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How do you which 6950 is reference?

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I might get a 6950 and unlock it to 6970 but I don't know which ones are reference. From what I read it's usually the 2GB models.
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http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1608/ASUS_Radeon_HD_6950.jpg

This is a reference card. It has the fan in the back, and is a rectangle. ALL reference cards have te same shape and placment of things, just different colors.

Here is an example of a NON reference card:
http://www.ixbt.com/video3/images/sapphire-22/sapphire-6950flex-front.jpg
As you can see its very similar, but the fan is in the center.
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I could usually tell from the cooler they use. Usually those with custom coolers use non-rerference PCB designs. Also, if AIBs advertise their cards with enhanced OC'ing ability it's probably non-reference.

Most video cards with stock coolers (reference PS2 thing tongue.gif) have a reference PCB. Look up some reviews to be sure though wink.gif
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