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Now I don't know if its a mistake on his part or if its the truth , but on Tech of Tomorrow at 0:25 He says he is getting non reference samples next week.


Truth, or oversight?


   
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I caught that to... seems wired to me as normally it dose take a few months ...
    
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Probably truth. More than likely a reference 290 series PCB with an improved heat sink and BIOS.
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post #4 of 9
I think even linus said he had a non-reference cooler model but we ended up getting a review of a reference model. I'm eager to see how the non-reference models perform.
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I definitely want to see the results with some good coolers on the 290x, but I'm kinda skeptical on the date. Hopefully we will see something in a week or so. biggrin.gif
   
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There is no point to a non-reference card in regards to pcb. The reference pcb is the bomb, can be fully unlocked. What you want is a custom coolered card.
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Reviewers may get samples next week but consumers probably wont see it for a month or so. Still eager to see how it performs on better air coolers though.
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Well it will be hard for it to perform any worse cooling wise... biggrin.gif
I want to see decent temps on it thumb.gif
    
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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post

There is no point to a non-reference card in regards to pcb. The reference pcb is the bomb, can be fully unlocked. What you want is a custom coolered card.


I'm hoping that's what we see.

I frankly don't see these companies redesigning pcb's this quickly. I could be wrong, that just my guess.
   
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