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I just hope waterblock companies make 2 models for both these blocks. Hopefully AMD makes enough of these first (better) PCBs for the waterblock companies to justify making them.

Also I don't want to use a DP adapter, I just want the miniDP directly to my monitor smile.gif
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The new PCB has provisions for two 8-pin PCI Express power inputs, an 8+2 phase analog VRM (probably uses an affordable CHIL controller) and a different display output connector loadout (good for two DVI, one HDMI and one DisplayPort). 12 GGD5 chips can be inset just fine as well.
That will hurt overclocking. Not to mention two 8-pin power inputs rather than a 6+8 means less power efficiency.

there is no reason to suspect that analog pwm will hut overclocking at all
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Not to mention two 8-pin power inputs rather than a 6+8 means less power efficiency.

Of course it does, it allows more power to get to the card. tongue.gif Though I don't know why they wrote it like the normal PCB doesn't have solder points for dual 8-pin connectors when it does: http://www.guru3d.com/imageview.php?image=35047
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Crap, this will make the waiting game punitive. Time to get the v1 now.

Why?

The 7970 w/ the cheaper PCB will most likely be cheaper and otherwise you could always get an enthusiast Asus or MSI version later on.

When it comes to AMD, its reference or go home for me. I hate the DCII and TF crap cards.
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When it comes to AMD, its reference or go home for me. I hate the DCII and TF crap cards.

I agree completely.

Reference at all times and places, regardless of brand
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Man, prop taxes kill me always at the wrong time of the year. Need to make some room on the CC lolz.
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When it comes to AMD, its reference or go home for me. I hate the DCII and TF crap cards.

Yeah, me too. Although honestly the people who care about PCB design while overclocking should really consider TF or the like cards. WC might become a bit of a problem though.
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I want 1 or 2 reference 7970's please. biggrin.gif
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When it comes to AMD, its reference or go home for me. I hate the DCII and TF crap cards.

I might sound like a noob but... why?
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This sounds like the XFX cheaper pcb fiasco all over again that was witnessed with the Radeon HD 4XXX series.

In particular the 4890.

I believe it was the Rev 2.0 pcb one's that couldn't even OC above stock clocks due to the cut down cheap power parts used on them.


For those who are visually orientated this one;

400


Had one personally was such a let down.
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