I'm fully aware of what you've previously written, but just because ATi (or nVidia) says so doesn't make it true. Reality seems to prove my point, though. Or are you arguing that (pretty much) every partner comes up with an identical design, that doesn't resemble what you (and pretty much everyone else on or off the net) has reviewed as the reference design? And I'm certainly aware that PC Partner doesn't manufacture *every* ATi-based card. Actually, I've never claimed that. As far as I recall not very long ago ASUS' manufacturing arm (what is now known as Pegatron, I believe) was used as the manufacturer of the reference design for several models. I'm not sure where all the ire is coming from? I've never claimed that the HD 4770 is a bad card, just that it was a bad decision on ATi's part to send a version of the card to reviewers that cannot be readily bought, if at all.