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Getting a lot reports of these TOP cards being unstable at stock clocks. Couple hours of Heaven and high number of the cards eventually crash.

Just a little warning... if you do have one of these please do some proper stability testing to see if your card is one of these bad ones.
 
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Just came here to say the same. The non-TOP seems to be more reliable and overclock to a higher point than the TOPs, of which an unnaturally high percentage seem to be unstable at their stock clocks (and yes they both have the backplate).

In this case, TOPs don't appear to be higher binned and actually seem to be worse than the non-TOPs.
 
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Just came here to say the same. The non-TOP seems to be more reliable and overclock to a higher point than the TOPs, of which an unnaturally high percentage seem to be unstable at their stock clocks (and yes they both have the backplate).

In this case, TOPs don't appear to be higher binned and actually seem to be worse than the non-TOPs.
No problems on my end just yet ...

(of course all i am doing is playing D3 for 8 hours strait and then have a moive open on the other screen)
 
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I was hoping to buy the TOP card in a month or so for a new build... I hope Asus fix the issues by then or I'd have to look for another model/brand... :)
 
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These cards overclock really well. You just have to be careful of the boost overclocking, as it ups what you set the default by a specific amount... So overclocking to say...1150 core, really means like 1230mhz.

http://img.techpowerup.org/120601/BOOMp16701.jpg

My benchmark of 3dmark11.
 
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I received the card last Tuesday and I have not found any problem, even after long sessions of play BF3... I dont like to overclock the GPU, this card already runs at its limits.

I need to post some pics for this upgrade too !
 

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Well I got this card on NewEgg as soon as it came out on there. Got it, red screened out of box. Never overclocked it. After looking online figured it was from SpeedFan/Afterburner, so I used it on a clean install of Windows, and still would red screen all the time, just randomly. RMA'ed it to NewEgg they gave me a refund becuase they ran out and they havn't been in stock since. I'm getting really tired of waiting. :(

Anyway does anyone know how this fairs against MSI's PE edition. ASUS is (probably?) more quite and it has that sexy backplate, but I can't wait much longer for it to get instock.
 
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As far as I was aware when I was looking back at the begining of the month it was the software itself causing it to redscreen, that is just an update that leviates the problem.

However I wasn't even using the software and still red screening, as I said i would red screen on a fresh install of windows.
 

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Just so everyone is aware:

The TOP version of the GTX 670 DCU II has been recorded to boost past 1137MHz, which seems to be causing the instability and crashing for most users.

With the above said, Asus has released an updated BIOS for the card that should improve stability. It can be found here:

http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/GTX670DC2T2GD5/#download


I'd be interested to know if this would make a difference in the performance seen in the review for this card.
 

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Just so everyone is aware:

The TOP version of the GTX 670 DCU II has been recorded to boost past 1137MHz, which seems to be causing the instability and crashing for most users.

With the above said, Asus has released an updated BIOS for the card that should improve stability. It can be found here:

http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/GTX670DC2T2GD5/#download


I'd be interested to know if this would make a difference in the performance seen in the review for this card.
According to the extremely large thread on another forum all users that flashed to the new BIOS have gotten worse Heaven and 3DMark scores, it basically just lowers the max the cards can boost from what they have seen.
 

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According to the extremely large thread on another forum all users that flashed to the new BIOS have gotten worse Heaven and 3DMark scores, it basically just lowers the max the cards can boost from what they have seen.
Yes, it will most likely lower the performance of the card but resolve the instability issues some users are experiencing.

I mentioned that the reason for the instability is that the cards are boosting past the 1137MHz boost frequency advertised by Asus. In a way, those who purchased this card were actually getting better than advertised performance. Now that the BIOS update is released they should be getting the performance (1137MHz boost) that had been previously advertised by Asus.

I mentioned it to W1zzard as I think this would have a fairly significant impact on his review.
 

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Yes, it will most likely lower the performance of the card but resolve the instability issues some users are experiencing.

