 päivää sitten
  • I can't visit my friends or family right now but I can go to Applebee's and spend my money and sit with them at the same table while sharing a plate of food. Fuck consumerism. Why the fuck should I contribute to the wealth of others when I can't even see my family?

    White SupremeWhite Supreme12 päivää sitten
  • No active backplate for the Strix :(

    duaplex1duaplex112 päivää sitten
  • Thanks Linus now I can mine more efficiently. Thanks to you I am going now to put my bots in full throttle and buy all the RTX 3090 TI and 3080 TI as soon as they become available.

    SaimonSSLSaimonSSL12 päivää sitten
  • For the love of god, stop talking about mining in your videos! F*ck miners

    AntneeAntnee12 päivää sitten
  • The 3080 series gaming x trio’s has thermal pads on the graphene backplate even tho it doesn’t have modules on the back and it helps keep the whole card cool, still what helped me was adding little heatsinks on the backplate.. I dropped 8c off my mem temps

    Filip laskovskiFilip laskovski12 päivää sitten
  • Hate cryptomining cant wait longer en did buy a gtx1080 ti hall of fame Is that any good together i9 10900k? No please help me to get a rtx3080 please linus iam living in tbe netherlands Please linus help me

    Urbex KaoclanUrbex Kaoclan12 päivää sitten
  • NICE

    19_Naman_1A719_Naman_1A712 päivää sitten
  • The time and money they are spending on that mining lock could have been used to design or rework a card to be the perfect budget gpu. :(

    Bob CornBob Corn12 päivää sitten
  • Re: The "crypto mining lock" on upcoming cards - LOL Im totally sure that will work.

    Dynamic UnrealityDynamic Unreality12 päivää sitten
  • Which case is this? It looks nice.

    OCPyritOCPyrit12 päivää sitten
  • Proper backside heatsink should be mandatory on all modern graphics card. Not just a dump flat piece of metal.

    poinguanpoinguan12 päivää sitten
  • So, when are we going to be able to buy graphics cards for gaming? When is the mining operations going to stop?

    57thorns57thorns12 päivää sitten
  • Damn it, I fell for a Linus ad. Kids will enjoy it at least.

    First LastFirst Last12 päivää sitten
  • Stop selling out to the crypto miners man, they are the reason the market is shit to begin with and the reason you can't buy a $300 card for under $800. And even worse, don't try to pass along BS about locks to keep crypto miners away. You literally just made a video for them. Why try to add in something claiming Nvidia is going to lock them out of a card after Nvidia offered the way to unlock their cards for the purpose of mining.

    EternalRogueEternalRogue12 päivää sitten
  • Sorry the first video I downvote, but can't stand this mining stuff..

    thetomoffelthetomoffel12 päivää sitten
  • Lol I remember LTT's last video on back plates, saying they were useless. LTT completely misunderstood their use. In the other video he benchmarked and tested the GPU core temps, which of cause would not show an improvement... Back plates have always been for cooling the rear Vram and its always been simple to prove the effectiveness. Simply OC the Vram with and without the plate and you'll see you're able to push the memory OC far more with the back plate.

    raidmax21raidmax2112 päivää sitten
  • A cooling solution for miners... how ironic.

    Reebz0rReebz0r12 päivää sitten
  • Now that’s hot (insert Will Smith)

    Bo ZoBo Zo12 päivää sitten
  • could i get a 3080?

    Oliver MortonOliver Morton12 päivää sitten
    • 3,080 slaps on the face.

      squoshisquoshi11 päivää sitten
  • I use an older Intel stock cooler with thermal paste on the backplate of my 3090 turbo directly opposite the Gpu die, it drops about 10°C. Much cheaper

    Mick WolfMick Wolf12 päivää sitten
  • "you can't circumvent this message from our sponsor" i beg to differ. *skips forward 30 seconds*

    bradster2214bradster221412 päivää sitten
  • "speaking of circumvention, you can't circumvent this message from our sponsor tha-" *pauses video*.. "wana bet?" *goes and plays minecraft*

    J.J. BrownJ.J. Brown12 päivää sitten
  • Not to worry lads, if you can't get a 3080/90 then you don't have to worry about this problem!

  • Zack stop.. Zack! Stop! Zack, stop.. Zack stooopp!!

    Michael BrownMichael Brown12 päivää sitten
  • Known Fact linus will not stop complaining about Nvidia

    BaboomBaboom12 päivää sitten
  • :45 seconds if you wanna skip the cheesy intro

    BayponyxBayponyx12 päivää sitten
  • Nothing like voiding the warranty on a $3000 card.

    BattMauersBattMauers12 päivää sitten