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Double Check - is this a reference card? (EVGA GTX 580 015-P3-1580-AR)

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Hey guys,

I'm just double checking this before I purchase for my first WC setup. I want to make sure that this is, in fact, a reference PCB card to which I can attach a waterblock.

Here is the serial:
015-P3-1580-AR

Here is a link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130587

Thanks!

EDIT: This is the block I'd get: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12..._Fittings.html
    
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The EVGA 500 series cards are all reference PCB.
    
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Fantastic! + rep. I appreciate it.
    
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Originally Posted by Scorpion667 View Post
The EVGA 500 series cards are all reference PCB.
Orly? Forgot one.

Non-reference: EVGA GTX 570 HD.

Also not sure about the 3GB version of the 580.

Or the two dual fan cards they offer, the 560 Ti DS, and the 580 SC DS.
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
Orly? Forgot one.

Non-reference: EVGA GTX 570 HD.

Also not sure about the 3GB version of the 580.

Or the two dual fan cards they offer, the 560 Ti DS, and the 580 SC DS.
They still use reference PCB.
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
They still use reference PCB.
The 570 HD isn't. The others might be.

The PCB is smaller than reference.
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
They still use reference PCB.
unless there are 2 reference PCB's (completely possible), the 570 HD is not reference.

It is shorter, and the power connectors are on the other side
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post #8 of 25
If the bottom of the card(PCI-E slot) has Nivida or AMD on it, then it is a reference PCB.
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post #9 of 25
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It's ok for me though, I'm looking for the 580 anyway. I was fairly confident that it WAS reference, but I always feel safer checking.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IcyPimpHand View Post
If the bottom of the card(PCI-E slot) has Nivida or AMD on it, then it is a reference PCB.
The card I received from EVGA after step up didn't have any marking near the PCI-e connector. Lol.

It's a mystery card. It also eats volts for breakfast.
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