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So does this mean it's a Fake then?

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Hey there, Thanks so much for this handy piece of software.

I bought a card and the deal looks like it was too good to be true.
Had some trouble getting any appropriate drivers set up.
I assumed it was a fake, so I finally ran this software.
This is what it tells me:

gpu-z info.gif


So... is that pretty conclusive then?
My best guess is it's actually some version of a GeForce GTX 550 Ti.

Or maybe I'm missing something?
If it is, can I get away with installing the right/best drivers for a 550 ti, or will that just fail because the card is trying to convince windows it's a 1060?

Any help or insights are appreciated.
Thanks

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Yeah that was the intention of adding this feature. It’s still new so there have been some false positives. 5GB 1060 exist but it was exclusive to the Chinese market. Looking it up right away the real one is a GP106 with 1280 CUDA cores. Yours is definitely not either of those.
 
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Are these frauds just changing card Id or flashing the wrong bios to them?
Imho it should not be possible to boot the wrong bios on a gpu .
And the driver's could check.
And therefore these wouldn't be saleable as working.
 
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Wrong. It's a genuine 550 ti but it's running a 1060 bios to trick people into buying them.
My point was how is it a 1060 bios works on a 550ti ,thats not great design or dev work.
 

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They are modifying the BIOS so that the card runs with another Id

best drivers for a 550 ti, or will that just fail
Give it a try, maybe it works. If it doesn't the next thing I'd try is to find the original BIOS of the card and flash it, so that it reverts to GTX 550 or whatever it was. Try googling for the BIOS version number to get a bunch of candidates from our BIOS collection. Google: 70.26.20.00.02
 
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Hmm, well I fell for it I guess.

I'm kinda techy... but i've never flashed a GPU bios or anything like that. I'll have a look around and see what it involves.

Thanks for all your help folks.
 

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Send it back? Refund?
 
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I'm working on a refund. Bought it through newegg (canada), so hopefully that works out.

Here's the product, btw, in hopes that I can help divert other folks from making the same mistake.
The price should have been a warning, and it was, I just thought maybe I stumbled on some poor company in liquidation or something.
Win some lose some I guess.

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAHB280C9840
 

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If it doesn't have a brand name or any stickers to speak of, it's always fake.

Also there's a review at the bottom of that page that clearly states is a fake card.
 
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I'm working on a refund. Bought it through newegg (canada), so hopefully that works out.

Here's the product, btw, in hopes that I can help divert other folks from making the same mistake.
The price should have been a warning, and it was, I just thought maybe I stumbled on some poor company in liquidation or something.
Win some lose some I guess.

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAHB280C9840
Wow I can’t believe newegg is doing this. The specs listed there are the actual specs for the 1060 5GB which nowhere even close to match what they sold you.
 
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sold and shipped by love-storyca
Output interface: DP1.4*3/HDMI2.0B/DVI -D
while one of the pictures of the card clearly shows hdmi/d-sub/dvi.

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another one
Note:
Please allow 1-3cm error due to manual measurement and make sure you do not mind before ordering.
The color of the actual items may slightly vary from the above images due to different computer screen, thanks for your understanding.
in all online shop listings cards sizes are as they are povided from manufacturer data sheets. noone makes manual measurments of the cards. why you need to measure by hand the card if it is whitin the manufacturer specs
 
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sold and shipped by love-storyca
Output interface: DP1.4*3/HDMI2.0B/DVI -D
while one of the pictures of the card clearly shows hdmi/d-sub/dvi.
Oh this a blatant bait and switch now that I’ve seen the product page. What’s shocking is it’s Newegg not some dodgy eBay seller.
 
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newegg allows outside sellers as amazon do. in this case it is love-storyca
 
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