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The final versions will probably look significantly different

I have a couple ES X1900XTX's and they have pretty crazy-looking coolers on them.
    
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If you count the black wires on the bottom card, on the left there are 4 wires, right there is 3.
So 8+6 pin.
And if you count the yellow wires ontop, you'll see 3 yellow wires on each side and inbetween the yellow wires you'll see a black wire.
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Why is everyone so concerned about the PCB color? AMD always demos them in red, and the color is changed on retail cards.
    
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Why is everyone so concerned about the PCB color? AMD always demos them in red, and the color is changed on retail cards.

Typically none of the launch cards have black PCB, which is always a bummer.

It's only after a few months that we see super-clock cards, custom cooling, 3rd-party VRM, and alternative-color PCB. There's just not enough time between when manufacturers get cards and when they need to release. So they just use reference designs in the beginning.
    
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Actualy this card is an optional 8+6 or 6+6.


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Typically none of the launch cards have black PCB, which is always a bummer.
It's only after a few months that we see super-clock cards, custom cooling, 3rd-party VRM, and alternative-color PCB. There's just not enough time between when manufacturers get cards and when they need to release. So they just use reference designs in the beginning.

reference cards have had black PCBs since the HD5K. Should be black this time as well.
 
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I would honestly only buy a 7970 if AMD kept it under $400
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am i reading right when it says they may not be coming with xdr2 memory?
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I would honestly only buy a 7970 if AMD kept it under $400

looks like the 7970 is going to be in the 480 range, from what i've read.
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No PCI-E 3 yes smile.gif i am happy now
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