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First off, what does it mean for a card to be a reference / non reference?

I want to get an EK water block for my ASUS EAH6970. Will these two be compatible? since the EK block says it's for reference cards only?
     
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post #2 of 12
apparently it's reference.
Edited by BillOhio - 4/10/11 at 6:58pm
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post #3 of 12
Yes, it's a reference card.

EDIT: Ninja'd
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nm, (we need a 'delete' post function here)
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post #5 of 12
It looks like it is. It has the stock phoenix shroud cooler and two Xfire tabs. I looked it up on Newegg so it might not be the same card. Real pictures of you card would be of best use to use to identify if it is reference or not.
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In addition, a reference card means the card's PCB is based off AMD's design and specifications, while a non-reference card is usually modified by the companies which build the card (such as Asus in this case).
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Damn... Guess I cant get that block I wanted.
     
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post #8 of 12
Yours is reference. You can get the block.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmac73 View Post
Yours is reference. You can get the block.
NO, that EK waterblock is for a version 2 6970. The Asus 6970 is the original reference. Generally. if the card has the bios switch and black back plate, its reference. The version 2 AFAIK, don't have the backplate or bios switch.

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Originally Posted by DorkSterr View Post
First off, what does it mean for a card to be a reference / non reference?

I want to get an EK water block for my ASUS EAH6970. Will these two be compatible? since the EK block says it's for reference cards only?
OP, you need this waterblock for that Asus 6970

http://www.dazmode.com/store/index.p...oducts_id=1092
Edited by ezveedub - 4/10/11 at 8:59pm
     
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DorkSterr, the following are the EK blocks which will fit your card:


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Core i3-3240 ASRock B75 Pro3-M Kingston DDR3 16GB 1333MHz 1.5v 4x WD Red NASware 3TB 
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4x Samsung F4 2TB HD204UI WD Caviar Blue 500GB Arctic Freezer 13 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 
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Corsair CX430 v2 X-Case RM424 - 24 bay mini-SAS LSI SAS-9207-4i4e 6Gbps PCI-E 3.0 HBA Chenbro CK22804 28 port SAS Expander 
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