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post #551 of 847
At that price why not get a real 7970?
post #552 of 847
Exactly my thoughts. At $319 almost bit, but at $349 not worth it.
post #553 of 847
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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.


I thought the Gigabyte cards didnt have VRM cooling? That one clearly does, and has another part on the back..
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Originally Posted by Derpinheimer View Post

I thought the Gigabyte cards didnt have VRM cooling? That one clearly does, and has another part on the back..

That is a new revised version of the card.
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I'm hoping I hit the 7950 to 7970 PCB lottery with my purchase of this msi hd 7950 twin frozr iii
I will update with pics and more information as to wether I win or not tomorrow when ups delivers this!
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post #556 of 847
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Originally Posted by SonDa5 View Post

That is a new revised version of the card.

Any ideas on a full cover water block for this particular PCB? I ordered an EK block because the card was listed on the cooling configurator list but apparently that's not updated and Gigabyte has changed to this new PCB. And the EK block that I ordered definitely does not fit.
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Any ideas on a full cover water block for this particular PCB? I ordered an EK block because the card was listed on the cooling configurator list but apparently that's not updated and Gigabyte has changed to this new PCB. And the EK block that I ordered definitely does not fit.
what card are you refiring too?
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Originally Posted by JJ1217 View Post

XFX cards are now getting the 7970 PCB it appears :

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1633224/graphics-card-7950-wont-boot.html

6+8 pin power connector doesn't mean it is built on reference HD7970 PCB. Could be a custom PCB.

Please post a high res photo of the PCB without any heatsinks on it and I can tell you if it is HD7970 reference PCB.
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post #560 of 847
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Please post a high res photo of the PCB without any heatsinks on it and I can tell you if it is HD7970 reference PCB.
and you'll just void out your warranty hahaha... any thing that wont remove the heat sink just to know if it is an hd 7970 reference design board?
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