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Please help me identify this fake GTX 1050 Ti

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Please help me identify this fake GTX 1050 Ti. Fortunately I received my money back, but would like to load the proper BIOS to see if its usable. Thanks...
The GPU is easily identifiable as a GF116, it has eight Samsung K4G10325FE-HC04 memory chips (4 on the front and 4 on the back.) The card was marketed as GTX1050ti 4GB 128 Bit.

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Thanks and if it relevant the board has One DVI, one, VGA and one HDMI
With the ram chips being 8, typically 1024
 
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Thanks... I was thinking it’s 2Gb, since the ram chips are 1Gb with 32 bit structure according to the Samsung data sheet and with 8 chips in a 128 bit arrangement it might be a total of 2Gb?
 

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Thanks... I was thinking it’s 2Gb, since the ram chips are 1Gb with 32 bit structure according to the Samsung data sheet and with 8 chips in a 128 bit arrangement it might be a total of 2Gb?
Not with a GF 116
 

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So I decided to use the dos version of nvflash. I made a DOS bootable USB with that version of nvflash on it. I figured I would try to backup the fake BIOS from the Fake card first. However, I says no Nvidia card found. I exchanged that fake card for a known good XFX GT610, without changing my process, that is, did every step the same, with that card I can read the Eprom etc. Any ideas why I get no Nvidia card on the fake GTX1050?

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you're looking at the spiritual silicon ancestor of the RTX 2070.
 
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So I decided to use the dos version of nvflash. I made a DOS bootable USB with that version of nvflash on it. I figured I would try to backup the fake BIOS from the Fake card first. However, I says no Nvidia card found. I exchanged that fake card for a known good XFX GT610, without changing my process, that is, did every step the same, with that card I can read the Eprom etc. Any ideas why I get no Nvidia card on the fake GTX1050?

Thanks...
This video explains how to flash the correct BIOS. It seems you won't be able to do so with NVflash.
 
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Thanks... I was thinking it’s 2Gb, since the ram chips are 1Gb with 32 bit structure according to the Samsung data sheet and with 8 chips in a 128 bit arrangement it might be a total of 2Gb?
1Gb(Gigabit) = .125GB(Gigabyte)
.125GB(Gigabyte) x 8 = 1GB(Gigabyte)
 
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