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Thank you guys. Now how am i suppose to figure out whether or not this GPU is exactly what it show in the picture? Is there a model # on Neweggs sales?
As per the EK's website, the XFX-687A-ZNFC is a reference 6870 card, so it should be good, not a stripped down version. The PCB looks the same as my Gigabyte 6870s.


Edited by ezveedub - 5/22/11 at 7:37pm
     
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Thank you guys. Now how am i suppose to figure out whether or not this GPU is exactly what it show in the picture? Is there a model # on Neweggs sales?
XFX 6870 (reference gpu) is HD-687A-ZNFC Like the fella said in the post before mine
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The 6870 is better. I think the 6770 is a relabeled 5770 or something similar to that. I have two reference 6870s and they are good cards. Mine will OC well on air, but I have since strapped waterblocks on them and ran them at 1000/1200 no problem easily.

I'm not sure about the DOA products from NewEgg. I've only had issues with actual open box stuff back in the days, but now, most people will claim all sorts of stuff to swap items out.
How did the one I sold you work out? Glad to see they hit the 1k barrier. It wasn't too far off when I had it running on air with low voltage.

Also OP. Ezveedub is completely right about the non-reference thing. XFX recently done the same thing with 6950s I believe. Uses a stock reference AMD shroud and LOOKS reference from the outset but upon closer examination you will find that there are less power phases and the PCB layout is just tweaked enough to disallow the use of reference waterblocks.
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How did the one I sold you work out? Glad to see they hit the 1k barrier. It wasn't too far off when I had it running on air with low voltage.

Also OP. Ezveedub is completely right about the non-reference thing. XFX recently done the same thing with 6950s I believe. Uses a stock reference AMD shroud and LOOKS reference from the outset but upon closer examination you will find that there are less power phases and the PCB layout is just tweaked enough to disallow the use of reference waterblocks.
@ blackbalt89, that 6870 runs perfectly fine. I got a second Gigabyte 6870 just like it and paired them in Crossfire with EK Nickel waterblocks. I have since moved on to 6990s and was selling the 6870s a few weeks ago, but decided to keep them and run them on my XSPC waterloop on my I7 860. They need to be flashed or unlocked to break past 1000/1200, as that's the max setting in CCC or AfterBurner.
     
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XFX 6870 (reference gpu) is HD-687A-ZNFC Like the fella said in the post before mine
My 5850 ZNFC is a non-reference card.

Unless XFX changed their naming scheme.
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My 5850 ZNFC is a non-reference card.

Unless XFX changed their naming scheme.
You can't go off the same part number for different model cards, but I use the numbers on EK's site to check for reference design layout.
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Thank you everyone! Looks like this is my purchase
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I wouldn't worry about the usual PEBCAK reviews on newegg. It looks like a great bargain, so I'd get it if I was shopping for a GPU myself.
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