Numerous fake Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards sold on Ebay

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

    Messages:
    39,188
    Likes Received:
    7,836
    GPU:
    AMD | NVIDIA
  2. mikeysg

    mikeysg Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,526
    Likes Received:
    202
    GPU:
    PC VEGA64 Red Devil
    Surprisingly, there's a GTX 1060 5GB, yes, most would go, 'Ain't no such thing as a 5GB GTX 1060'. There is, apparently, a 5GB GTX 1060 model made for Chinese net cafes and only for the Chinese market. Some were obviously repackaged and sold on eBay....
     
    rl66 likes this.
  3. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    14,110
    Likes Received:
    505
    GPU:
    1080, KD55XD800
    These have been flooding ebay for a while now, you can tell quite often by the fact that the IO panel at the back is always the same and has VGA
     
  4. rl66

    rl66 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,577
    Likes Received:
    235
    GPU:
    Sapphire RX 580X SE
    same story as fake Killer WiFi (intel), fake Ryzen (AM2 cpu), fake intel I7 (I3)... i don't like eBay

    it's true about the 5GB GTX1060 and also about "light" RX560 and "light" 4GB RX570 that were chunk down for the same chinese net cafe market
     

  5. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    6,748
    Likes Received:
    1,028
    GPU:
    NVIDIA GTX 1070
    Now this has been exposed, they're probably going to fake the product pictures as well.
     
  6. Turanis

    Turanis Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    1,662
    Likes Received:
    362
    GPU:
    Gigabyte RX500
    "Chinese traders","Chinese dealers ".They make profits from uninformed casual gamers or users(american or european).
    As usual the trade war continue,now its time for for nvidia,after Intel get a big punch in the begining of 2018.

    Good thing the new Gpu-Z have a feature to detect those fakes.
     
  7. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,858
    Likes Received:
    796
    GPU:
    EVGA 1070 FTW
    News Flash!

    Ebay is junk and only benefits the person selling, not buying.

    I don't use ebay - I would rather throw old technology in the government provided recycling (after I destroy it) than sell something on the platform. I have in fact got some old sound cards, 5.1 speaker systems and network AC cards I am going to be destroying soon and giving to the recycler.

    Doesn't anyone know you can walk into any shop and haggle? It is the law you know...I'll admit the chances of getting a reduction in the price of a cup of coffee are pretty slim, but buying technology? Man...easiest way to get money off, as shops are so afraid of loosing money right now, they are practically begging people for the haggle-monster to walk in.

    Try it (even if you are not buying something) and just walk into an actual retail shop and see what kinda discount you can get, you will be shocked.
     
  8. Brit90

    Brit90 Member Guru

    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    33
    GPU:
    R390X 8GB
    @Loobyluggs You do realise when you donate things like electronics, they are not repurposed, they are basically melted down into their elements to get the precious and semi precious materials out of it then sell them.
    It really has nothing to do with anything else.
     
  9. pegasus1

    pegasus1 Maha Guru

    Messages:
    1,089
    Likes Received:
    116
    GPU:
    MSI 1080Ti@2.05Ghz
    Reminds me of the guy who took his PC into PC World for a 'Service' and when he got it back it had a different (less powerful) GPU.
     
  10. Havel

    Havel Master Guru

    Messages:
    377
    Likes Received:
    34
    GPU:
    RTX2070
    Bought one of those. It was 450GTS with modded BIOS. It was almost 100$. When i mounted it on MB, GPU-Z reported a fake GPU. After that I have contacted the seller:
    1st message from him was with apologizes and him asked me to refund 10%, which was 10 $.
    Ofcourse I said no.
    2nd message was with an offer with 35% from total sum. So he wanted to transfer 35$ :D
    Again NO.
    Reported the seller and I've got 100$ back.
    The whole procedure happened in 1 month.
    Be careful.
    And here are 1080ti for 90$ :D
    [​IMG]
     

  11. pegasus1

    pegasus1 Maha Guru

    Messages:
    1,089
    Likes Received:
    116
    GPU:
    MSI 1080Ti@2.05Ghz
    Ive only ever bought hardware from one of three places.
    Scan
    OCUK
    Amazon
     
  12. schilperoordbas

    schilperoordbas Active Member

    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    23
    GPU:
    Gigabyte1080 TI 11G
    Anyone seen the box???? XDDDD We Make IT Happens
     
  13. EspHack

    EspHack Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,590
    Likes Received:
    82
    GPU:
    ATI/HD5770/1GB
    they have been doing this for years and ebay doesnt seem to care, try finding a 750 deal and 90% are the same fake chinese thing, just remove results from china and you should be good to go, btw rx 570 and 460 are selling like mad, miners seem to be dumping stock, got a 570 8gb armor for 100$ shipped and almost 3 years left on warranty
     
  14. RzrTrek

    RzrTrek Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,519
    Likes Received:
    710
    GPU:
    RX 580 ❤ MESA 20.2+
    $89 for a GTX 1080 Ti sounds about right, deal.
     
  15. Slammy

    Slammy Active Member

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    10
    GPU:
    ASUS 7800GTX
    Why is anybody trusting the chinese? hahah they are the biggest con artists ever!
     
    austin865a likes this.

  16. Phill-7

    Phill-7 Active Member

    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    9
    GPU:
    GeForce 2080Ti
    They mistyped the the word but yay - it's another hint for buyers. ))
     
  17. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,858
    Likes Received:
    796
    GPU:
    EVGA 1070 FTW
    I know, that's why I destroy them first - makes it easier for them to melt/smelt and break apart.
     
  18. nick0323

    nick0323 Master Guru

    Messages:
    985
    Likes Received:
    43
    GPU:
    Palit GTX970 Jetstream OC
    Fleabay...
     
    HonoredShadow likes this.
  19. Monchis

    Monchis Maha Guru

    Messages:
    1,304
    Likes Received:
    36
    GPU:
    GTX 950
    Worse thing is that some of these cards give better bang for buck than official offerings on same price range.
     
  20. Keitosha

    Keitosha Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    4,869
    Likes Received:
    111
    GPU:
    Vega56 8GB \ GT1030
    Sounds about right. The box costs around $90. :rolleyes:
     
    BangTail likes this.

Share This Page