However, I still can't see a core V reading in Afterburner? I'm using version 2.0.
Do you guys think the missing core V is because the card was flashed to 470 then back incorrectly?
I haven't gotten around to trying to unlock it, a little scared, but I will shortly.
Several of us tried to upgrad to AB 2.0 but had to drop back down to 1.6.1 when we realized it wouldn't work. Still don't know why. Hoping that MSI will release an updated version of AB that fixes the issue.
As for the card that says reject and has broken blades, maybe you can move the fans to that card and see which one overclocks better. Pick the better of the two and RMA the other.
I'm guessing they sent you the "reject" because someone mixed up the good and bad piles of RMA'd items.