Here's my post from another forum.
It's a different card, brand new one, with the exact same issue. It hit 100C in less than a minute during the Furmark bench.
It took maybe two minutes in the GRID menu to hit 103C, & then worse in game.
Same exact little artifacts, stuttering/chugging as a result.
I messaged DC about getting a refund...but then i realized i am screwed, since the replacement card is a different serial number than what's on the box (BFG doesn't send new boxes).
So they will reject the refund i already know.
So i'm pretty much screwed.
I phoned BFG & sat on hold for about an hour...
But then i got the sweetest talking customer service girl on the phone lol.
I learned that my previous RMA was nothing more than a replacement.
They basically just sent a new one my way without checking anything. (hence why i got another bad one).
For this second RMA they are paying the shipping & it's going to the US somewhere where they will actually test the card & supposedly test the new one as well.
So i'll be without it for another couple weeks at least, & then i've got a great chance of getting another defective one back, since i doubt they will actually test my replacement.
There are people on nVnews who have gotten four cards bad so far, or others, three.
I pretty much expect to get another bad one back, but i'll keep sending them back.
My feelings =
I'm still waiting for BFG to get back to me with the prepaid shipping thing via email...