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Is this a reference XFX 5870? How can I tell?

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May 9, 2010 1:43:22 PM

I ordered this XFX Radeon 5870 yesterday, thinking that it was a reference design. I've read elsewhere that a fan on the right side does not necessarily make it a reference card. Is this card a reference design?

XFX HD587AZNF9
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

It was between the XFX and the VisionTek, which looks like it is a reference design just by its plainness:

Visiontek Radeon HD5870
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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May 9, 2010 2:06:37 PM

Actually, from the look of this thread, it is a reference design.

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a b U Graphics card
May 9, 2010 2:12:24 PM

Both are reference designs.
The decals pasted on the body don't change the physical layout of the design.

A couple non-referenced models:



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a b U Graphics card
May 9, 2010 2:26:49 PM

A reference design with the shroud off.


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May 9, 2010 5:49:41 PM

Hey WR2,

Thanks for the replies.
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May 9, 2010 5:52:35 PM

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