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MSI 580 TF2 is a reference card with fancy cooler. AMD TF cards are slightly different. The 6950 TF2 is based on revision 2 pcb, may work with 6870 fullcover. 6950 TF3 is full custom, no fullcover at all.

Reference refers to whether the card is based on the reference design or not.
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Originally Posted by kswindell View Post
Whats the difference between a reference an non reference card?
PCB (printed circuit board) has the manufacturer logo (ie: AMD or Nvidia).

Like so:



Notice it has Nvidia right where the card's PCI-E connects to the mobo.
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Ya i understand that now. So when it doesn't have the logo on it, it means that its completely custom from like MSI or wherever instead of just a dead on version from AMD?
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I think i found my answer to that question.

Any idea in what the best company for a warranty is?
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Most vendors will let you modify to use custom cooler without voiding the warranty. As what is the best, you will probably going to get mixed answers based on users experiences, best is to read their warranty before making any decision.
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Im just curious of people who have experience with company's who typically has the best warranty
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