Someone's gonna pay you $200 to offload a superior gpu? Nah. Throwing a gpu to match a ryzen idk what it is
Even if both you guys were on the up and up neither one of you can substitute the manufacturers' warranty should anything go wrong. It's whether the warranty will be supported and if you wanna explain to customer support that you didn't buy the card directly from an authorized reseller. They could be extremely inflexible about that - I know xfx are for example. So authorized reseller is not- another guy who wants to swap.
Bad enough when you have to rma a card and terrible when it's a $1000 dollar gpu.
Also Zotac might flip the bone to customer wheeler dealing maybe he's offering $200 for a reason he can get a new gpu for $200 and skip town.
Here's the warranty terms from Zotac:
4. ZOTAC reserves the right to void the warranty
The warranty does not extend to defects that are caused by non-compliance with operating instructions, improper use, inappropriate operating conditions, overload or modifications of the product.
In particular, the warranty will be null and void if
- the product has been modified and/or willfully damaged in any way; or
- the serial number has been altered, defaced or removed; or
- the GPU cooler fan has been removed or replaced.
- Uses the product for any cryptocurrency mining activity (unless it is designed specifically for such purpose).
Claims on the warranty during the primary warranty period (primary warranty period varies by region) must be processed through the seller of the product, who will forward the defective product to ZOTAC for warranty services. Warranty claims during the extended warranty period must be filed directly with ZOTAC. Extended warranty claims must be emailed to ZOTAC at _ and please provide the following information:
- name of ZOTAC product
- serial number of product
- customer’s name
- date of registration
- photocopied purchase receipt and registration certificate
- description of the defect
- system specifications and operating system.
Warranty claims during the extended warranty period must be filed by the original purchaser of the ZOTAC product who has duly registered for product warranty services online in accordance with paragraph 3 above.
Product returned for extended warranty services must be sent to ZOTAC or to a service center designated by ZOTAC as per ZOTAC’s instructions. You will be responsible for costs and risk of transportation.
You will definitely have no warranty if you swap the gpu.
As for 'good' encoders well that's entering the world of hi end industrial gear that could cost from £100-$17000.
If you would sell your card who would buy it? There's still a loser down the chain really so second hand doesn't really work for anything. Someone wants to sell his buddy a 4590k system for $100 or $200 - just as terrible. Basically if you even gave it away if it broke tomorrow there would be no economical means to fix it. And if the buyer is clueless and not tech savvy- shoot I've known people who could not download a graphics driver from the internet.
What's gonna happen in reality if you invite the guy and the gpu fails the benchmark you still have to tell him to scat too, not a problem if you have a gun called matilda so idk if you want better streaming maybe you should just pay $200 for one of the pro software encoders and be done with it. For that, read around reviews - 10 best
software and hardware encoders 2022. -
The 3080ti is a superior card in many respects while the 6950xt is a good gaming card and can match it for that but all things are not equal.
The second hand tech market is worse than the 2nd hand automobile market if you aren't persuaded that it's a bad idea yet the only people who can really take advantage of the 2nd hard market are very skilled technicians who can fix things with a multi meter, soldering iron and spare parts and in most cases when faced with a dead gpu 99% of people will not be able to do a thing with it.
usually it goes the other way around - they simply try to flash a vBios and that's it card bricked the end. Or undervolt too much or overclock too much, it goes spang, the end. Or even just plain buy the card new off the shelf and it doesn't work - all they can do the only thing they can do is RMA it - the techies do any refurbishing at the other end if they even bother.
So you are compromising your ONLY recourse if the gpu does not work anymore. Might as well just give the guy $700 so he can buy another gpu for himself rather than try a bait'n'switch.
When you buy a pricey gpu the only place to buy it from is an authorized reseller the end.