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post #11 of 37
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Originally Posted by lotdash0t View Post
why powercolor use another brand? marketing strategy to confuse ppl?
There are a number of AIBs that use secondary or even tertiary branding to cater to different locales or age/experience brackets. I doubt their use of the VTX3D brand is malicious in any manner.
post #12 of 37
I had the same type of thing happen, the online store listed the ref-card, but sent me a non-ref.

It definitely runs cooler, but I would rather have the extra shaders/...it sure OCs well though

But for me, too much hassle involved with other persons credit card, no cash for shipping it back....
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post #13 of 37
Nothing wrong with VTX3D bro. =) Actually very decent cards.
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If you paid for a reference card and want to unlock the shaders to a 6970 card, I would demand a refund and buy it somewhere else to make sure they give you a reference card.
    
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post #15 of 37
ebuyer dude, I used it.
post #16 of 37
Get a refund man. I don't think the brand is the issue here. If you intended to buy a reference model(which according to you was pictured), I'd assume you wanted the 2GB of memory that it comes with, but if that's the exact non-reference model you received, then they skimped you 1GB of memory.
 
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post #17 of 37
If you bought the exact card from that link, you are entitled to the refund, even without the reference-non reference issue.

The title in that link says 2GB card, but the description says 1GB of video memory.

So, if your card actually has 1GB of VRAM, that is a much bigger reason for refund than whether a card is reference or not, IMO.
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post #18 of 37
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Originally Posted by lotdash0t View Post
yes that's the card I got. damnnn . should I look for another 6950 ref or just buy 560 ti (can get it slightly cheaper than 6950) ?
The 560 is barely cheaper than the 6950, at least over here in the US. Not only is the 6950 much faster than the 560, but you can unlock it to a 6970 giving you a $350 card for only $250. Get a refund and get a reference 6950.
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post #19 of 37
You didn't buy it from there did you? Return it.
Return it and buy this. It's a reference card.
    
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post #20 of 37
You can send it back as it's 'NOT AS DESCRIBED AND NOT AS ADVERTISED' and get a full refund.

And that my friend is LAW!
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