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they putting in cheaper components without saying anything
XFX have been doing this for years. It's pretty much what makes their cards cheaper.

Thanks for the update OP.
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So these new revised 6970 PCB from XFX can take EK's new water black or are you talking about another card? I am returning my non ref 6950 from XFX this weekend and frys does not carry anything but Diamond, XFX, and MSI frozer 2 cards for the 6970. Their XFX 6970's are both 697A models which XFX told me today were for sure referenced cards, and I told him I wanted one to put a water block on it and he said I should have no problem. I would like to OC it but I thik XFX has made sure you cant now since all the bios switches are gone off their boards.
EK released the FC-6970 V2 in Feb/March iirc. The V2 fits the DrMOS pcb, aka Rev2, but really it's the ORIGINAL ORIGINAL PCB.
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Again XFX? Mate I feel sorry for you. That sucks big time.

I personally always stick with either Asus, Sapphire, Gigabyte or EVGA They've never let me down once and their support is great in my books.
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Again XFX? Mate I feel sorry for you. That sucks big time.

I personally always stick with either Asus, Sapphire, Gigabyte or EVGA They've never let me down once and their support is great in my books.
Christ. AMD is going to stop using the Volterra chips because they are too expensive! This is not a XFX thing, it's an AMD told you back in Dec thing.
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LOL this thread.
If you're gonna change the design of the PCB drastically, why can't you change the model number to indicate this? Is it so ******* hard for XFX to do that?

It's not about the different PCB, it's about changing it without notifying the customers of the change, thus leading to third party components mix-ups.
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If you're gonna change the design of the PCB drastically, why can't you change the model number to indicate this? Is it so ******* hard for XFX to do that?
I'm not gonna stop you from drinking down the haterade on XFX. Your thread fails as a conspiracy theory. It's unfortunate that you got the wrong block, but you should have done you're home work. Your pcb doesn't look anything like what ek shows will fit a V1 block. Your fault, ek's or xfx?
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EK released the FC-6970 V2 in Feb/March iirc. The V2 fits the DrMOS pcb, aka Rev2, but really it's the ORIGINAL ORIGINAL PCB.
I think this is the one you are talking about it says V2 but it is specifically for non ref cards it says on the site. I know th ePower color PCB's look the smae as the OP's XFX ref'd card.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/im...ign_Cards.html
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Wow, this all but ensures that XFX stays on my black list.
 
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I'm not gonna stop you from drinking down the haterade on XFX. Your thread fails as a conspiracy theory. It's unfortunate that you got the wrong block, but you should have done you're home work. Your pcb doesn't look anything like what ek shows will fit a V1 block. Your fault, ek's or xfx?
My thread is extremely rational.

I ordered the block before I even received the card, based on the model number, which was triple checked with their EK's Cooling Configurator and confirmed as compatible. I did my homework more than correctly.

XFX used a reference model number but shipped me a non reference PCB. How is this even remotely my fault? It's not rocket science to understand.
    
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I think this is the one you are talking about it says V2 but it is specifically for non ref cards it says on the site. I know th ePower color PCB's look the smae as the OP's XFX ref'd card.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/im...ign_Cards.html
Yea, that's the V2 for the drmos setup. Btw:

http://www.techpowerup.com/137448/AM...eries-PCB.html

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AMD is planning a revised Radeon HD 6900 series reference-design PCB. It is reported that the delays which short-supply of TI-made driver-MOSFETs caused have been tided over with, giving AMD the opportunity to redesign the PCB to make use of the more cost-effective yet high-performance VRM circuitry. AMD is reported to have used expensive Volterra-made digital PWM chippery in a last-ditch effort to release the Radeon HD 6900 series in time for the X'mas shopping season, after TI-made VRM components couldn't make it to foundry-partners in time (which caused the launch delay in November, 2010). The redesigned PCB with its new TI-made driver-MOSFETs (DrMOS) could also present an opportunity for AMD to patch the Radeon HD 6950, making stream processor unlocking using BIOS flash impossible, notes the source. This development surfaced after water-cooling major Swiftech announced that it delayed the launch of its Radeon HD 6900 series full-coverage water block because AMD is revising its PCB design.
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