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Hi I have one of these cards running stock overclock however I am getting lots of graphical glitches while playing some games, so I decided to investigate further and I wonder if anyone could analyse my findings and help me figure out if the card is faulty and whether I should seek support for the card.



This is the type of defect I am getting, it can get worse.



Here is the monitor during that test. No overheating problems ever, it stays really cool in fact.

Any help much appreciated.
Edited by sinii - 8/9/12 at 10:32am
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Another shot:

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This looks to me like some special xmas edition of unigine heaven eek.gif
Sorry for that, i couldn't resist.

I would just do RMA. The second screen looks really bad and i have never seen something similar to that.
Looks like some crazy media player visualization running half transparent on top of the bench output.
Edited by tecfreak - 8/9/12 at 11:59am
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This looks to me like some special xmas edition of unigine heaven eek.gif
Sorry for that, i couldn't resist.
I would just do RMA. The second screen looks really bad and i have never seen something similar to that.
Looks like some crazy media player visualization running half transparent on top of the bench output.

The thing is the benchmark performs perfectly up to the point where this sort of thing happens. Looks flawless with good fps... the temps are fine too never going above 55C. Guess I will need to contact Gigabyte support!
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Perhaps give this a try?

GIGABYTE Outs Corrective BIOS Update for GeForce GTX 670 WindForce 3X OC
Apparently, GIGABYTE's GeForce GTX 670 WindForce 3X OC graphics card (model: GV-N670OC-2GD) is riddled with stability issues that can only be corrected with a graphics card BIOS update. The stability issues apparently relate to the way the GPU is addressing overclocked Hynix GDDR5 memory chips. The company released a pair of BIOS files, version F4 based on NVIDIA source BIOS 80.04.31.00.58 and version F12 based on NVIDIA source BIOS 80.04.31.00.09. The two were posted recently, but are date-stamped 13-Jul-2012. The two don't change the clock speeds the card ships with: 980 MHz core, 1058 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory. Graphics card BIOS updating is a trickier process than motherboard BIOS updates, and you need to be really sure what you're doing. Find the BIOS files, and related documentation in the link

http://www.techpowerup.com/170032/GIGABYTE-Outs-Corrective-BIOS-Update-for-GeForce-GTX-670-WindForce-3X-OC.html
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Perhaps give this a try?
GIGABYTE Outs Corrective BIOS Update for GeForce GTX 670 WindForce 3X OC
Apparently, GIGABYTE's GeForce GTX 670 WindForce 3X OC graphics card (model: GV-N670OC-2GD) is riddled with stability issues that can only be corrected with a graphics card BIOS update. The stability issues apparently relate to the way the GPU is addressing overclocked Hynix GDDR5 memory chips. The company released a pair of BIOS files, version F4 based on NVIDIA source BIOS 80.04.31.00.58 and version F12 based on NVIDIA source BIOS 80.04.31.00.09. The two were posted recently, but are date-stamped 13-Jul-2012. The two don't change the clock speeds the card ships with: 980 MHz core, 1058 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory. Graphics card BIOS updating is a trickier process than motherboard BIOS updates, and you need to be really sure what you're doing. Find the BIOS files, and related documentation in the link
http://www.techpowerup.com/170032/GIGABYTE-Outs-Corrective-BIOS-Update-for-GeForce-GTX-670-WindForce-3X-OC.html

Yes, try this first. Here's an earlier post from me with the links, instructions from above. I flashed my bios without issue.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1289489/gtx-670-unlocked-voltage-bios/430
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