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Graphics Is this 5870 referance pcb anyone?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by thetrashcanman, 22 Feb 2011.

  1. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Hi everyone, ok so I've just got hold of this xfx 5870 standard clocks and am desperately trying to work out if it has a custom pcb, have tried scouring the internet, looking for reviews or something of the same model, but it seems difficult to find, just wondering if anybody had a idea about it? Or where I might find some information that could help, many thanks in advanced :D

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  2. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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  3. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    thought it was a bit of a duh question, but needed to find out for certain as I'm ordering a waterblock for it, what do you think faugusztin? Looks standard to me :)
     
  4. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    No, unfortunately it isn't. Again, look at power connectors, they are in different direction. Then you have some small changes visible even at back of the board (4 resistors in every line instead of 3) etc etc.
     
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    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I have some pics of the standard PCB on my thread (in sig) and with a waterblock, so if you opened it up you'd be able to compare both, as the EK block I use doesn't go near the power connectors. If your lucky everything else is in the same place...

    The only way to be sure is by taking the heatsink off...
     
  7. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Which I plan to do tomorrow now :D, cheers for your help chaps :)
     
  8. Wicked_Sludge

    Wicked_Sludge My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

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    i usually look for:

    "AMD" (or "NVIDIA") printed in the center of the PCIe connector, just above the pins.

    a black, solid steel heat spreader that covers the whole backside of the card.

    the "bat-mobile" cooler with a radial flow fan on the far end.
     

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