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I just got 2 XFX 8800GT's...but i got 2 different type...like they are both exactly the same card but one is shorter and smaller cooler and one is longer and bigger cooler (original)...does it really matters...like what happen in the future i want to get 2 waterblocks for them do i have to get 2 different waterblocks?

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Would need to see the cards without the heatsinks, or the backs of the cards.

Flip them over and take some pictures, those do nothing for me as I cannot see where the screws are.

My initial impressions are that the top card has a similar layout to the 7900 line. A pair of identical GPU only water blocks would probably work, but the rest of the PCB does look quite different, and I do not think many 8800GT specific coolers would work, if they cover more than the GPU.
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post #3 of 13
If there are any G80 8800GTs, the top one might be a G80
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XFX do many different variants on the 8800GT's you need to check the last four digits of the product number to see what they are e.g. PV-T88P-YHE4, PV-T88P-YDD4 etc etc..
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Originally Posted by darkspearxz View Post
If there are any G80 8800GTs, the top one might be a G80
There aren't, and a G80 would not fit that PCB and it's layout.
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post #6 of 13
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ok im hoing to bring the top one to the shop....i just found that its a fautly card > so now im goin to get another one which is the same layout as the bottom one
but thanks for all the comments guys
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post #7 of 13
The one with the shorter PCB and the heatsink that doesn't cover the whole card is XFX's attempt to produce a lower cost graphics solution. The mounting should be the same however as was suggested you should probably flip it over and compare.
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post #8 of 13
Unless its the 256mb version, its this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150273
post #9 of 13
The top one is a REV3 one and the bottom a REV2
I have one of each also, the only differnce is the size of the heatsink and the REV3 does not have an adjustable fan.
They will work together fine.
I have exaclty the same two cards.
XFX reduced the cost of manufacturing them by reducing some of the bits to lower the end price thats all.
Also aftermarket coolers and waterblocks will fit both exaclty the same, the REV3 is slightly shorter but all the bits are in the same places and holes in the same places.
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post #10 of 13
The top one is XFX's way to reduce on size of heatsink = cheaper card. It almost looks like a 7 series cooler. It doesn't cool as well as the bottom one though, especially since you have the newer fan on it.
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