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Is this HD 5850 a Reference version or Non-reference, and does it have voltage control?
Its a XFX HD 5850 1GB.

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post #2 of 11
non reference. no voltage control
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post #3 of 11
non reference. i dont think xfx makes reference 5850's anymore.
    
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post #4 of 11
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non reference. i dont think xfx makes reference 5850's anymore.
correct. Its why i'm screwed and have to get some other piece.
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by ryman546 View Post
correct. Its why i'm screwed and have to get some other piece.
same with the 5770s
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post #6 of 11
Please for the love of god only buy reference unless it is a non-ref overclocking edition like the ASUS matrix. You will thank me later.
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post #7 of 11
Well so I don't make another thread for this. I believe mine is a 5850 reference by looking at it vs. the guide on how to determine if it is, am I correct?
Edit: I bought mine back around release time, I got like the last one before newegg was sold out.

Edited by Frost - 6/9/10 at 2:45pm
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frost View Post
Well so I don't make another thread for this. I believe mine is a 5850 reference by looking at it vs. the guide on how to determine if it is, am I correct?
Edit: I bought mine back around release time, I got like the last one before newegg was sold out.
all cards that have this cooler are reference cards... they need to have this cooler with stickers on it... fan on the end of card... thats how you know...

ei.

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You just said yes to mine being a reference card? Maybe dumb of me to ask but I felt you left out the actual answer to my question..
Edit: don't mean to be rude or nothing, I just want to be sure before I bother to OC it(have yet to get into it).
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frost View Post
You just said yes to mine being a reference card? Maybe dumb of me to ask but I felt you left out the actual answer to my question..
Edit: don't mean to be rude or nothing, I just want to be sure before I bother to OC it(have yet to get into it).
You can OC both reference and non reference, it just depends which has voltage control.

If you bought yours near the release date, then it should in fact be a reference. Just by looking at your picture it looks like a reference 5850 to me.
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