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I highly doubt its a custom. It's most likely the revised board, crap I feel like a broken record, revised card AMD released back in Dec. It takes time to hit the channel ya know...

Then why does it say v1.0?
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Hope this one helps. If you still need a higher quality one, then I can take one with my DSLR. These are just done with my iPhone 4 for quick takes.

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yea, that is not AMD designed. AFAIK, all of the AMD 6950 designs have the VRMs on the other side of the PCB.
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Yeah, just noticed that there's no AMD logo on the board either, which it would be normally located where the ver 1.0 is.

I've looked and the only time I've seen this type of heatsink on this card is a Club3D version (whoever they are) and it looks like the PCB is the same one Sapphire uses, except theirs are blue.

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yea, that is not AMD designed. AFAIK, all of the AMD 6950 designs have the VRMs on the other side of the PCB.
Dude, that is the revised board. It's actually a 6870 board with the TI DrMOS vrms.

OP, do a search on me crossed with revised, I've posted in every revision thread I've seen just about.

Now that's all secondary if that's not the pcb you want, so if its not return it.
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Definitely send it back and get a reference.
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Yup, tsm106 has indeed posted in every revision thread that they're the revised PCBs.

Anyways, as long as the card is silent, performs well, and stays cool, then I'm fine with it. Probably would have gotten it sooner, but the money situation didn't work out.

Guess that means a new rev 1 card is going to be hard to come by soon.

I personally don't care whether or not I got a reference card. Heck I think the heat sink is worth more than what I was expecting. Unless the card fails, I don't wanna mess with the RMA stuff for something that I don't really need or care about.
Edited by Lareson - 4/15/11 at 11:31pm
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if you want silent, then reference is definitely NOT the way to go.
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Yup, tsm106 has indeed posted in every revision thread that they're the revised PCBs.

Anyways, as long as the card is silent, performs well, and stays cool, then I'm fine with it. Probably would have gotten it sooner, but the money situation didn't work out.

Guess that means a new rev 1 card is going to be hard to come by soon.
Yea, I've been warning people since Jan, but no one listens until someone gets hit by it and posts a xfx sucks thread lol.
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If you want a more silent card then this card would serve you well. The ref version is definitely not a silent one.
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