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post #11 of 12 Old 04-26-2011, 08:50 PM
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Actually, yes.

There is the original reference design, and then there is a second revision by AMD which some companies use (PowerColor 6950 2GB PCS for example) and then there is a non-reference design they also use (Powercolor 6950 1GB for example; Sapphire also have this).

The second revision cards have a much "cleaner" looking layout on the rear and have white outlines around the GPU area (mounting brackets) as well as all around the PCB - where as the other version does not. It was very similar to the reference cards that had the backplates, but the manufacturers used their own components etc.

The "rev2" pcb cards are kind of dying out too. They all had the bios switch, some of the new ones don't.

Here is what the original "non-ref" PCBs looked like and the new one - Not the exact same model but you get the point.
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And the new ones:
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Top pic is the revised 6970 that Powercolor modified. Bottom is the revised 6950 board, which is actually identical to the 6870 board.


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post #12 of 12 Old 04-27-2011, 04:04 AM
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Top pic is the revised 6970 that Powercolor modified. Bottom is the revised 6950 board, which is actually identical to the 6870 board.

Top is a 6950 PCS+. I couldn't find a regular 6950 like that because they all use the newer revised design. The bottom one is identical to a 6870 yea, it's a cheaper design compared to the top one so I myself wouldn't buy. tongue.gif
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