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Um no.
Um yes.
post #22 of 32
Last I heard. Nvidia doesn't make the cards. They send the "Reference" design to Evga,BFG etc. Then they make the cards them or foxconn.
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post #23 of 32
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Last I heard. Nvidia doesn't make the cards. They send the "Reference" design to Evga,BFG etc. Then they make the cards them or foxconn.
Thats the impression I was under too. NVIDIA does not make their own cards like ATI is known to do. You cant actually buy a "built by NVIDIA" card.
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post #24 of 32
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Thats the impression I was under too. NVIDIA does not make their own cards like ATI is known to do. You cant actually buy a "built by NVIDIA" card.
Just cuz they don't sell it to us doesn't mean they don't make them. But ya I also heard that Foxconn makes the nVidia boards for everyone.

G|F.E.A.D.|Killa, I see the difference in what you circled. What are they?
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Well I googled it and I think I was right. Nvidia doesn't ACTUALLY make the cards like Xx573v3xX_Z28 said. But they make the chips and designs for other companys (Evga,BFG,PNY etc) or foxconn to use. Hence why they say "Refrence DESIGN"
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post #26 of 32
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Last I heard. Nvidia doesn't make the cards. They send the "Reference" design to Evga,BFG etc. Then they make the cards them or foxconn.
that is 100% correct. go and look the placement of all the resistors on the image i posted. they are different.
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what a relief. I'm glad I was right.
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post #28 of 32
you can buy a made buy nvidia card. heres how.
1. go to ebay
2. type in nvidiaFX5950
4. find one made by nvidia
3. Bid $10
4. you have the card

nvidia used to make their own cards up through FX
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post #29 of 32
all nvidia does now is just design the placement of the PCB and they send that off to evga XFX and BFG, then they send that off to foxconn and get the PCBs made. so in all reality when people say XFX is better for overclocking its not really true.
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post #30 of 32
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all nvidia does now is just design the placement of the PCB and they send that off to evga XFX and BFG, then they send that off to foxconn and get the PCBs made. so in all reality when people say XFX is better for overclocking its not really true.
I heard from an eVGA employee that they bin their cards. So you have a better chance of getting higher OCs with an eVGA SC card then you do their regular card. I have no idea if any of the other companies do this. But this is reason enough for me to get an eVGA with intentions of overclocking.
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