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rare card people really didnt know about the GTX 580 Rev. 2, identical to the 580 in everyway except under the shroud IHS vs no IHS
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/3009/geforce-gtx-580-rev-2

unique dev id.

Rev. 1 GF110-375-A1 IHS
Rev. 2 GF110-380-A1 No IHS

custom water blocks didnt work on Rev. 2 or custom anything.
 
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Not sure this is accurate sir.
 
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I wonder why it's showing different for me. Went back to the page and it's showing the same thing for me as before.
You're not crazy, I'm seeing it too.

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Opened incognito it shows next to the GTX 580, but the current web cache has it listed next to the R9 290. I assume somebody needs to force a refresh on it from the back to get the new page to show to everyone who's previously visited the DB.
 
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According to the build date in your screenshot it can't be an engineering sample, as the HD4870 were released middle 2008 and your build date there says May 2009.
Also regarding the Clocks, the HD4870 didn't clock down it's RAM because of some flickering issues, which AMD thought would annoy users and thus better have that thing run full steam on the RAM all the time.
Also the GPU clock is a tiny bit lower than it should be on the HD4870 (700Mhz instead of the normal 750Mhz).

According to the infos on Wikipedia it could be an HD4730, maybe even an engineering sample for that, as the 4730 had only 700MHz GPU clock, a single 6pin power connector and 900MHz on the RAM. And it was released June 2009 only by Powercolor.

Only thing: That one should have only half the BUS size for the RAM.

Other possible candidate would be the HD4860, but that had a lower RAM clock. And was released in August only on Asian markets.

All in all I think it's just a card from someone that tinkered with the BIOS.
The Radeon HD 4860 was also RV790, not RV770. So that's already out of the equation. Also you can have engineering samples that exist after the launch of the official product. Companies work on revising cards if they find an issue, so they'll have samples for the revisions even after the first revision goes to market. For example nVidia's A2 revision GF100 still has samples that were being produced and tested after the A3 revision released to market as the GTX 480. Similarly AMD's Cayman was being sampled well after launch for upcoming revisions used in cards like the 6990.


I mean the serial numbers don't really help, do they? :p
 
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I mean the serial numbers don't really help, do they? :p

Actually yeah they help a lot. I first glanced over it, but the "PEAK Code" actually gives a perfect identification of what the card is.

You have a PEAK Radeon HD 4870 1GB. They came in a multitude of different variants, and the one you have looks like the minimum spec 1GB version built specifically for lower power usage. It's essentially the step directly above a Radeon HD 4850 without sacrificing GDDR5.

Here's what remains of their website on archive.org: https://web.archive.org/web/20081216092739/http://www.peakhardware.com/index2.asp (requires flash to view most of it)

And here's as close as I can get to the original product page for the card you have. You can see your specific model number to the right of the GPU model. https://web.archive.org/web/2009122...roducts/productlist.asp?caid=4&said=9&oaid=84

Here's what that product page looked like:
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Actually yeah they help a lot. I first glanced over it, but the "PEAK Code" actually gives a perfect identification of what the card is.

You have a PEAK Radeon HD 4870 1GB. They came in a multitude of different variants, and the one you have looks like the minimum spec 1GB version built specifically for lower power usage. It's essentially the step directly above a Radeon HD 4850 without sacrificing GDDR5.

Here's what remains of their website on archive.org: https://web.archive.org/web/20081216092739/http://www.peakhardware.com/index2.asp (requires flash to view most of it)

And here's as close as I can get to the original product page for the card you have. You can see your specific model number to the right of the GPU model. https://web.archive.org/web/2009122...roducts/productlist.asp?caid=4&said=9&oaid=84

Here's what that product page looked like:
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Ah damn, I was really hoping it was an engineering sample :p Well, time to sell it I guess, I'm happy with a 100% ASIC 560 Ti so far.
 
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Actually yeah they help a lot. I first glanced over it, but the "PEAK Code" actually gives a perfect identification of what the card is.

You have a PEAK Radeon HD 4870 1GB. They came in a multitude of different variants, and the one you have looks like the minimum spec 1GB version built specifically for lower power usage. It's essentially the step directly above a Radeon HD 4850 without sacrificing GDDR5.

