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GPU-Z shows graphics chipset name instead of graphics card name

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Sure it does.
Subvender = Asus. GTX 970

Looks ok from here....?
 
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My AMD card does worse. It doesn't even show whether I have the R9 380 or the 380X.
 

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Seems it is showing wrong release date - only chipset release date yet floating window says "official release date of the graphics card". Thats a bit unusual... Maybe, no definitely it should be changed to either correct model date or "official release date of the graphics chipset".

Release Date Sep 19th, 2014
May 5th, 2015

Hwinfo specifies the difference between graphics card and graphisc chipset naming. Maybe gpu-z will have these improvements included in upcoming updates.
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How come it doesnt show actual name like HWiNFO does?
View attachment 134141
The way I understand it is that GPU-Z is showing what the drivers see the card as, HWiNFO is showing both what the VBIOS reports and what the drivers can see. If you go into your driver files, specifically nv_dispi.ini, and change the ID string for GTX 970 to read "ASUS Turbo GTX 970 OC" it'll read as such in GPU-Z.
 
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Sure it does.
Subvender = Asus. GTX 970

Looks ok from here....?
Doesnt matter look at the shader info
That was what I wanted to convey. GPU-Z's nomenclature is not important.
I'm surprised such a popular program exhibits totally illogical behavior. VBIOS should take precedence over software drivers most base readout. Subvendor ASUS doesn't distinguish between several Asus models. Barely or not at all noticeable difference with Device ID. Incomplete GPU codename. And looking at the shaders doesn't make a difference for Nvidia-based cards with the same core because they have the same amount of shaders. I'm not sure how that reply was related to my thread.
 
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I'm surprised such a popular program exhibits totally illogical behavior. VBIOS should take precedence over software drivers most base readout. Subvendor ASUS doesn't distinguish between several Asus models. Barely or not at all noticeable difference with Device ID. Incomplete GPU codename. And looking at the shaders doesn't make a difference for Nvidia-based cards with the same core because they have the same amount of shaders. I'm not sure how that reply was related to my thread.
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Sorry, but you clearly don't understand the software.
Try using the Lookup button...
 
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You still didn't explain what are you talking about.

GPU-Z exhibits totally illogical behavior. VBIOS should take precedence over software/drivers.
It doesn't. It does what it's designed to do. Click on the Lookup button, it's there for a reason.

But by all means, feel free to use an alternative, since you didn't pay for GPU-Z in the first place.
 
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If you click on the Look up button it takes you to a page showing your exact modle GPU.
For me it goes here:

GPUz-MSI-1660Ti-Armor-OC-6GB.jpg
 
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GPU-Z is free software. Payment?
"GPU-Z is free to use for personal and commercial usage. "


Good, meaning it's designed to exhibit illogical behavior. Wrong graphics card name, wrong graphics card release date, you name it (TM)... Thanks.
Look dude, you're asking for the software to do something that you think it should do. That's a feature request, not a problem with the software or "illogical behavior." You're simply looking at a particular field, expecting it to say a model name, when that field was not designed to do that. It's not meant to show whatever "X alpha ACX L33T Edition" moniker the board partner puts on it. You think it should... ok fine. But the developer doesn't. It just takes what's given to it by the driver and displays it. That isn't "illogical." It's what the developer told it to do. You could want it to also display bubble gum pink sheep clip art, but that doesn't mean that fits in with the developer's intent.
 
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Seems it is showing wrong release date - only chipset release date yet floating window says "official release date of the graphics card". Thats a bit unusual... Maybe, no definitely it should be changed to either correct model date or "official release date of the graphics chipset".

Release Date Sep 19th, 2014
May 5th, 2015

Hwinfo specifies the difference between graphics card and graphisc chipset naming. Maybe gpu-z will have these improvements included in upcoming updates.
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HWinfo actually misidentifies my GPU.
I have an MSI 1660 Ti Armor OC not a Ventus XS OC.
HWinfo-Hardware-Info-Window.jpg


And GPUz correctly took me to the MSI 1660 Ti Armor OC specs as shown in my last post.

And my Release Date is shown correctly in GPUz as well:
 
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Look dude, you're asking for the software to do something that you think it should do. That's a feature request, not a problem with the software or "illogical behavior." You're simply looking at a particular field, expecting it to say a model name, when that field was not designed to do that. It's not meant to show whatever "X alpha ACX L33T Edition" moniker the board partner puts on it. You think it should... ok fine. But the developer doesn't. It just takes what's given to it by the driver and displays it. That isn't "illogical." It's what the developer told it to do. You could want it to also display bubble gum pink sheep clip art, but that doesn't mean that fits in with the developer's intent.
I don't expect it to show bubble gum and pink sheep. I only think it should be more logical that VBIOS takes precedence over NVIDIA drivers.

HWinfo actually misidentifies my GPU.
I have an MSI 1660 Ti Armor OC not a Ventus XS OC.
View attachment 134396

And GPUz correctly took me to the MSI 1660 Ti Armor OC specs as shown in my last post.

And my Release Date is shown correctly in GPUz as well:
HWiNFO shows exactly what is in your graphics card bios. Both cards use identical bios. Thats why MSI didn't bother to change the name.
 
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I don't expect it to show bubble gum and pink sheep. I only think it should be more logical that VBIOS takes precedence over NVIDIA drivers.


HWiNFO shows exactly what is in your graphics card bios. Both cards use identical bios. Thats why MSI didn't bother to change the name.
But that's still the wrong model. Hence the Lookup button in GPU-Z, which you are so opposed to... :kookoo:
 
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But that's still the wrong model. Hence the Lookup button in GPU-Z, which you are so opposed to... :kookoo:
pointless to argue with the entitled generation, thanks for the laugh tho.
 
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