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One of my GTX 670 SC+ 4GB Failed... Should I be concerned about the second?

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Hi All!

One of my cards failed (red lines, RSOD, and boot loop goodness), and I have to RMA it. Should I be concerned with the quality of these small 670 PCBs? Only had a minor OC, and never broke 66c. Should I step up to a 670 FTW or 680? I just recently switched back from 3 generations of AMD. While I am liking the stability and performance, I am not to thrilled about the quality thus far. But I know any batch could have bad apples.

Let me know what you think

Thanks in advance!

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I'd say run some benches & stress it with a few games to really see if it artifacts. Moreover, if you still wanna purchase it, wait out for the 700's to drop, see what they perform like and then make your choice. By then, even the prices of current gen would fall and you'd have a much cheaper upgrade.
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Hi All!

One of my cards failed (red lines, RSOD, and boot loop goodness), and I have to RMA it. Should I be concerned with the quality of these small 670 PCBs?

I'd chalk it up to bad luck. If there were a notable problem with the relatively smaller PCBs of the reference 670 and below models, it would been used as flame war fuel by now.
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Thanks for you replies!

Even great products can have bad apples, but I seem to see more oc issues, and rma's in the customer reviews for the 670 than the 680. I guess u get what u pay for.

I have 60 days to step up, so I have time to decide.

I got both cards a week apart, and the serial numbers are almost successive. They both worked well in single config in the beginning, and oc'd the same. One just decided to fail I guess.

Thanks again!
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