I mentioned that the reason for the instability is that the cards are boosting past the 1137MHz boost frequency advertised by Asus. In a way, those who purchased this card were actually getting better than advertised performance. Now that the BIOS update is released they should be getting the performance (1137MHz boost) that had been previously advertised by Asus.

I mentioned it to W1zzard as I think this would have a fairly significant impact on his review.
Yeah it fixes the over-boosting problem on the top cards, just wish they would fix the problems with the non-top ones.
 

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Hi, there!

Have this one GTX670-DC2T-2GD5, since 5 of june. So, out of the box (no overclocking) - Furemark, Unigine Heaven, Diablo 3 - everything's OK!
But in Battlefield 3, Battlefield 2 Bad Company - every 30 min(avarage) - hard crush, RSOD, BlackSOD. Help's only hard reset. Top core(max boost) frequency in this games - 1280Mhz!

Updated VBIOS from the Asus website: http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/GTX670DC2T2GD5/#download doesn't help.
New BIOS decrease top core(max boost) frequency to 1215Mhz, so as I said before, it doesn't help.

Then I decrease top core(max boost) frequency to 1180 Mhz in MSI Afterburner - and problem fixed.

I can't understend, why they are published GPU Boost Clock : 1137 MHz, but at this time maximum boost clock is 1280Mhz!? May be they are mean, that GPU Boost Clock : 1137 MHz - is avarage boost clock? :confused: What 4?

So, imho, the reason of this RSOD/BlackSOD/crush - is toooo much high default core clock. It seems, like ASUS doesn't test their cards. :banghead: And it's very CRUDE PRODUCT!

just wish they would fix the problems with the non-top ones.
AFAIK, non-TOP cards doesn't have the same problem. There is no negative feedback about GTX670-DC2-2GD5, with same problem
 
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Hi, there!

Have this one GTX670-DC2T-2GD5, since 5 of june. So, out of the box (no overclocking) - Furemark, Unigine Heaven, Diablo 3 - everything's OK!
But in Battlefield 3, Battlefield 2 Bad Company - every 30 min(avarage) - hard crush, RSOD, BlackSOD. Help's only hard reset. Top core(max boost) frequency in this games - 1280Mhz!

Updated VBIOS from the Asus website: http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/GTX670DC2T2GD5/#download doesn't help.
New BIOS decrease top core(max boost) frequency to 1215Mhz, so as I said before, it doesn't help.

Then I decrease top core(max boost) frequency to 1180 Mhz in MSI Afterburner - and problem fixed.

I can't understend, why they are published GPU Boost Clock : 1137 MHz, but at this time maximum boost clock is 1280Mhz!? May be they are mean, that GPU Boost Clock : 1137 MHz - is avarage boost clock? :confused: What 4?

So, imho, the reason of this RSOD/BlackSOD/crush - is toooo much high default core clock. It seems, like ASUS doesn't test their cards. :banghead: And it's very CRUDE PRODUCT!


AFAIK, non-TOP cards doesn't have the same problem. There is no negative feedback about GTX670-DC2-2GD5, with same problem
Except I have had three non-top card and two of them had the RSOD issue and the last one didn't. So yes, they do.

ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit G...
 

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Except I have had three non-top card and two of them had the RSOD issue and the last one didn't. So yes, they do.

ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit G...
Ok, believe you, but % of negative feedback with the same poblem on non-TOP is much lower, then with TOP.
And I believe it's your's feedback? So, are you sure, that the prolblem associated only/most with monitoring software, E.G. SpeedFan, Precision X, MSI Afterburner, GPUz???


One more observation. All this overclocked cards:
Palit GeForce GTX 670 JetStream 2 GB, ZOTAC GeForce GTX 670 AMP! Edition 2 GB, Gigabyte GTX 670 OC 2 GB operates at 3D Load - MAX 1176 MHz

And
ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU II TOP 2 GB
operates at 3D Load - MAX 1293 MHz

So I think, ASUS overdone in its attempt to be №1 ;)
 
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