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I don't understand why would anyone get manufacturer reference pcb, like ever

Because it is better than 75% of the aftermarket crap on the market.
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Mainly for watercooling, in the past waterblocks were almost strictly for reference cards. Now by saying in the past I mean like 5 years+. In the more recent past EK has put out the most non reference waterblocks, where before it was typically reference and most of the time Lightning/Classified with maybe one other version like an Asus DCII. (before Kingpin cards came along)

Didn't think about that but well if it's possible to avoid rf always. i think everyone should
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I don't understand why would anyone get manufacturer reference pcb, like ever

My reasons for shifting liking towards ref PCB mainly was due to when I had a Vapor-X 290X, I thought I'll WC it I couldn't find a compatible WB for sale(checked ebay/contacted EK direct). I would assume the reason was:-

a) I was WC'ing very late in the cycle of product so EK had stopped producing WB.
b) probably due to the number of that card being sold not many made a WB for it.

But I could still find lot's of variety on WB for ref PCB at the time. I had made the mistake of selling my ref PCB 290/X cards for the Vapor-X.

I later bought a Fury X and the ref PCB is great IMO, the VRM components are IR DirectFets 6811 / 6894. Not had coil or pump whine. Even the ref PCB 290/X I had were good on VRM/power sourcing.

I also find due to like doing bios mod I can find differing versions of bios for ref PCB more easily.
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Didn't think about that but well if it's possible to avoid rf always. i think everyone should

Only reference I've ever bought was a 780 for water cooled build. But yes I agree, especially with the "new" reference pricing.
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Didn't think about that but well if it's possible to avoid rf always. i think everyone should

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Only reference I've ever bought was a 780 for water cooled build. But yes I agree, especially with the "new" reference pricing.

Tell that to people who bought XFX Dual Dissipation cards and paid 100$ over a reference design and got worse performance due to heat throttling, unclockable RAM and bad MOSFETs.
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Didn't think about that but well if it's possible to avoid rf always. i think everyone should
 
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Only reference I've ever bought was a 780 for water cooled build. But yes I agree, especially with the "new" reference pricing.

Tell that to people who bought XFX Dual Dissipation cards and paid 100$ over a reference design and got worse performance due to heat throttling, unclockable RAM and bad MOSFETs.

XFX have made some pretty awful cards. The 9800GTX+ I have can't be overclocked by 1MHz.

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It's funny how this nonsense thread is a 100+ pages one.

Ppl have been running 3-4 way CF/SLI configuration that draws double the power of 1 480 from the motherboard for ages. There is no way 1 or 2 480's would do anything to a half-decent motherboard.
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It's funny how this nonsense thread is a 100+ pages one.

Ppl have been running 3-4 way CF/SLI configuration that draws double the power of 1 480 from the motherboard for ages. There is no way 1 or 2 480's would do anything to a half-decent motherboard.

Yes but for the uneducated people, even 3-4 way SLI, each draws less power from each PCIE, than a 480.
So it means you can put a huge extreme power hungry GPU on a low end crappy motherboard, but you can't put a 480.
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Yes but for the uneducated people, even 3-4 way SLI, each draws less power from each PCIE, than a 480.
So it means you can put a huge extreme power hungry GPU on a low end crappy motherboard, but you can't put a 480.

I'm pretty sure you can put a 480 on the crappiest MB and still it would be fine. This topic is way way overblown, and even non-existent
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I'm pretty sure you can put a 480 on the crappiest MB and still it would be fine. This topic is way way overblown, and even non-existent

Actually, on the crappiest mobo it won't be fine, it crashes on win login.
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