Long story short I had a GPU stolen from me. I have the serial number from my receipt. Can the serial number be traced when that card is online?
I asked the same question in an NVIDIA user forum. Hoping someone has some info.
this would violate so many privacy laws in the EU and US, that Nvidia would have to deal with a massive fallout worse then the nuke that caused the game Fallout.
So no... they wont track it.
At best the card can NEVER be RMA'd as it wont have a valid receipt.
Even the Truck load of EVGA cards which got stolen can not be traced.
Those are probably inside some warehouse as we speak running Mining rigs.
Nvidia was reportedly adding "telemetry" their drivers, and GeForce Experience almost certainly "phones home", every time that you use it.
You would have to accept the terms, and honestly, i highly doubt a stolen card will be used for gaming in today's market, so i highly doubt GE will be installed.
Heck, im a gamer, and even i don't touch GE as well as most other gamers, as it causes more headaches then its worth, and always opt out of installing it.