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Originally Posted by Gabe63 View Post

The common thought is they are just advertising what AMD already included.
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Originally Posted by DB006 View Post

No difference! And tbh, reference cards tend to be more reliable as they have to conform to standards, where other manufacturers on non-ref cards can use any parts, however cheap.

So what I am hearing is that no matter the price, the manufacturers (excepting XFX BE) are just slapping a sticker on the fan, calling the 7970 their own and charging their price for it? Do I have that correct?
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Yes all reference 7970 are exactly ! the same. There's nothing different about any of them except the stickers and manufactures.
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15 minutes later, 15 minutes after installing the cards, on air, and already on par with Quad-Fire 580 on LN2 ... smile.gif

3D Marks 11

25418. Graphic score 35700. smile.gif

Quad-SLI 580 will soon fall behind... biggrin.gif

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Vantage

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I just went based on all the pictures I have seen. Newegg pictures show MSI PCB black thats only reason I said that.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127645

I stand corrected if its not.

I shift the blame now to newegg having the wrongs pics

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127645
 
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Well if one was in it for the red pcb, then I see no difference holding out for the stickers lol!
    
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i am wondering now that you say non-ref will be cheap how so? i have an order placed for a msi version and have unopened saphire version canceling my order on the msi (uglyredpbc) since its the same as the saphre im staring at riight now... but i thought msi ilightnin 7970 or asus directcrap3 7970 or whatever would rape these reference designs because they wont use cheap stuff... confusiedd
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Anyone want to give me a mini DP to DP adator from a extra card.... Please ! I'm sad this XFX didn't come with one. PM me with shipping price.
 
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360
see i was bsing
all that running on a antec 520 atm :O
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some one please answer me
this is what happens when I play Crysis

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i am wondering now that you say non-ref will be cheap how so? i have an order placed for a msi version and have unopened saphire version canceling my order on the msi (uglyredpbc) since its the same as the saphre im staring at riight now... but i thought msi ilightnin 7970 or asus directcrap3 7970 or whatever would rape these reference designs because they wont use cheap stuff... confusiedd

I can't really make out what you are saying. Non-reference variations are usually more expensive than the reference ones. For some of the brands, they seem to just stop selling/making reference versions of their top end models to push their non-reference ones (ex. Asus DCII & Matrix Platinum, MSI Twin Frozr II & III, etc), at least from what I've seen walking into Fry's and watching prices on Amazon, Newegg and other sites. And yes, benchmark reviews usually confirm that they do rape reference cards at stock settings.

The only reason I would stick with reference cards is because the majority of the full cover waterblocks out there on the market are made for them. I think only EK makes a select few of Asus non-reference designs. I wish they would've expanded even more and made like limited editions for cards like the MSI Twin Frozr cards because those were da shiznit.
    
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