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How do I tell if it is a real GTX 690?

swchoi89

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Hi guys,

I posted something earlier but I dexided to go for GTX 690.

First, is there a way for the seller to use a lower card and use 690 casing to fake it? How do I tell from the outside look that it is the real GTX 690?
 

OCGuy

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well if you are going to go by looks alone and not get to see it in action before you buy, your bigger worry is a defective card not a switch.
 
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Fastx

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Print this pic and look on the PCB side for the two gpu's and match this PCB pic with the card.

GTX 690
 
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bononos

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Hi guys,

I posted something earlier but I dexided to go for GTX 690.

First, is there a way for the seller to use a lower card and use 690 casing to fake it? How do I tell from the outside look that it is the real GTX 690?
Its going to be alot more difficult to fake the gtx690 because it is a dual gpu card. You should be able to tell that its a 690 by the size and layout alone. That rear pic posted above should do it.
 

Fastx

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This is something what I was worried about.

Also, a bit worried that it might be a bad card or something. But I dunno.
You just wanted to know how to tell from the outside by looking at it, so if the PCB matches the pic above its a 690 and not a 590 which will look different. I don't know who or where you getting the card from but would only buy if there is a warranty/protection against DOA and to be working properly. If there is no trusted warranty/protection per above who ever your buying it from then I wouldn't buy it.
 

spat55

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If you are worrying about this and buying from somewhere you can't see it working, then I would step back and get it from another source. I got one of my HD 7850s on Ebay, but it was only £100 and I paid with Paypal so didn't worry about it.
 

swchoi89

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I ended up getting a GTX 780. Many sellers were having issues coming to my place so yea... Got a GTX 780 for $520. Thanks for your help guys.
 

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