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Just wandering if this particular card was a ref or non ref cardhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161361
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Looks like non-reference or maybe a rev 2 design. The rev 1 reference has a back plate, black PCB with AMD logo, and the fan is farther away from the ports rather than center.

EDIT: darn, did not realize it is the 1 GB version.
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Its non-reference. Get a PowerColor or Sapphire one, they'll have voltage tweaking for sure.
    
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yea i was looking for a ref one considering i bought a ref w/b like a retard and just rma my gpu back so looking for a ref one didnt want to rma 2 things lol
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post #5 of 17
1gb are all non ref. 2gb are almost all ref but you will easly tell what is what.
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thx allot sir
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post #7 of 17
one more thing, most of 1gb versions are sharing the pcb with the 6870. if not all.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Razi3l View Post
Its non-reference. Get a PowerColor or Sapphire one, they'll have voltage tweaking for sure.
PC is changed their designs and are shipping rev2 boards. This thread exists because OP and another guy got rev2 PC cards in both 1gb and 2gb cards. The PC 6950 2gb even has a fake bios switch.
Edited by tsm106 - 3/3/11 at 8:01am
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Fake bios switch???

That is epic !!

BTW, I bought a 2 GB HIS 6950 from Amazon couple weeks back and those were rev1 reference.
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post #10 of 17
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Fake bios switch???

That is epic !!

BTW, I bought a 2 GB HIS 6950 from Amazon couple weeks back and those were rev1 reference.
Yea. It's rather a big slap in the face and fools ppl into thinking it's a bios switch. Instead it overclocks the card. Edited top post btw.
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