Here's what remains of their website on archive.org: https://web.archive.org/web/20081216092739/http://www.peakhardware.com/index2.asp (requires flash to view most of it)

And here's as close as I can get to the original product page for the card you have. You can see your specific model number to the right of the GPU model. https://web.archive.org/web/2009122...roducts/productlist.asp?caid=4&said=9&oaid=84

Here's what that product page looked like:
View attachment 92074
essentially it is a 4850 lol
I don't remember if it was the 4850 that I had with the 4870 Bios... but yeah.
 
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If you're in the US and don't mind shipping, I'll buy it from you. It's still an interesting card, not a standard 4870 by any means.
Sadly, I'm in the UK. So shipping would be at least $20 for it (I'd like to think most likely). Also, HDMI and DVI-I (dual link) give me black bars along the sides and top and bottom of the screen, and VGA gives a weird shaking image (like, jelly). Oh, also, I figured out why the fan runs at 100% all the time. It's wired directly to the 12V plane on the connector :p
 
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Were these ever released? I remember they were added to GPU-Z in some revision, but i don't recall having seem any GP104 based GTX 1060 reviewed...

https://www.techpowerup.com/228349/nvidia-to-release-gtx-1060-variants-based-on-gp104-silicon
Yes they very much exist and have been validated look at gpudb for the models

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/b4203/galax-gtx-1060-ex-oc-black

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/b4201/palit-gtx-1060-dual

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/b4202/galax-gtx-1060-oc
 
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Alright. Hey, since the Quadro 4000 has an IHS it'll be much easier to clean :p Also, if I replaced the G70 cores on this Quadro 4500 x2 with G71 cores and then flashed the BIOS after making necessary PCB modifications, would it be counted as a 'rare' 7900 GX2?

EDIT: And after some discussion in Discord, the GPUDB error was fixed. It now displays the Quadro 4500 x2 as a G71 core card.
 
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Alright. Hey, since the Quadro 4000 has an IHS it'll be much easier to clean :p Also, if I replaced the G70 cores on this Quadro 4500 x2 with G71 cores and then flashed the BIOS after making necessary PCB modifications, would it be counted as a 'rare' 7900 GX2?
I would ask Fouquin that question ;)
 
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Just pulled my Palit 8800 GTS 512 1GB Sonic. Been running strong all these years. This is an oddball card that I don't think they sold very many of. It was expensive and came out right before the 9800 GTX launched. Only can find one review of it (http://www.legitreviews.com/palit-geforce-8800-gts-1gb-sonic-sli-video-card-review_683). Palit was still doing their push into the NA market and threw their weight around by making the only 1 GB version of the 8800 GTS 512(MB) I've seen. Little confusing how nvidia named the card for the amount of memory it was supposed to have and this didn't match it. Another odd note Palit was giving a lot of nvidia cards red PCBs at the time. In addition to having 1 GB of memory they also reworked the memory traces so the memory clocked higher than any other 8800 GTS 512. The reason I bought it despite the 9800 GTX being weeks away from release was someone had done a clock for clock comparison between the 8800 and the 9800 cores and it seemed some latency issues made the 8800 slightly faster. That plus the faster memory on this particular card made me feel like it was a better buy, but I don't think many others followed this logic given its rarity. I haven't ever seen one on ebay before.

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Just pulled my Palit 8800 GTS 512 1GB Sonic. Been running strong all these years. This is an oddball card that I don't think they sold very many of. It was expensive and came out right before the 9800 GTX launched. Only can find one review of it (http://www.legitreviews.com/palit-geforce-8800-gts-1gb-sonic-sli-video-card-review_683). Palit was still doing their push into the NA market and threw their weight around by making the only 1 GB version of the 8800 GTS 512(MB) I've seen. Little confusing how nvidia named the card for the amount of memory it was supposed to have and this didn't match it. Another odd note Palit was giving a lot of nvidia cards red PCBs at the time. In addition to having 1 GB of memory they also reworked the memory traces so the memory clocked higher than any other 8800 GTS 512. The reason I bought it despite the 9800 GTX being weeks away from release was someone had done a clock for clock comparison between the 8800 and the 9800 cores and it seemed some latency issues made the 8800 slightly faster. That plus the faster memory on this particular card made me feel like it was a better buy, but I don't think many others followed this logic given its rarity. I haven't ever seen one on ebay before.

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can you get a better lighting, perhaps natural?
 
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