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NV allows Non-Reference GTX Cards

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by wolf2009, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. wolf2009 Guest

    Just read this in this topic
    about damn time, Nvidia allowed non-reference coolers on their cards ,


    going to be interesting, can't wait to see what Palit comes up with :D
     
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    no interest ?>
     
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    I'm pretty sure non-reference cooelers have always been allowed(which is why eVGA is able to sell cards with waterblocks already), this article is talking about the PCB itself.
     
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    waterblocks maybe, but not non-reference coolers and PCB's .
     
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    A waterblock is a non-reference cooler.
     
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    not an air non-reference cooler, which Nvidia never allowed anyone to do with their high end cards. 8800GTX and ultra had water blocks, but not non-reference air coolers
     
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    That isn't true at all, eVGA had at least one 8800GTX with a non-reference cooler the 8800GTX ACS3.

    The fact isn't that they can't use non-refence coolers, they just don't want to. And the ones that do want to use non-reference coolers also want non-reference PCB's and usually don't manufacture a card with non-reference cooling until they also use a non-reference PCB. There is nothing stopping any manufacturer from using a non-reference cooling solution if they wanted to.
     
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