Originally Posted by Remix65
hey guys i picked up a 6970 card from ebay and i'm a little skeptical as to what card it is. i currently have a sapphire 6970 which has no switch at the top. but this card i got from ebay has a switch but no part number-serial number label.
i hope its not some other card flashed to a 6970. it did come with an aftermarket cooler and an extra the original cooler. since i bought it i havent used it because i've had to reinstall the coolers but i've just been busy and never got to it since i already have a 6970. well today i decided to work on it... here is the card...
looking through this thread i do see some cards with a switch at the top..
i cant find where i put the aftermarket cooler to fire it up. and dont want to uninstall the heat sinks to put back the original cooler...
certainly a reference!
not MSI or XFX...MSI has blue DVI connections, and earlier lines of the XFX uses the XFX metal stamp
maybe HIS, SAPPHIRE, Radeon, late model XFX, or Gigabyte all have manufactured black PCB's
here is the 6970 reference data that I can dig up plus a handy picture comparing 6970/6950:
109-C20047-00 is on all the 6970 reference PCB's i can find
Volterra Digital VRM design used on many rev 1 PCB's rev 2 went to solid cap analog design
Mem IC's Hynix GDDR5 used on many 6900's 6970's yield high clock values
GPU ic chip 215-0807007 Std Cayman 6970 part number
8 + 6 pin power connector or 8 + 8 on the MSI lightning 6970Edited by ryan w - 4/23/12 at 7:24pm