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Ok this should prove it (finally got the website to work) this shows the TNBC card which you have and it clearly has the standard heatsink. http://xfxforce.com/en-gb/Products/Graphics-Cards/AMD/-AMD-Radeon-HD-7000/AMD-Radeon-HD-7970.aspx
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Originally Posted by Dirtyworks View Post

NCIX is pretty good about exchanges, if you're still interested in the DD edition. Though, I'd stick with the reference design, especially for crossfire. If I waited a week to purchase, I'd have got the reference card (after reading reviews and such).
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Originally Posted by NinjaDuck View Post

Ok this should prove it (finally got the website to work) this shows the TNBC card which you have and it clearly has the standard heatsink. http://xfxforce.com/en-gb/Products/Graphics-Cards/AMD/-AMD-Radeon-HD-7000/AMD-Radeon-HD-7970.aspx

I am one for admitting his owns mistakes, but still good to help clear up XFX's bizarre marketing/product placement on here.

@Ninja
Definitely looks like XFX's site was been updated, before it was only 7970 Black Edition and Core Editions. Thanks for getting a working version to show me.

I will probably now keep these cards as they are compatible with Heatkiller waterblocks

Edit:
Look at that four models now. This is going to get even more confusing.

http://xfxforce.com/en-gb/Products/Graphics-Cards/AMD/-AMD-Radeon-HD-7000/AMD-Radeon-HD-7970.aspx

Black Edition Double Dissipation: FX-797A-TDBC
Black Edition Ref Cooler: FX-797A-TNBC

Core Edition Double Dissipation: FX-797A-TDFC
Core Edition Ref Cooler: FX-797A-TNFC
Edited by RagingCain - 2/11/12 at 10:34am
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I've seen a few e-tailers that show the difference... one will say black edition and the other black edition double dissipation. thumb.gif

It is a simple mix up I guess though
    
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Still I think xfx need to clean up their marketing they are way too closely named.
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Still I think xfx need to clean up their marketing they are way too closely named.
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I've seen a few e-tailers that show the difference... one will say black edition and the other black edition double dissipation. thumb.gif
It is a simple mix up I guess though

Its just the way things go sometimes. There is even another XFX 7970 model, a double fan cooler, but non "Black Edition." I agree XFX really should have this simplified. Just as bad as using the exact same product codes for 6970s but the non-references were "versions." Kind of lame.

Oh well, I have fixed main up with all the necessary information.
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Agreed it is a bit cumbersome with all the different nomenclature
    
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Originally Posted by Digitallag View Post

Good luck with that. I'm surprised you even got a working 7970 lol

Non-sense. My 7970 Black Edition DD works just fine and it maxes D3 easy at 60 FPS on 2560x1440 resolution (16:9 Aspect Ratio obviously)
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Originally Posted by RagingCain View Post

Vendor: NCIX.us (http://ncix.us/) Search for 7970 Black Edition, Strangely Enough the Image of this product on their site is this card.
Manufacturer: XFX
Ordered: XFX Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition (Double Dissipation Heatsink) or so I thought!
Issue: One of these things doesn't belong h.... Two of these things doesn't belong here. /sing
The images tell my surprise.
Sweetness!
twinarrival.png
Ah yeawwwww! Wait a minute...
lookatthati.png
Thats not right... ....I can't put my finger on it.... OH!
waitwhath.png
NO NO NO...... how?
nottwice.png
Did I order wrong? Nope...
serialt.png
Card says no... how about that box? Nope again.
blackedition.png
What about my order? And no?
orderq.png
Conclusion:
The products are opened. This is an uphill struggle either way. The BIOSes do show that they are Black Editions. The serial stickers are conflicting on the back of the cards. One sticker matches the packaging. The other sticker says a different number. So really the fault here is they have the old 7970 core edition heatsink... and they were sold like this. I am not irate or angry, these things do happen, but I think its worth an apology and also a warning/heads up to the community.
Strangely:
NCIX has the image identical to whats in the box. According to XFX they only sell one type of Black Edition, the Double Dissipation heatsink. They currently only sell two version of the 7970 the Core Edition and the Black Edition. I have already submitted a ticket with both to try and get this sorted. There maybe some kind of new model released by XFX, however I had not been made aware of such a thing. This looks like a hybrid: it has the packaging and extras of a Black Edition, the vBIOS of a 7970 Black Edition, but the heatsink from the core edition.
[Looks like its my mistake/XFX introduced a few extra models at the same time. It didn't help that the majority of vendors and online resources put the Double Fan non-reference cooler as the atypical image for all 7970 XFX Black Editions, see below for an actual break down of XFX Products and their assorted codes
Regardless: Everyone should be made aware of this which is why I posted it. The serial difference between the two cards was +2. That means there is probably at least one other Black Edition with this reference stock heatsink, and paying full Black Edition price. That being said, I can't honestly say I think its an isolated incident and believe all new Black Edition shipments may have been affected.[/S]
Looks like we discovered there IS actually another XFX model out there:
Look at that four models now. This is going to get even more confusing.
http://xfxforce.com/en-gb/Products/Graphics-Cards/AMD/-AMD-Radeon-HD-7000/AMD-Radeon-HD-7970.aspx
Black Edition Double Dissipation: FX-797A-TDBC
Black Edition Ref Cooler: FX-797A-TNBC
Core Edition Double Dissipation: FX-797A-TDFC
Core Edition Ref Cooler: FX-797A-TNFC

Bro ***!? Dems aint not black edition DD. I would RMA that **** and ask for your shipping fee returned! Plus make them pay for the shipping both ways!
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