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670 artifacting in 3D mark at stock clocks

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Hi I recently purchased an EVGA 670 FTW+, and it is showing visible artifacting in 3D Mark 11 without touching the clocks. Both raising the power target, and adjusting the fan profile so the card stays under 60 C do not affect this.

Also if I overclock at all I start seeing artifacts in other programs like Heaven outside of the dragon scene.

Now if were just not being able to overclock the card I wouldn't care, it came at 1176mhz out of the box, but the fact that I get artifacts in 3D Mark no matter what, and artifacts in other programs if I overclock at all, even just 13mhz the lowest it will let me go seems like it is cause for concern. Are there any steps any of you would recommend? Or should I just RMA the card?
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yes rma the card.
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Okay I will do that, I kind of figured I should. I just didn't want to without a second opinion though because it really does feel bad to have send back a card I just got. Oh well though it is the luck of the draw every OEM has bad cards. Thanks for the advice.
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Not much you can do for it....you just received it and it's already acting like this. Don't waste anytime then and get started on that RMA.

EDIT: I've had to RMA a 570 once and a 670 a few months ago with EVGA, they are really good to work with and should get you your replacement ASAP.
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I sent in a message to EVGA customer support about the card for a different reason that doesn't have to do with defects before I start the thread, once they respond I will start the RMA. Thanks for all your advice.
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