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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;12365029 
You're using an XFX card. They're known to cheap out on their cards.

It is a reference card.......


And even if it was non-ref, it would use the same DDR5 chips as any other card.

Will you please learn some fact before you just bash anything xfx. It's cool that you feel ripped off by them, but you don't need to go troll every post involving them biggrin.gif
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You're using an XFX card. They're known to cheap out on their cards.
I had an MSI card also and it didn't go past 1325.
There are many XFX cards going past 1325 but I can't seem to find one.
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It is a reference card.......


And even if it was non-ref, it would use the same DDR5 chips as any other card.

Will you please learn some fact before you just bash anything xfx. It's cool that you feel ripped off by them, but you don't need to go troll every post involving them
Xfx does tend to use cheap PCB'S, and for some reason their things always have some sort of issue.... So stay away from that crap?
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just got my 6950 last night and unlocked it no problem via DOS

as of right now she is sitty at 950mhz and 1450mhz
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I had an MSI card also and it didn't go past 1325.
There are many XFX cards going past 1325 but I can't seem to find one.
I've got 3 of them.
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Xfx does tend to use cheap PCB'S, and for some reason their things always have some sort of issue.... So stay away from that crap?
We are clear that reference cards all use the same PCB, right?

just a note, all companies use cheaper components on non-ref stuff, that is the reason they make non-reference PCBs in the first place.
Edited by reflex99 - 2/12/11 at 8:07pm
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We are clear that reference cards all use the same PCB, right?
I was under the impression that AMD gave the companies the chips and the reference PCB design to follow, leaving them to build a PCB that has a spec to follow, but with whatever parts they want.
 
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I was under the impression that AMD gave the companies the chips and the reference PCB design to follow, leaving them to build a PCB that has a spec to follow, but with whatever parts they want.
No, they buy a kit with everything in it. When they do non-ref stuff, they can build from scratch, partial kit whatever they feel like.
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I was under the impression that AMD gave the companies the chips and the reference PCB design to follow, leaving them to build a PCB that has a spec to follow, but with whatever parts they want.
They can change PCB color, but that is about it.

All they really do is slap a sticker on it, and put it in a box.
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Bump because this is relevant.
Non-ref MSI 6950s can unlock too.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/M...zr_III/27.html
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