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Hey everyone!

Probably get this a million of times in this part of the forums but just have a question on compatibility.

I initially thought / remember reading that any graphic card that had their respective brand logo near the PCIE bus connector is classed as a reference card. However I thought my Sapphire HD7970 OC Edition w/ Dual X cooler used a custom PCB.

Pretty much looking for confirmation on which one it is, as in Aussie it's about to hit summer again and I figured I'd get back around to finishing my full loop before my PC turns into a heater that could defrost Antarctica >_<.

Added some pics to hopefully help.




Cheers!
Edited by VawrteX - 8/10/13 at 2:19am
post #2 of 5
It looks like it.
Does it look like this
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It sure does, thanks! Suppose the next question is do I go ahead with it or see how next gen goes heh.
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no way around it. remove the stock cooler and take a pic of the front side showing the core, vram, vrms, etc. post the question and pic here . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1196856/official-amd-radeon-hd-7950-7970-7990-owners-thread

edit: replace the tim while you're at it.
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It's a Dual-X, which means reference PCB, you're good to go for fullcover waterblocks. smile.gif
    
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