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Windows 7: Is this a reference radeon HD 6970?

25 Jun 2011   #1
1strail

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Is this a reference radeon HD 6970?

Looking to watercool a couple of new graphics cards (haven't purchased yet), but most of the water blocks are designed for reference cards. From all indications, this PowerColor board seems to be that, but I would like another opinion before I plop down the cash.

I would prefer XFX, but from other posts I've read, it seems like they may have some deptive designs that look like reference, but are not exact.

Thanks

PowerColor AX6970 2GBD5-M2DH Radeon HD 6970

Newegg.com - PowerColor AX6970 2GBD5-M2DH Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity


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25 Jun 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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ugh really need to see the board side of the card to make a visual comparison.
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25 Jun 2011   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's in the image gallery link on Newegg.
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25 Jun 2011   #4
Maguscreed

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The bracket placement appears right.
http://www.ixbt.com/video3/images/re...-scan-back.jpg
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25 Jun 2011   #5
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1strail View Post
Looking to watercool a couple of new graphics cards (haven't purchased yet), but most of the water blocks are designed for reference cards. From all indications, this PowerColor board seems to be that, but I would like another opinion before I plop down the cash.

I would prefer XFX, but from other posts I've read, it seems like they may have some deptive designs that look like reference, but are not exact.

Thanks

PowerColor AX6970 2GBD5-M2DH Radeon HD 6970

Newegg.com - PowerColor AX6970 2GBD5-M2DH Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
That card is the reference design; the non-reference designs usually have a custom fan setup. However some "reference" design cards might be overclocked a tad.

But yeah that card looks like the reference design.

And though I've never done any water anything to my system, I'm pretty sure that even the non-reference design cards have the same attachment points for water cooling.

My two cents.
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25 Jun 2011   #6
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I believe the MSI and ASUS will not work with items requiring reference specs
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25 Jun 2011   #7
1strail

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks guys
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