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GPU-Z is now warning people about FAKE graphics cards

Fake graphics cards are making the rounds, with an updated GPU-Z now warning people about fake cards.

@anthony256
Published Sun, Oct 14 2018 10:42 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

We have all heard about fake news but did you know there's fake graphics cards going around as well? Yeah, it's a thing and it was happening during the huge crypto mining boom with scammers selling fake graphics cards to people.

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There's no way to tell if a graphics card is "fake" from a photo online or even from holding it in your hands most of the time, it's only when you plug it in and start testing or using it that you discover you've purchased a lemon. Well, now there's something that will help you: TechPowerUp has updated GPU-Z with the ability of detecting graphics cards that are faked or old relabeled parts.

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A bunch of fake NVIDIA GPUs can be detected, including: G84, G86, G92, G94, G96, GT215, GT216, GT218, GF108, GF106, GF114, GF116, GF119, GK106. With that many GPUs being faked, you can only imagine how many people have been scammed this year on fake graphics cards alone. Sigh.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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