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Old 09-20-2011, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default Wierd "handle" at the end of ATI 5870

could someone tell me what the "handle" thing at the end of these two cards are:



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and also does anyone know if these "handles" can be removed as this card was already a lengthy one without what seems to be another inch at least on the end of it?
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Dell puts those on their cards. They're for support. Usually there'll be a little shelf at the other end of the case to hold it up.
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Old 09-21-2011, 03:13 AM   #3
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so technically they are exactly the same card but with this shelft support from dell? If i were to bid on these cards on ebay it would be like buying two normal 5870's in terms of graphical performance?
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They're regular reference cards, they just came out of a Dell (or other) PC.
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