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You'd get PhysX....thats about it
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Any one water cooling their Gigabyte 6850? Using a full plate or just GPU universal? If so which brand. Thanks
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Are these the same cards, just with different heatsinks?

I have the first card, the one that has a more squarish heatsink. I want go go dual.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121401

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=asus%206870
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Are these the same cards, just with different heatsinks?

I have the first card, the one that has a more squarish heatsink. I want go go dual.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121401

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=asus%206870
Yes, the later is just the ASUS non-reference heatsink. They are pretty much the same, (ASUS may have changed a few things but shouldnt be anything big)
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Yes, the later is just the ASUS non-reference heatsink. They are pretty much the same, (ASUS may have changed a few things but shouldnt be anything big)
Thank you for your reply. What is an ASUS non-reference heatsink?


I have tried to research this on the web. From what I have seen, the non-reference cards have a better heatsink than the reference cards, thus running quieter.

Is this correct? Is this the only difference between reference and non-reference cards?
Edited by kirb112 - 4/17/11 at 8:50am
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Thank you for your reply. What is an ASUS non-reference heatsink?


I have tried to research this on the web. From what I have seen, the non-reference cards have a better heatsink than the reference cards, thus running quieter.

Is this correct? Is this the only difference between reference and non-reference cards?
Yes that is correct. No, occasionally they remove the abiliy to Overvolt the card, however ASUS has never done this and they include their own Overvolting software, so you have nothing to worry about.
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Yes that is correct. No, occasionally they remove the abiliy to Overvolt the card, however ASUS has never done this and they include their own Overvolting software, so you have nothing to worry about.
Well that is good. However, I would love to have them match. Ugh. I bought this card wanting to run in crossfire after a few months, and not the card I have is not in production anymore.
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Well that is good. However, I would love to have them match. Ugh. I bought this card wanting to run in crossfire after a few months, and not the card I have is not in production anymore.
DOn't sweat it, all that will happen is that it will look a bit odd. Nothing More.
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Well that is good. However, I would love to have them match. Ugh. I bought this card wanting to run in crossfire after a few months, and not the card I have is not in production anymore.
Thats a easy fix if you get aftermarket coolers for the cards they will match.I bought 2 asus 6850 when they came out.Thanking the direct heatpipe contact of the stock coolers would be enough I was wrong .I think they advertise 20% cooler than reference but its not good enough when overclocking so you end up upping the fan speed and making it to loud.

I would suggest getting the cheapest card you can find because from the reviews none of the special model have bined chips meaning your final overclock is luck of the draw.And adding aftermarket coolers for lower temps less noise and they will match.Check out my sig I got the coolers for $35 each and they look and perform great no noise at any fan speed.

Edit:just looked at your mb the coolers I have wont fit your top card
Edited by smoke420 - 4/18/11 at 6:19am
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Hey guys.
I'm having some trouble with my XFX 6870.
Sometimes the screen splits into half, and I really don't know what's causing it.
It has been overclocked to 1000/1140 at 1.274v. I know it's not heat problems, since it doesn't go above 83c.
I have heard about it being the memory clock, but it should only be if it's above 1140.
So does anyone know what to do? I'm thinking about sending it back, but then I'd have be with it for a week or two.
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