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Originally Posted by Chrono Detector View Post
The card itself looks very bland and boring, I was expecting a better card design coming from Sapphire.
So you like an ugly white chick with gnappy dreads more then a simple fan shroud?
U got issues.
Btw I do not like that blue PCB! Ew.
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gimmicky crap.

This is only going to get worse as overclocking becomes easier and more popular. Won't be long before we have to fork over ££££ to even get basic overclocking abilities.
Lol
I hope not.
Reminds me of what a little company did...locked FSB and makes you pay more for an unlocked k series CPU.
    
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post #32 of 35
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I'm thinking this version might prevent unlocking shaders... and I still prefer the look of the reference 6800/6900 series anyways. Black/red stripes ftw!
Oops. Good point.
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Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post
Yes, they might even start to put out two very similar products, one which can OC and one which is limited, then charge a premium for the OC'ing version.

Probably differentiate them by putting a letter at the end of the model number. Like a "k"....

NB: Yes, I know that the non-k SBs are lower binned chips and are sold cheaper because their OC potential is limited.
just otta curiosity why "K"?
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This card is kinda bland.
    
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Sapphire could have at least thrown on a non-reference cooler...
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