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Fake GTX 960 4GB All Over Ebay - Warning

Moochiek

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Just before the holidays, many sellers are trying to cash in using counterfeit cards.
For $39.99 + $2.99 Shipping, Hong Kong or Chinese eBay sellers are selling GTX 960 4GB.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Fit-NV...949690?hash=item2f10100aba:g:e5gAAOSweExaIm4z

There are many other sellers.

The interesting thing is that some post a GPU-Z screen, showing how well they flashed the card to say what they want it show but unfortunately, they cannot fake GPU and Memory speeds.
If you plug those into Google, you will instantly find out that NVidia GTS 450 is the actual card which matches the speeds exactly.

Stay alert!
 
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Thanks for the heads-up. I've seen the other "750ti" and "1050ti" fakes, they were all 550ti re-flashes.

More and more, if it ships from China, it's fake.
 

jana519

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Thanks for the heads-up. I've seen the other "750ti" and "1050ti" fakes, they were all 550ti re-flashes.

More and more, if it ships from China, it's fake.
Choose "Filters-->> Item Location -->> US Only" ALL the time, EVERY time I buy anything on eBay. Saving $3 and waiting 4-5 weeks for freight shipping is never worth it. I'll pay extra every time to deal with an American seller rather than deal with the headache of foreign sellers.
 

cfenton

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What's the game for these sellers? Doesn't eBay just refund these transactions? Or are they counting on people buying these and not realizing they got screwed?
 
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I think that your average NV GPU newbie / ebay user, sees the listings, thinks, "Hey, what a deal!", gets the card, installs the drivers, and never knows the difference. Of course, if you're the type to install upgraded drivers, I don't know if those throw up any kinds of errors, or the name changes in Device Manager from what the hacked drivers installed, and what the normal drivers report for that GPU, etc.
 

UsandThem

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This news is just great.

Just a couple days ago I ordered a GTX 1080ti for $79.95, which is coming from China. I sure hope it doesn't turn out being a fake. ;)
 

deustroop

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We be waiting on your remarks once the item lands in your possession.
 

Mopetar

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This news is just great.

Just a couple days ago I ordered a GTX 1080ti for $79.95, which is coming from China. I sure hope it doesn't turn out being a fake. ;)
I almost wish this were true just so we could see what you would actually get.
 

UsandThem

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Don't they offer some kind of fraud protection?
If they can get it back. Many sellers like that simply disappear. Caveat Emptor on anything coming directly from China.
 

Guru

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Who the redactedwould want to buy a gtx 960 these days anyways? Its an utter crap card and at only $40 doesn't even make sense that any gpu can be that cheap and not be the utter low tier garbage.



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mindless1

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Who the redactedwould want to buy a gtx 960 these days anyways? Its an utter crap card and at only $40 doesn't even make sense that any gpu can be that cheap and not be the utter low tier garbage.
For $40 new I would. Next cheapest option is a GT 1030 @ $70 (currently), not for gaming, just a cheap way to add HDMI2 for 4K@60Hz support, and nVidia drivers which I prefer... if it were real.
 
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ao_ika_red

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A quick glimpse on its gpuz screenshot will tell you that it's a fake.
 
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Ok so it’s past holidays now but I am looking for a good GPU for under 100 and I came across this ... and idk if it’s legit or not and was wondering what you guys think. I’m trying to find a card to play total war.
Obviously not a GTX960.
 

WildW

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Guys is this card good for mining? The seller says it's crypto compatible but I wanted to check :p
 

nathanddrews

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Guys is this card good for mining? The seller says it's crypto compatible but I wanted to check :p
Unfortunately, that model uses PCIe (Professional Coin Intelligence Enhancement) instead of AGP (Altcoin Generator Processing), so it's not a great deal.
 

TeknoBug

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There are fakes on Amazon as well.
 
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$40 for a new, functioning video card isn't a bad deal, even if it is a GTS450. (I recently tried to assemble a working "legacy" rig in a custom case - cooling problems, I'll try again next year - and basically anything with a functioning DVI port was, minimum, $25.)

If I were an integrator, I might flash them back to "normal" and sell them as what they are.
 
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$40 for a new, functioning video card isn't a bad deal

If I were an integrator, I might flash them back to "normal" and sell them as what they are.
Agreed. Although, I believe that AltaTac is still selling GT730 1GB GDDR5 dual-width w/fan graphics cards for around or under $40, through both ebay, and Newegg marketplace. I bought like five of them.

Put two in a Z170 / G4560 box, for mining purposes, had issues, eventually hard-crashing. Even after downloading the Zotac "FireStorm" software for GPU tweaking, and adjusting the fan speed to 95% on both cards.

But I put the other three of them into my multi-GPU box, and run Precision (was already installed), and I was able to mine on all three for quite a few days successfully, with fan speed bumped up to 90% in Precision. (Temps were 65C, 55C, and 45C, for the top, middle, bottom cards respectively.)

I shut that box down, when it couldn't get any more mining work. (It can only really mine one or two coin / hash types via NiceHash, seeing as those are only 1GB cards, and weak ones at that.) I was maybe making $0.81 / day to start, which slipped down to $0.41 / day.
 

nitromullet

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$40 for a new, functioning video card isn't a bad deal, even if it is a GTS450. (I recently tried to assemble a working "legacy" rig in a custom case - cooling problems, I'll try again next year - and basically anything with a functioning DVI port was, minimum, $25.)

If I were an integrator, I might flash them back to "normal" and sell them as what they are.
Would you honestly buy a card from someone who you know is flat out lying to you?
 
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Would you honestly buy a card from someone who you know is flat out lying to you?
Yeah, if I was pretty sure I knew what the lie was. I mean, GPU marketing is mostly only half-true anyway.
 

Leyawiin

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People do see through the scam. Just sold a real GTX 960 4GB last week on eBay. It got bid up to the surprising price of $160.00. I only paid $97 on clearance at the Galax store in fall of 2016. Can't believe the money you can make on used video cards right now.
 

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