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Hi all,

I'm trying to sell an old radeon 4890 but I'm kind of confused about this "reference" and "non-reference" design terms. Here's how it looks:

http://www.dunebug.net/v3/img/feats/budgpc/4890.jpg

It doesn't really have any 'make' such as branded by XFX/Sapphire/HiS so which one do we call it? Reference card? I definitely know that its not as good as the ones that have a 'brand'.

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 7
it should be reference as it has AMD printed on the PCB near the PCIE connector
post #3 of 7
If it looks exactly like that one, its using a reference PCB (Note the AMD logo above the PCI-E connector)
post #4 of 7
yea that's a reference card straight from ATI.
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*** is Dunebug?
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Yep that's a reference design alright. Looks OEM, but Biostar just shipped them w/ factory sticker on them too.
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random pic from google Thanks everyone for the speedy replies, its just quite a big thing to make a note of when selling as they will know it won't cool as good.....
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