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Originally Posted by csm725 View Post
Tricky scan.
Well its seems they where unaware of this issue and are taking care of it as they have just mailed me back now



"Hi *****,

Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention, we have contacted XFX and received both spec and picture for the necessary updates.

I believe our web team have made the necessary changes and all is now correct, thank you again.

Regards,

****
Scan Computers
"

Web page hasnt changed as of this moment but im sure it will be updated to show the actuall card they are selling.
Gota say they responded very very quick especially considering how big a company they are
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post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by EduFurtado View Post
Things that will tell you if it's a reference model:

- Near the PCI-e board connection you can see there is a white AMD written on it. On old card it says ATI. Non-ref board don't have that logo.
- Position of PCI-e power connectors. If they are not when every ref card is, it's not reference...
- Some have and AMD or ATI sticker on the fan

Those are the tricks I use to find out if it's reference or not
the white amd on the connection to to motherboard would be the most reliable way to tell
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the white amd on the connection to to motherboard would be the most reliable way to tell
Thats exactly my personal opinion as at least you know the board is the Reference design board,im not too bothered about the cooler as i water cool anyway.
Id be more interested to see my card has all the original design features and in some cases non-ref have been known to not have certain power curcuitry components that allow for volt change which can be key to high overclocks....if thats your thing.

I remember how gutted i was when i bought a HD4890 based on some of the overclocks i had seen and its ability to use higher voltages for the gpu core,what i actually got was a cheaped out version that had the Ref design stock cooler but cheapy board with no volterra chips,so no volt change for me....until pencil mod

Non-ref can be very good as well though,reccent example would be with the GTX570.
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