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Just finally purchased BF3 and tried it out.. the crossfired 6950 TF3's will run it on ultra all day long at 1920 x 1080 ! guess i got lucky!

It is expected of xfire 6950s to destroy BF3 at 1080p lol.
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Can someone pls tell me if any of my 6970s are reference pcb?

Note how different they are:) Sapphire and the upper one is Gigabyte.

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I beleive none are, reference card have AMD printed just on top of the PCI-E connector. You can also double check in CCC under system information/hardware the 1st line will tell you the card manufaturer. Hope this helped



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Originally Posted by Volkovy87 View Post

Can someone pls tell me if any of my 6970s are reference pcb?

Note how different they are:) Sapphire and the upper one is Gigabyte.

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Top one is definitely not, btw you got a windofrce huh? Bottom looks like the revised reference pcb, aka version 2.
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Well at first i was thinking this is the answer, they are not reference PCBs because I was looking specifically at the vrm design: digital (reference) , analog (non reference), but i confused myself when i read the post this picture i posted came from

so the top one in OP's post is definitely not, uses aftermarket cooler + analog phase power

bottom one in OP's post ? not sure but am thinking non reference as well because of VRM design

so post above this one i agree with

My confusion came in when it appears in the photo i posted this is rev 1 and rev 2 of the same card, which according to pic makes them both reference. So my VRM theory is out the door. Sorry I think i know less than when i started after making this post.

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Well at first i was thinking this is the answer, they are not reference PCBs because I was looking specifically at the vrm design one is digital (reference) another analog (non reference), but i confused myself when i read the post this came from

so the top one in OP's post is definitely not uses aftermarket cooler + analog phase power

bottom one in OP's post ? not sure but am thinking non reference as well because of VRM design

My confusion came in when it appears in the photo i posted this is rev 1 and rev 2 of the same card, which if i am am correct are both reference. Sorry I think i know less than when i started after making this post.

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The red pcb is the original reference pcb, but it was yanked due to short supply of vrm parts from Ti. The brown pcb is the redesigned reference with Volterra vrms. This brown one is or became the reference design! COnfusing? Yeap, gotta love AMD. Anyways, 4 months later when Ti refreshed supply, they took the red pcb and made changes to it, and re-released it as THE reference pcb, with one less inductor phase and other tweaks. This revised reference is the version 2. This is what it looks like.

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Just finally purchased BF3 and tried it out.. the crossfired 6950 TF3's will run it on ultra all day long at 1920 x 1080 ! guess i got lucky!

It is expected of xfire 6950s to destroy BF3 at 1080p lol.

yup that would be logical, i just read all the horror stories of driver issues before buying!

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The red pcb is the original reference pcb, but it was yanked due to short supply of vrm parts from Ti. The brown pcb is the redesigned reference with Volterra vrms. This brown one is or became the reference design! COnfusing? Yeap, gotta love AMD. Anyways, 4 months later when Ti refreshed supply, they took the red pcb and made changes to it, and re-released it as THE reference pcb, with one less inductor phase and other tweaks. This revised reference is the version 2. This is what it looks like.



10-4 makes perfect sense!
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Tyvm! So ordering 2 fullcover waterblocks wouldnt be a wise thing.. Those are designed for reference pcb frown.gif

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the Windforce cooled one cant go above 885Mhz in overclock:) the Sapphire does 950 easily and would go higher if i'd use some 3rdparty software for it..
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Tyvm! So ordering 2 fullcover waterblocks wouldnt be a wise thing.. Those are designed for reference pcb frown.gif

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the Windforce cooled one cant go above 885Mhz in overclock:) the Sapphire does 950 easily and would go higher if i'd use some 3rdparty software for it..

No, it would not be wise. The sapphire will take a ver2 ek block, or any ver2 block for that matter.
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Graphics Card Manufacturer   Powered by AMD
Graphics Chipset        AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series
Device ID       6719
Vendor  1002
Subsystem ID    3127
Subsystem Vendor ID     1682

The above is from my XFX Radeon 6950; looks like it's a reference design for all that the fan/heatpiped heatsink is unique to the card.
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