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I meant what you see now is probably the last stock, OcUK and a NewEgg rep both told me the same thing.

Edit: Relevant posts from OcUK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gibbo 
Bad news these are now end of life, so the stock won't be around much longer on the 290's and then the 290X's shall also run out.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Finners 
why are reference cards now EOL?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gibbo 
AMD stopped making them. Just like they did on 7900 and 6900 series, nothing new, same old.

Going forward it shall only be custom designs once all reference stock is sold out.

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Edited by geggeg - 1/29/14 at 7:07am
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But I haven't seen anything regarding the next revisions of the fully custom boards, or have I missed something?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by geggeg View Post

I meant what you see now is probably the last stock, OcUK and a NewEgg rep both told me the same thing.

Edit: Relevant posts from OcUK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gibbo 
Bad news these are now end of life, so the stock won't be around much longer on the 290's and then the 290X's shall also run out.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Finners 
why are reference cards now EOL?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gibbo 
AMD stopped making them. Just like they did on 7900 and 6900 series, nothing new, same old.

Going forward it shall only be custom designs once all reference stock is sold out.

Source

I hate that for the watercooling purpose.

Like if I decide I wanna get another to crossfire mine... I'm SOOL then?
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You will still find cards that use the reference PCB, don't worry.
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Quote:
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I hate that for the watercooling purpose.

Like if I decide I wanna get another to crossfire mine... I'm SOOL then?

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You will still find cards that use the reference PCB, don't worry.

That was such a PITA with 7970's.

"Hey! X card uses reference board!" ... "Oh wait, no it doesn't, they changed it recently".

I got lucky finding a seller selling a used one. But I'm more partial to buying new for RMA reasons. It's too much hassle and time consuming to deal with RMA's when bought used.
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It's true, Sapphire had mentioned this in an email a week ago when I was asking when more would be available. They are only doing custom cards now. I knew this would happen, but it seems pretty soon to me.
    
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It's true, Sapphire had mentioned this in an email a week ago when I was asking when more would be available. They are only doing custom cards now. I knew this would happen, but it seems pretty soon to me.

So what happens if a water cooler like me needs a replacement reference card in the future via RMA? (Think water blocks here).
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Wow, they better not discontinue reference yet, I need another for matching CF.
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Quote:
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Sapphire Tri-X, XFX DD, MSI Gaming etc, all Ref iirc

looks like they are all using reference pcb layout but with different components.
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