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Difference between radeon 6950 (HD695XCNFC Vs. HD695ACNFC)

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  1. jonathan1107

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    The X one got better cooling, it is created at a later date [it got a game or not i cant remember well]
     
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    First link is a non-reference card.

    Second link is a reference card.

    Since XFX loves to cheap out on thier non-reference designs, definitely go with the card in the second link.

    As far as actual diferences the non-reference has a cheaper cooler that doesn't perform as well. Uses less/cheaper power circuitry on a cheaper PCB.

    Completely wrong. It is created at a later date, but it doesn't make it better. It's XFX's own design and it isn't very good. I own two of those cards and the cooling is horribly cheap as I stated above.
     
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    I have to agree with erocker on this as I have experienced XFX's cheap out on a non reference model I bought.

    Sure it looked the part, VF830 Zalman cooler, shorter PCB.
    But in the end it still heated up all the same, was quieter, had no fan control, and had a high pitched noise.

    Eventually RMAed for a HD4850 reference.

    Never choosing non reference again after that experience.
     
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    I would recommend you look at HIS

    It's reference, has the dual bios switch and a lot less expensive than XFX
     
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    I have already one HD695ACNFC, and I was looking to buy another one to crossfire it with... But it seems all the websites I'm looking at are out of stock for this particular product...

    Should I crossfire my HD695ACNFC with the HIS (because it is reference model)... I know it will prob work... but I've heard it's always good to have 2 identical cards when crossfiring...

    let me know your thoughts on this
     
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    Yes, definitely buy another reference model. Brand doesn't really matter as they are all the same cards with different stickers on them.
     
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    Warranty does though, so you might want to pick up a card whose manufacturer offer good warranty in your area.
     
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    Yes don't touch XFX's non ref cards and just deal with the reference cooler and maybe invest in a 3rd party cooler for it at a later time. Although before changing the cooler make a ticket ( at the XFX website ) and have a chat with them about changing it as this will avoid warranty getting void.
     

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