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how does one know if a card is Reference or not? is there some type of website to check?

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*Usually* reference cards will have the AMD or Nvidia logo on the PCIe tab. For example:





Other than that I'm not sure how else you can tell for any given card.
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THANKS. rep added

is there a case when it would be a reference with the logo?
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This has the nvidia logo on the bottom, is it still a reference with a non reference cooler
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post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by boost View Post
This has the nvidia logo on the bottom, is it still a reference with a non reference cooler
No, that one is not a reference design. http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N570G...ozr-II-OC.html

Quote:
Twin Frozr II Thermal Design
Nickel-plated Copper Base: Large size of Copper Base can dissipate the heat of GPU faster.
Dual 8CM PWM Fans: Dual fans provide double air flow. Air flow from dual fans can cool down whole module at once.
Five heat pipes with SuperPipe Technology: Five heat pipes can provide faster heat dissipation.
Form-in-one heat sink: Form-in-one heat sink covers the memory and power module
20ºC cooler and 8.4dB quieter compared to reference design
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post
No, that one is not a reference design. http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N570G...ozr-II-OC.html
I think they are referring to the cooler/heatsink not the board itself.
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sweet, so the PCB is reference.

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