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whats the difference between both of these??

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-518-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-530-_-Product

does one have a better fan? or what these the difference?
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Don't get the one with the fan in zee middle.
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Yeah get the red one not the grey one. The red one has a better fan and is the reference design. The grey one is not.
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One is a reference card the other isnt i guess
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post #5 of 15
dont get the xfx one



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post #6 of 15
One is reference and the other is non reference. Go reference if you want the possibility of unlocking to 6970(Idk how likely it is with a XFX card though)
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post #7 of 15
Go for Sapphire/MSi reference model
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None of the non-reference (fan in the middle) models can be unlocked?

Are they better than the reference models in any way then? Are the fans more efficient?
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Idra View Post
None of the non-reference (fan in the middle) models can be unlocked?

Are they better than the reference models in any way then? Are the fans more efficient?
If you look at the tpu review of the twin frozr, there was little difference in noise under load, and no gain in overclocks.

The only positive I could say about the revised pcb, is that by switching to TI DrMOS vrms, gpuz can monitor vrm temps. That's basically it.
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post #10 of 15
Well, in situations like this, I go for the more expensive one. Which in this case is the reference model. But yeah, don't go for XFX, go for Sapphire.
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