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Can anyone enlighten me about whether this card is reference model or not? It is the OC edition of MSI, not hawk, not twin frozr. I could only find one forum post saying that it is reference only with a non-reference cooler, but I can't find a single PCB picture or any other source saying anything about it.
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No i believe this card is NOT reference PCB.
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Just got a reply from MSI tech support saying that this is AMD reference design, soooo happy times!
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so, what's the big deal with the reference design? is it because you can use a water block?
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Exactly, you can't put full cover waterblocks on cards with non-reference design.
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