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post #1 of 11
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Do different color PCB's designate quality? For instance isn't "black" a reference PCB?

I've seen black, red, blue, and brown.


I mean is a red pcb as good as a blue one and vice versa?
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i have noticed that different companys prefer different colours, found xfx like black as all of my old xfx cards are black, yet any sapphire cards i own are red, think its just take your pick
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i have noticed that different companys prefer different colours, found xfx like black as all of my old xfx cards are black, yet any sapphire cards i own are red, think its just take your pick
Ah, ok. So even though it's a red pcb, it still could be a reference board?
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by jdmfish View Post
Ah, ok. So even though it's a red pcb, it still could be a reference board?
my reference 6970 is red



And again, xfx using black


Edited by Adam23 - 1/7/11 at 4:13pm
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post #5 of 11
it dosent matter. its just up to the company. gigabyte's color scheme is blue so they always go with blue. asus seems to prefer black and brown so they go with that. its just up to the company. what matters is WHO made it,not the color.
 
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post #6 of 11
There is no difference in PCB quality by color (unless is a off-yellow color, which means its missing a solder mask).

Most electronics use a green PCB since its slightly cheaper to get in small quantities (though blue is a close second).
post #7 of 11
Just colour.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/8800_faq.html

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Originally Posted by jdmfish View Post
Ah, ok. So even though it's a red pcb, it still could be a reference board?
Yes.
Reference is the stuff on the PCB, the arrangement of the stuff, and the # of PCB layers. Colour has no consequence.
Edited by sLowEnd - 1/7/11 at 4:47pm
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post #8 of 11
They need to make translucent/transparent PCBs
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
Just colour.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/8800_faq.html



Yes.
Reference is the stuff on the PCB, the arrangement of the stuff, and the # of PCB layers. Colour has no consequence.

Ah, ok. Thanks for chiming in guys..
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post #10 of 11
I personally love xfx pcb color, I think it's dead sexy
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