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Old March 6, 2013, 04:04 PM
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What you are talking about is called a reference board design. They are actually manufactured by the vendors (board partners) (ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, etc) based on AMD's design. They are usually sold at the beginning of a specific chip's lifespan. Eventually, the board partners will finalize their own PCB and cooler design, and will start phasing out the reference designs until none are available.

You're best bet at this point, if you really want a reference design (usually for watercooling, or cases with poor airflow) is to look for a used card in the BST.
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