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Looks to be a non-reference PCB as well. I'm just hoping these prices of higher quality 7970s don't end up too much higher then the $550 mark such as this one..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127652

This one is new I think also
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127652
This one is new I think also

That one's reference, it's just missing the fan sticker.
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That is a custom cooler.
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Hmm, slightly different shroud, but very similar. Is the heatsink any different? Is it a non-reference board?
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Do these non-reference cooler comes with custom PCB or reference PCB?
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post #7 of 23
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Looks to be a non-reference PCB as well. I'm just hoping these prices of higher quality 7970s don't end up too much higher then the $550 mark such as this one..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413

That pic is just a stock pic for marketing as far as the blue pcb. It's actually a ref pcb with custom cooler. If you read the reviews on the OC card, the pcb pics will show a ref board.
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That pic is just a stock pic for marketing as far as the blue pcb. It's actually a ref pcb with custom cooler. If you read the reviews on the OC card, the pcb pics will show a ref board.
I dont get how you're referring to it as a reference PCB but it's blue. Why would newegg display the box with the incorrect card.

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I dont get how you're referring to it as a reference PCB but it's blue. Why would newegg display the box with the incorrect card.
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Look at the pcb! Geeze man do some google.

Here's Hexus' review:

Looks really blue here.

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Powercolor 7970 ref pcb

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It looks a lot better than all that damn red...I'm buyin it!
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