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just ordered a second gtx 570 to sli,

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57383&vpn=N570GTX%2DM2D12D5&manufacture=MSI%2FMicroStar&promoid=1115


and my original gtx 570,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121412


the new card (msi) is like 1inch or 2 shorter, and the back of the pcb is made different. any idea why the msi would be smaller / different pcb? i thought they were both reference? and will that affect anything?
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Don't worry too much. You are essentially buying the same card.
    
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Ive seen them use a 470/80 PCB on the 570 before, has the back of the PCB got the fan cut out?

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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;15192126 
Ive seen them use a 470/80 PCB on the 570 before, has the back of the PCB got the fan cut out?

yea
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Actually there have been reports that MSI is selling 570s with the 470 cooler, which is worse than the reference 570 cooler. I personally would buy the same card you already have and try to be sure to get a card with the 570's vapor chamber cooler.

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Originally Posted by juano;15192139 
Actually there have been reports that MSI is selling 570s with the 470 cooler, which is worse than the reference 570 cooler. I personally would buy the same card you already have and try to be sure to get a card with the 570's vapor chamber cooler.

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the msi is idling at 33c and asus always idled at 36/38c.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by juano;15192139 
Actually there have been reports that MSI is selling 570s with the 470 cooler, which is worse than the reference 570 cooler. I personally would buy the same card you already have and try to be sure to get a card with the 570's vapor chamber cooler.

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pretty sure the vapor chamber is only on the 580. Correct me if I'm wrong.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by speud;15192186 
pretty sure the vapor chamber is only on the 580. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Corrected.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/12/07/nvidia_geforce_gtx_570_video_card_review
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Originally Posted by HardOCP 
The vapor chamber GPU cooler introduced in the GeForce GTX 580 is also in use on the GeForce GTX 570. The vapor chamber and improved fan will provide a less intrusive sound profile, which has been a big advantage for NVIDIA on the GeForce GTX 580.
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post #9 of 20
I've got a friend who has one that's shorter than another friend of mine's card as well.
He got his today if that helps, it's an EVGA SC card and is definitely a 570 cooler as I've got a reference 470 and they're different.
Maybe Nvidia updated the reference design or something.

Edit: Actually, it's just a 570HD looking at pics online.
Sorry about that, ignore this post.
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post #10 of 20
The length of a reference GTX570 is 10.5'' (267/268mm).

From MSI site, N570GTX-M2D12D5 is 268mm and so it should be reference PCB.

However from Asus site, ENGTX570/2DI/1280MD5 is 11''.
So, I would suspect it is the Asus card that is using non reference PCB.

Check against the pic below of a reference GTX570 PCB.
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