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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-084-_-Product

According to the screenshots it is -- And it's cheaper than what a lot of people are selling them used for.

I was thinking about purchasing another 5870 for Xfire instead of getting a GTX 580 or a 6970 but when I seen that on newegg, I might be swayed to just get that

Guaranteed brand new

What do you guys think?
     
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well, looks like it.

quality may be..cheap...
    
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If it's a reference board, it won't be any cheaper then the other boards that are reference

Seeking more input though
     
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quality may be..cheap...
What does it mean?
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If it's a reference board, it won't be any cheaper then the other boards that are reference

Seeking more input though
Yes it is a reference design.. all GPUs with a reference PCB and Fan/Shroud/Heatsink assembly are reference designs... Designs such as Toxic, and Twin Frozr are non reference.. They can chose to keep the same PCB if they want but most manufacturers change the PCBs...
    
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Yes it is a reference design.. all GPUs with a reference PCB and Fan/Shroud/Heatsink assembly are reference designs... Designs such as Toxic, and Twin Frozr are non reference.. They can chose to keep the same PCB if they want but most manufacturers change the PCBs...
You're sorta mistaken

Reference is really limited by the PCB. You can have a EK waterblock on a reference card and it still be a reference card. Just a different cooler

Usually, Reference PCB's are only out for so long and then that's it. Which is why I was curious as to how Diamond has some on Newegg (unless the picture is false)

On the contrary, I see what you're trying to say -- Except you got your lingo a little mixed up
     
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You're sorta mistaken

Reference is really limited by the PCB. You can have a EK waterblock on a reference card and it still be a reference card. Just a different cooler

Usually, Reference PCB's are only out for so long and then that's it. Which is why I was curious as to how Diamond has some on Newegg (unless the picture is false)

On the contrary, I see what you're trying to say -- Except you got your lingo a little mixed up
^_^ np
    
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I own a diamond 5870. It is reference and it over clocks like a champion
    
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Great -- I just need to find out if that picture is actually right, because that's a hella deal for a reference 5870 -- Especially being sold brand new, on newegg, over 1 year later.
     
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Great -- I just need to find out if that picture is actually right, because that's a hella deal for a reference 5870 -- Especially being sold brand new, on newegg, over 1 year later.
Yeah i was looking around for a reference 5870 for a while, because I could get a cheap block for it. I found the Diamond 5870 to be perfect. Perfect installation, no driver problems, eyefinity kicks ass etc...

I think I might get another and crossfire them.
    
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