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how to tell chinese fakes (with pics)

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so for my build i have been looking for the best value gpu as i have a low budget and here’s a trick to telling apart the fake chinese gpus from the real ones

 

so first you need to find the gpu you want and search

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i am trying for a gtx 1060

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when you find the card you need to go to the description and look for core frequency and memory frequency.3C522C7E-8F5B-4B02-AACD-AFD54815D5C3.jpeg.44098dd22b8d0deeac0a492791266847.jpegC60C23B2-211D-46EF-8C71-5BE4D219E853.jpeg.72dc830d27052fc292f28d3b7626bc04.jpeg you then search the memory or core frequency and it will come up with the card it actually is.1B04C9AD-29AE-4CF0-8AF9-508652856F4B.thumb.jpeg.e3242f55ba60b2ccfc9073f2c36e5f9d.jpeg524FE622-3BA5-4848-AA63-573EB92D9F65.jpeg.ca05fb7f2830cf40c75cbaa0cc790a02.jpeg

hope this helps thx for reading this

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Wow all that investigative work and you missed where it clearly says in the description

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This graphics card is upgraded from gtx550ti 2g to gtx1060 3g

 

If you're interested in a product please download and read the manual first.

Don't forget to tag or quote in your reply if you want me to know you've answered or have another question.

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3 minutes ago, keskparane said:

Wow all that investigative work and you missed where it clearly says in the description

 

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4 minutes ago, PrimalPhoenix said:

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If that's a GTX 1050Ti then I'm a monkey's uncle.

The frequencies those eBay listings quote aren't real. They can write whatever they want in the product description. They probably just copied and pasted the 1050Tis stats on all their fake card listings knowing that anyone stupid enough to buy one of those cards is not going to know the frequencies are wrong.

Easy ways to spot a fake GPU:

  • The price is too good to be true
  • Shipped from China
  • Is sold on wish.com
  • Does not have any manufacturer branding (ie. Gigabyte, Asus, EVGA, etc)
  • Cheap looking generic cooler that does not match any reputable manufacturer designs
  • Incorrect display outputs (VGA, no displayport)
  • Incorrect PCIe power connectors

 

3 minutes ago, keskparane said:

Wow all that investigative work and you missed where it clearly says in the description

 

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This graphics card is upgraded from gtx550ti 2g to gtx1060 3g

Must have downloaded more VRAM to it. :D

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The latest GPU-Z can detect fake GPUs.

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Simply, don't get greedy and go after unrealistically cheap stuff.

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Here's a far better way:

  1. If it has a VGA port
  2. If it says "for nvidia" or uses other odd wording
  3. if it makes comparisons to very old cards that make no sense (for example, comparing a 1060 to a 550Ti)
  4. If you can't recognize what company it comes from
  5. If the cooler looks particularly anemic or gamery, but cheap
  6. If the description's specs don't match what you'd expect for the card
  7. If the description has a lot of grammar or spelling errors or oddities
  8. If the price is too good to be true

If you answered "yes" to one or more of these It's almost certainly fake, and the more, the more likely.

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i'm amazed these kinds of product still available in ebay, don't they have some sort of reporting on fakes?

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4 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

i'm amazed these kinds of product still available in ebay, don't they have some sort of reporting on fakes?

They do. Scroll down to the product description, and at the top right is a "Report Item" link.

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@Spotty funny, the seller name is "simsalabim" which means "magic tricks".

Maybe he's proud of how he convert an old GTX 460 into 1060 with a swing of a stick.

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