Fake GTX 960 4GB All Over Ebay - Warning

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Graphics' started by Moochiek, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Moochiek

    Moochiek Junior Member

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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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  3. VirtualLarry

    VirtualLarry Super Moderator
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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.
     
  4. jana519

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    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.
     
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  5. 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?
     
  6. VirtualLarry

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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.
     
  7. 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. ;)
     
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  8. Jforce

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

    Mopetar Diamond Member

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    I almost wish this were true just so we could see what you would actually get.
     
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  10. UsandThem

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    But then I'd be out of $80 :p
     
  11. Mopetar

    Mopetar Diamond Member

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    Don't they offer some kind of fraud protection?
     
  12. UsandThem

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    If they can get it back. Many sellers like that simply disappear. Caveat Emptor on anything coming directly from China.
     
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  13. Guru

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    Who the *** would 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.
     
  14. mindless1

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    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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