Question How to verify a used graphics card before buying it ?

Sep 16, 2021
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Hello, wanted to buy a used GPU (3080 ti founders), how can i check if everthing is okay with it, or if it has any problems?
Heard using a stress test is one way (is this one good? https://geeks3d.com/furmark/)
Or also benchmarking on Heaven (https://benchmark.unigine.com/heaven), but i don't know what CPU the seller has, so it could bottleneck there the FPS/Etc.

Not an expert, what stats should i look exactly at from the tests? and which tests can i even run other than the stress test, Ty
 
If you can't physically inspect the item, have the seller provide pictures from all sides. Also have them take a picture of it running something reasonably stressful, like 3D Mark Time Spy or Unigine Superposition with the card clearly visible and installed in the computer said thing is running from.
 

velocityg4

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Really, in the time you’d have to test a card. You wouldn’t get much useful info.

If you want to really test a card. I’d suggest getting a used one off eBay. As you’d be able to stress test it for 24 hours or more. Since eBay’s money back guarantee is good for plenty of testing time.
 

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