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I wonder why they stopped producing the reference cards so soon.
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It's probably cheaper since they can produce the PCB's themselves for less, I imagine they come up with a cheaper layout than is included in the AMD reference design. It has been close to a year since the release of the HD6900 series though so it's not really what I would call "soon".
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Originally Posted by mxthunder View Post
I wonder why they stopped producing the reference cards so soon.
AMD changed the ref pcb, and it was changed back to their original design. Caymans were delayed on release due to lack of parts from Ti. The volterra pcb was never actually meant to be the reference board. Btw this was known back in Dec.
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I remember reading a post about this same thing...but I think the guy ended up finding out that the new card was better than the ref version and it still had a dual bios switch. You wouldnt get a ref card anyway even if you sent it back
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