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Old November 5, 2011, 11:42 AM
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I was wondering what the difference was between a reference video card, and a non reference video card. Can someone tell me about what that means too? Thanks!
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Old November 5, 2011, 11:58 AM
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A reference design is the video card PCB design that is made by Nvidia.

Sometimes companies will make their own PCB for either better performance or cheaper build. These would be non reference designs.
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Old November 5, 2011, 12:06 PM
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often non-reference designs also have different coolers as well.
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Old November 6, 2011, 05:20 AM
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Oh i see, so basically reference cards have stock parts, and non-reference cards have custom components. Thanks guys. Anyway i had one more question, i never new what a videocard is saying when it means double shot. Thanks again.
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Old November 6, 2011, 05:39 AM
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I'm guessing you're referring to the EVGA cards which from the look of things would be the two fans? not 100% on that.
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Old November 6, 2011, 11:52 AM
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Double shot is just marketing stuff to say that there are 2 fans on the card.
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