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  1. Hardcore Games

    Fake GPUs, just stop buying them.

    Many fake cards are obsolete Fermi cards repackaged as Maxwell or Pascal to fool unsuspecting persons
  2. Hardcore Games

    Fake GPUs, just stop buying them.

    I look at the entire card, heat sink and even the bracket fake pascal cards with VGA are a real giveaway
  3. Hardcore Games

    Fake GPUs, just stop buying them.

    I am now expert enough to spot fakes immediately so I now post photos galore of such items on my site for my readers
  4. Hardcore Games

    Fake GPUs, just stop buying them.

    A lot of counterfeiters prey on the poorly educated persons which are all too common around with world
  5. Hardcore Games

    Easy question about mining and profitability.

    Prices are moving wildly right now mostly driven by highly leveraged derivatives which simply fuel the volatility
  6. Hardcore Games

    NVIDIA "Ada Lovelace" Architecture Designed for N5, GeForce Returns to TSMC

    Still no NVIDIA cards at the local NewEgg etc Lots of Radeon cards at double MSRP however
  7. Hardcore Games

    I am better equipped for reviewing RAM as opposed to motherboards, but I am taking steps to...

    I am better equipped for reviewing RAM as opposed to motherboards, but I am taking steps to improve my capabilities I got A in university in English so my command of the language is exemplary Examples are on my site https://www.hardcoregames.ca/
  8. Hardcore Games

    Innodisk Releases Industrial-grade 112-Layer 3D TLC SSDs

    SATA SSD by Samsung have been up to 8TB for quite a while M.2 NBMe 8TB are still not up to PCIe 4.0 speeds yet
  9. Hardcore Games

    Innodisk Releases Industrial-grade 112-Layer 3D TLC SSDs

    looks like it's time for a SSD shootout
  10. Hardcore Games

    TechPowerUp is Hiring Motherboard and Memory Reviewers

    Back then DDR3 was a thing I ran across a lot of crap memory. Now I have an open frame chassis so it's far easier to test memory sticks. M.2 SSD and even processors. I have accumulated more equipment but these days I spend more time reviewing games.
  11. Hardcore Games

    TechPowerUp is Hiring Motherboard and Memory Reviewers

    seems that my old article on fake ddr3 got a lot more interest than expected, almost 100 page views, wow
  12. Hardcore Games

    Fake GPUs, just stop buying them.

    fake video cards have been around for more than a decade
  13. Hardcore Games

    Battlefield 2042

    I have had all kinds of problems with the Origin loader, most of the time it quits unexpectedly as such I now detest games with Origin
  14. Hardcore Games

    Cryptocoin Value and Market Trend Discussion

    BTC and ETH are both fallen more than 50% from their recent highs and there is still a lot of room to fall
  15. Hardcore Games

    Cannot install driver 470.05 on my rtx 3060 to mine help

    477.22 is the latest driver, as for the OP's card, he is SOL for mining so he can divest and cut his losses for an non nerfed card
  16. Hardcore Games

    TechPowerUp is Hiring Motherboard and Memory Reviewers

    Feel free to post as many pics as possible, ideally with CC0 licensing
  17. Hardcore Games

    TechPowerUp is Hiring Motherboard and Memory Reviewers

    I have done a lot of RAM reviews of counterfeits, I have resorted to microscopes to read erased memory chips to identify the real devices etc https://www.hardcoregames.ca/2015/11/05/counterfeit-ddr3-memory/
  18. Hardcore Games

    SATA III SSD vs NVMe M2 SSD

    I have PCIe 4.0 and my Samsung 980 PRO nearly saturates my M.2 slot with speed.
  19. Hardcore Games

    Cryptocurrency Miners Selling RTX 3060 Cards For 270 USD in China

    I know that Chia has more or less imploded so I figure more carnage cannot be far off
  20. Hardcore Games

    Cryptocurrency Miners Selling RTX 3060 Cards For 270 USD in China

    All I know is mining is not as lucrative as it was given the lower prices in the market and prices for video cards have eased substantially
  21. Hardcore Games

    Cryptocurrency Miners Selling RTX 3060 Cards For 270 USD in China

    none have surfaced on fleabay yet
  22. Hardcore Games

    Microsoft DirectStorage Walled Off from Windows 10, Now Needs Windows 11 and DirectX 12 Ultimate GPU

    Given how many games I have I am using Windows. My old Lenovo X230 handles by web portfolio.
  23. Hardcore Games

    The ultimate way to mod your RX460-590 cards & newer (GUIDE) + consulting with all kinds of rig issues

    Polaris is already as fast as it goes from the factory. If the card is not earnings its keep then replace it.
  24. Hardcore Games

    Purchased used AMD RX 580 8gb for my existing rig and am only getting 3 Mh/s on multiple mining software

    It seems that more and more cards need to be refurbished after being used for mining
  25. Hardcore Games

    eth mining returns tanking..

    Bitcoin is now finding it hard to attract investors suggesting it may well drift lower by the end of the year to below 30K
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