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Ok i bought a new Gigabyte HD 7950 Rev. 2.0 with a 6 and 8 pin connector. Are these now using the 7970 pcb or some weird non-reference pcb. Looking for waterblock for watercooling, any help would be appreciated.

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Originally Posted by demonunicorn View Post

Ok i bought a new Gigabyte HD 7950 Rev. 2.0 with a 6 and 8 pin connector. Are these now using the 7970 pcb or some weird non-reference pcb. Looking for waterblock for watercooling, any help would be appreciated.


Take the stock heat sink off and show a photo of the PCB. Hard to tell with the heat sink on.
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Is the AMD logo present near the PCI-e connector?
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Here a picture of the pcb

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Here a picture of the pcb


To me that looks to not be a reference 7970 PCB.
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post #536 of 847
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To me that looks to not be a reference 7970 PCB.

It has blue PCB. I do not think AMD uses blue for reference designs.
post #537 of 847
Now seemed like a good time to post pictures of my TFIII 7950 w/ 7970 PCB. Some pics I took when i repasted it.




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It has blue PCB. I do not think AMD uses blue for reference designs.

That doesnt matter. My HIS uses a blue PCB and it's a reference 7970 PCB.

That gigabyte card doesnt look to be a reference PCB however. Those caps on the left side would surely get in the way of a waterblock.
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Newegg.

I also got the reference design. No 7970 PCB.smile.gif
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Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post

That doesnt matter. My HIS uses a blue PCB and it's a reference 7970 PCB.

That gigabyte card doesnt look to be a reference PCB however. Those caps on the left side would surely get in the way of a waterblock.

You are right. Is the 7970 PCB really necessary for better overclocking?
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