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are they even for sale? i know its reference design and everything, but i love the new nvidia design for the gtx 680, the design that they show in geforce.com. Everywhere they have reference boards but with each their own design, like the EVGA reference has EVGA written and stickers, only thing that is reference is whats inside.
So are these cards for sale? Id like to snag one
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It sounds like you're really talking about nVidia 'branded' cards, not nVidia reference design cards. All the 680 cards available now are the latter, but ttbomk there's no nVidia-branded ones available unless you happen to find an engineering sample for sale on ebay or the like.
    
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I saw on NCIX that they do sell OEM Nvidia GTX 680:

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=70124&vpn=NV-GTX680-2GB&manufacture=NCIXPC

 
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oO snap, I will definitely be getting the NCIX one then. A 25$ premium but oh well.
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Why would you want an oem card? Cards from AIB partners usually have higher than stock clocks
    
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Probably easier warranties too?
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Just peel the sticker off. I did that to my 6870 and there was the original AMD stickers under them.
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HAHAHA, I don't know. I like the Nvidia design on the GTX 680. I can always overclock it, so it's not really a con that it's reference clocks. I might get the EVGA twin fan SC Signature 2 when it comes out tho, it looks really good.
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I love the reference stuff. I would buy one, it just seems more collectible to me.
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