Thursday, May 17th 2012

EVGA Undertakes Mini Recall Of GeForce GTX 670 SC, Owners To Get FTW as Replacements

EVGA is said to have isolated a small batch of GeForce GTX 670 SC (SuperClocked), model# 02G-P3-2672-KR graphics cards, which were not properly screened through Quality Assurance (QA). The company worked with its partners to get these cards re-tested through the QA, which concluded that the GTX 670 SC is a well-designed product. EVGA assured current owners of the part in question, that should they notice issues with their products, they should get in touch with EVGA's Jacob Freeman (jacobf[at]evga[dot]com), who will assist in setting up an RMA. Further, EVGA assured that in such cases, the returned GTX 670 SC will be replaced with a faster GTX 670 FTW Edition.

Source: Hard|OCP
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17 Comments on EVGA Undertakes Mini Recall Of GeForce GTX 670 SC, Owners To Get FTW as Replacements

#1
btarunr
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Many Thanks to okidna for the tip!
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#2
the54thvoid
by: btarunr
EVGA is said to have isolated a small batch of GeForce GTX 670 SC (SuperClocked), model# 02G-P3-2672-KR graphics cards, which were not properly screened through Quality Assurance (QA)
That QA guy was probably smoking reefers, giggling at how small the PCB was.
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#3
Esse
Apparently all the EVGA 670s destined for NZ were recalled :(
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#4
techtard
Good on them for noticing this problemand then acting on it in a timely manner.
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#5
Lu(ky
I am looking at my GTX 670 SC next to me, I am hoping I have no problems with it. Question does anyone know if the FTW has a back plate and longer PCB? I tried looking on the eVGA website but no pictures of it?(backside) I am planning on water cooling mine and I want the small version PCB version with no back plate..
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Maban
by: Lu(ky
I am looking at my GTX 670 SC next to me, I am hoping I have no problems with it. Question does anyone know if the FTW has a back plate and longer PCB? I tried looking on the eVGA website but no pictures of it?(backside) I am planning on water cooling mine and I want the small version PCB version with no back plate..
I believe the FTW uses the 680 PCB. Not sure about the backplate.
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Lu(ky
by: Maban
I believe the FTW uses the 680 PCB. Not sure about the backplate.
I hope not because the whole purpose of me buying the card is for the small PCB and no backplate because I am doing a ITX build that I want to water cool and I am limited on space but with this card being so short I can add more radiators, but a longer PCB I probably can not do it..
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#8
Darkrealms
Glad they voluntarily did this before the issues arose (or have they already?).
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#9
ironwolf
Wonder if anyone is going to try to get a hold of a few of these cards, good or not, and work EVGA for RMA's to (try to) get upgraded cards.
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#10
Xzibit
by: Darkrealms
Glad they voluntarily did this before the issues arose (or have they already?).
They already arose. All the issues they were getting in the forums probably promted them to re-test if they had already passes QA and were sent out.

Seams they halted shipments and the early countries that got them will get the grunt of the bad batches.
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#11
Lu(ky
Well after several testing on 3DMARK11 and BF3 no problems as of yet for my eVGA GTX 670 SC :)
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#12
Hilux SSRG
I originally bought an EVGA 670 SC on launch day but cancelled the order. I wonder if I dodged a bullet there? That short pcb didn't look good for me.
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#13
newtekie1
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by: Lu(ky
I hope not because the whole purpose of me buying the card is for the small PCB and no backplate because I am doing a ITX build that I want to water cool and I am limited on space but with this card being so short I can add more radiators, but a longer PCB I probably can not do it..
I'm sure if you contact eVGA and explain that to them, they will probably have no problem sending you another SC card instead of the FTW. However, it might take a little longer since they are probably using the FTW cards because they have to wait for the next batch of GTX670 with the standard "short" PCB to be ready.
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#14
Delta6326
Does anyone even know what the problem is?
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#15
newtekie1
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by: Delta6326
Does anyone even know what the problem is?
Since the cards seem to work fine right now, I'm guessing it is a component that is prone to failure or doesn't meet spec, or a defect in the PCB that could lead to failure.
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#16
cowie
by: ironwolf
Wonder if anyone is going to try to get a hold of a few of these cards, good or not, and work EVGA for RMA's to (try to) get upgraded cards.
or if any of these cards lead to injury,death or loss of personal property ;)

dont mind me evga ripped me off a few years back so they are dead to me now.
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#17
tacosRcool
Well EVGA is good for upgrading current owners of the chips in question!
That's why I stick with them!
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