[SOLVED] What kind of graphics cards are these??

celikeray61

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So i was looking for GTX 1050 and contacted with a guy who sells ''GTX 1050'' and i asked for photos and this is what he sent me: (http://prntscr.com/o64vq4) and (http://prntscr.com/o64w0e). Tried to read the serial numbers written in the back but its impossible to read because of the low quality of these pictures. Google cant even recognise these images. It reads as a motherboard or art or graffiti. Please help
 

bignastyid

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So i was looking for GTX 1050 and contacted with a guy who sells ''GTX 1050'' and i asked for photos and this is what he sent me: (http://prntscr.com/o64vq4) and (http://prntscr.com/o64w0e). Tried to read the serial numbers written in the back but its impossible to read because of the low quality of these pictures. Google cant even recognise these images. It reads as a motherboard or art or graffiti. Please help
Most likely fakes. VGA ports are usually a good giveaway. Nvidia did away with them on the 1050 and higher cards. Zotac is the only manufacture I know of that made a 1050 with a VGA port(custom PCB with the ramdacs added back on).

Looks like one of them isn't even an Nvidia card as it has the Sapphire logo(white and blue S) and they only do AMD cards.
 
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celikeray61

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Most likely fakes. VGA ports are usually a good giveaway. Nvidia did away with them on the 1050 and higher cards. Zotac is the only manufacture I know of that made a 1050 with a VGA port(custom PCB with the ramdacs added back on).

Looks like one of them isn't even an Nvidia card as it has the Sapphire logo(white and blue S) and they only do AMD cards.
Thanks for your quick reply! Yeah i noticed vga port too, Nvida doesnt put vga ports to their graphics cards anymore. But it really makes me wonder what graphic card is this. Like theres no match on entire google for this thing. I'll probably save some more money and buy a never used one.
 

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Got experience with these. You'll find plenty on Chinese websites at the fraction cost of original ones. They are in fact older chips like GTX 550 or GTX 730 with the BIOS tweaked in such a manner that it'll report GTX 1050 everywhere. But you'll only get the performance of GTX 550 or 730 of course.
 
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