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I've searched, but I can't get a solid Yes or No answer. Is this card using a reference PCB?
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I've searched, but I can't get a solid Yes or No answer. Is this card using a reference PCB?
Yes it is.
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Do you have any proof, or are you just guessing?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by born2bwild View Post
Yes it is.
er....looks non-ref to me....
based on reference PCB, but made by evga if I'm correct...which is just as good as non-ref in my books

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Do you have any proof, or are you just guessing?
look at the evga logo near the PCIE finger...if its a ref PCB it should say Nvidia not Evga
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evga has only made reference PCBs for some time... and this is also reference

EDIT: the only exception being the gtx 460 2WIN card, and possible the gtx 580 DS model (1.5gb) ~ but it is not confirmed whether this is reference or non-reference
Edited by goldboy - 5/17/11 at 5:38am
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OP, why do you need to know if it's reference or not? Do you plan on buying another cooler for the 580? Anyway, from the little research I did regarding your question, it seems that if you want to go with a watercooled full block for the 580, then the answer is "YES," it's a reference PCB and as such you can use full cover blocks for it.

Check this thread - http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1008...-evga-gtx.html

I've seen this statement several times on other forums regarding this card. "the EVGA and Zotac cards use the same design as the reference 580. They just use higher density RAM chips on the original PCB. Probably the same for other 3GB cards except obviously the Palit and Gainward"
Edited by Zmanster - 5/17/11 at 4:51am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Final Version View Post
Do you have any proof, or are you just guessing?
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Originally Posted by goldboy View Post
evga has only made reference PCBs for some time... and this is also reference
Exactly, I'm basing it upon this fact.

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Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post
look at the evga logo near the PCIE finger...if its a ref PCB it should say Nvidia not Evga
Not necessarily, the following card is 100% reference, and it still has the EVGA marking.


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Yes it is. I own one and it says it on the box if I remember. Also there is a review of someone on newegg that says it too. Great card.
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OP did you ever purchase this card? Was it a reference PCB, I have the same question and so many yes and no I decided to contact EVGA but haven't received an answer. If you own it can you confirm it's a reference PCB? Thanks
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