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To me that looks to not be a reference 7970 PCB.

Definitely not a reference HD7970 PCB.

It might be a reference HD79XX V2 pcb though. which may have full cover water blocks made for it. Keep an eye out for it at http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/
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^^Custom Giga card? Eeeeek.

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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.


Do you know what reference means? Reference refers to reference cards designed and sold by AMD. AMD never produced any blue pcb cards. The HIS are manufactured by them using blue pcbs. They are not reference, however they follow the reference format. And for the record there are some HIS 7970s that come with difference voltage controllers which means they are voltage locked. Not all are locked obviously, but it is a risk when you have these wannabe reference cards.
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Definitely not a reference HD7970 PCB.

It might be a reference HD79XX V2 pcb though. which may have full cover water blocks made for it. Keep an eye out for it at http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/

Is there a significant difference in overclocking between 6 pin and 8 pin versions? I've got a an MSI Boost version from superbiiz and should get a second card to crossfire on Friday.
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^^Custom Giga card? Eeeeek.
Do you know what reference means? Reference refers to reference cards designed and sold by AMD. AMD never produced any blue pcb cards. The HIS are manufactured by them using blue pcbs. They are not reference, however they follow the reference format. And for the record there are some HIS 7970s that come with difference voltage controllers which means they are voltage locked. Not all are locked obviously, but it is a risk when you have these wannabe reference cards.

I obviously meant reference in regard to the layout and it's compatibility with full cover waterblocks. I'm not really sure what point you're trying to make.

FYI something does not need to be made by AMD to be a reference design, it simply needs to follow AMD's blue print.
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^^Custom Giga card? Eeeeek.
Do you know what reference means? Reference refers to reference cards designed and sold by AMD. AMD never produced any blue pcb cards. The HIS are manufactured by them using blue pcbs. They are not reference, however they follow the reference format. And for the record there are some HIS 7970s that come with difference voltage controllers which means they are voltage locked. Not all are locked obviously, but it is a risk when you have these wannabe reference cards.

I obviously meant reference in regard to the layout and it's compatibility with full cover waterblocks. I'm not really sure what point you're trying to make.

FYI something does not need to be made by AMD to be a reference design, it simply needs to follow AMD's blue print.


You realize you contradicted yourself right? rolleyes.gif
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I also got the reference design. No 7970 PCB.smile.gif

Nice. I like mine a lot even though it isn't the 7970 PCB. OCs nicely to 1225 core and 1625 memory, runs pretty cool too. They're great cards. thumb.gif
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You realize you contradicted yourself right? rolleyes.gif

I really don't know what you're getting at. Or even why.

Not sure how I contradicted myself either...
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Nice. I like mine a lot even though it isn't the 7970 PCB. OCs nicely to 1225 core and 1625 memory, runs pretty cool too. They're great cards. thumb.gif

Nice.smile.gif
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Few pictures of my Vapor-X cards, has 2x8-pin connectors on them.
Not sure what to make of it really, maybe I should try some flashing?




Sorry if i'm responding to a old message, but was that ordered from Pixmania?
http://www.pixmania.fi/fifi/naytonohjain/sapphire-technology-radeon-hd-7950-vapor-x-3-gt-gddr5-pci-express-3-0-11196-09-40g/12781961--art.html
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So we're still looking at the HIS that's $349 on newegg as being the only one that has a 7970 pcb?
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