Topic Title: Graphics cards manufactured by AMD
Topic Summary: Can you buy these AMD reference cards anywhere?
Created On: 01/21/2014 07:39 PM
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 01/21/2014 07:39 PM
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Frank4AMD
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I tried searching the forums for "reference card" but haven't had any luck.  I'm sorry if this is already covered somewhere.

Is it possible to purchse a video card from AMD themselves?  Yes, the cool red and black ones you see in all of the reviews posted everywhere.

My main reason is for the card dimensions.  Take for instance the R7 260X.  The reference card AMD manufactures is just a littl eless than 7 inches long, while all of the third party cards are over 8 or sometimes 9 inches long.

Any information is appreciated.

 01/21/2014 08:23 PM
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No, you don't purchase cards from AMD. They stopped making cards themselves along time ago. 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150688

Thats the same size as the reference card.



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 01/21/2014 08:48 PM
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The only cards AMD make themselves are the Fire series professional cards. Reference Radeon cards are often the worst you can buy as they have a really loud, ineffective cooler, and it is quite possible for custom cards to be shorter than reference editions, as Vantharas pointed out.

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 01/22/2014 12:47 AM
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rony_90
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Hey guys..noob here..I live in india and gpu's are costly here.If i buy 7950 from US and use it in india.Do i get warranty in india..?

 

plz help..thanks in advance.

 01/22/2014 01:05 AM
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Frank4AMD
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Thanks for the info.  Much appreciated.

And thanks for linking a card with the same dimensions.  It stinks that card only has 1GB when they should have 2GB.

It looks like Sapphire makes a card with the dimensions as well.  Although it only has 1 DVI connectore and is a little underclocked.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202081

I should be able to bump up the core clock to 1100 and memory clock up to 6500 and it be stable?

 01/22/2014 09:51 AM
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Considering the power of the 260X, you will run out of processing power before you do VRAM. As for clocks, it is quite possible you could get 50MHz out of the core, but 125MHz from the memory...That could be a stretch.

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 01/22/2014 06:28 PM
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Frank4AMD
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I found this card instead.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150689

Not sure how I missed it the first time.  Will just go with this one and not mess with it.

Thanks again for the input.

 01/24/2014 08:34 PM
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I find the new dual fan designs used by EVGA and Asus to be a lot better than the factory reference.

This is my review of my video card de jour

http://hardcore-games.azurewebsites.net/gpu/evgagtx660ti.php



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 01/24/2014 10:03 PM
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260x is sufficient for office jobs but gaming you'll feel the pain

 

 

 



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