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Old July 12, 2012, 04:05 AM
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Originally Posted by igot6strings View Post
might be interested in the gtx 570 with stock fan.
a noobish question, but what exactly does "reference" mean? I've seen around alot but not sure what the term means.
Reference means the original design as released by nvidia (or amd if talking about a radion)
non reference are cards with a different design of either or both the heatsing and fan and the actual board.
usually (but not always) the non-reference ones perform better or cooler than reference BUT will usually dump the hot air into the case rather than the back (high end reference designs usually come with a "blower" setup with exhaust our the back of the case).
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