Finally, my replacement 980 Ti Hybrid was delivered by EVGA RMA. Had to reinstall FAHClient that did not like the card swapping, and back on line. I think I got the 980 Ti Hybrid VR Edition with some useless LED lighting (would have preferred a 1070 Hybrid :))
Yes, v6 is dead and asynchrous download/upload has been in v7 for quite a time (with next-unit-percentage = 100), making Langouste outdated
Latest CPU core is A7, it will use AVX if available on your CPU, and support high cores counts as A5 did. If no AVX it will revert to SSE. To my knowledge...
True there are many reports of dedicated 980 Ti folders failing... don't know if it has to be linked to their great OC potential (you don't overclock yours right ?)
EVGA approved RMA I should be able to send the card this week end