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Hey all, bit of an oddball post here but had a hunch the community may have some wisdom to impart. Recently a dear friend of mine over in the UK came across a great deal on what he assumed was a retail 570 and picked it up for me. Seems he'd come across an engineering test sample or just an oem, not sure. Thoughts? Opinions? Cheers guys
Board Side: http://s527.photobucket.com/albums/cc357/why_sleep/?action=view&current=001.jpg#!oZZ1QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs527.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fcc357%2Fwhy_sleep%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3D002.jpg


Top HSU Side: http://s527.photobucket.com/albums/cc357/why_sleep/?action=view&current=001.jpg#!oZZ2QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs527.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fcc357%2Fwhy_sleep%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3D001.jpg

Though maybe cringe-worthy rest assured there is a cardboard spacer between the card & that carpet = )
Edited by why_sleep - 6/4/11 at 6:28pm
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well, there definitely isn't pictures below. rolleyes.gif
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They're the inviable kind.
    
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Nope ES GPUs are very common, I have one in my rig right now smile.gif
    
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Are not, not is not, and invisible I assume you meant Balla, not inviable, although in a roundabout way inviable could fit.
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Apologies for delay in pics, doing this from my phone which is rather circuitous a process right now. Pics up soon!
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I meant what I meant.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by paulharrison123;13747130 
Nope ES GPUs are very common, I have one in my rig right now smile.gif



Didn't mean to imply their rarity as much as just looking for general feedback/info on them. How do you like yours?
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Looks cool. smile.gif
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Engineering sample is not the same as a review sample is not the same as an OEM card.

The card you have pictured could be either of the three and is most likely an OEM card.
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