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How do I know if a card is a reference design?

1ddqd1ddqd Registered User regular
Here's the card I bought, and I'm getting ready to install it, then flash it to a 6970. I know the success rate is better with reference designs (plus, the waterblock I ordered is for a reference style card) so I wanted to make sure this was the right one before I open the box:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150518

(Newegg sales didn't know, btw, and XFX hasn't responded in over 36 hours)

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  • HardtargetHardtarget There Are Four Lights VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    it certainly looks reference sized but that doesn't really mean anything. My understanding is only the initial batches of 6950s support that soft mod and ATI fixed it so I have no idea if new cards are still able to do that

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  • AlectharAlecthar Alan Shore We're not territorial about that sort of thing, are we?Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    That's a reference 6950. Flash away, sir.

    You can tell by the AMD logo above the PCI-E contacts.

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  • 1ddqd1ddqd Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Nice, thanks. I found a few forum posts from some people regarding what model they had and flashing success. The CNFC in XFX HD-695A-CNFC was the key for this particular manufacturer's card.

    When I saw Newegg didn't have it, I just googled for places that still had some in stock. Provantage had it for the same price, with free shipping, and I got it 2 days after I ordered it (OH to TX). Not too shabby. Flashing after I get my waterblock installed today!

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