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April 03, 2018, 01:56:03 AM
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Chinese knock off GTX 1060. I bought this just to see how it hashed and how many watts it pulled. Using Awesome Miner on a multi-algo pool, my 1070 started off at around 700Mh/s on whatever algo it was (I don't remember), and this card was showing a little less than 300Mh/s, but after a couple seconds it will continuously produce an error referencing the kernal or something. I don't know what the issue is or if it can be fixed, but it appears to work fine for gaming. I don't know how it would work with other mining software or if it will work with cracking passwords or other hashing functions. Windows 10 recognizes it as a 1060 3GB card and correctly installs the drivers. Shipping within the US only, or can pickup in Tampa, FL. I would like to get $50 for it. Please PM me any offers and thanks for looking.





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April 03, 2018, 05:38:59 AM
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April 06, 2018, 11:24:53 PM
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I hope the buyer knows exactly what he is getting. These are not GTX 1060's at all. They are counterfeits with a Geforce 450 GTS chip and a hacked BIOS to make it look like a GTX 1060. If you open GPU-Z to look at the card, the shader count and frequencies are all wrong for a 1060 and match that of a 450 GTS or 550 Ti. Lots of people complain that it will not do crypto, mostly because there is only 1GB of RAM onboard but the BIOS is spoofing the RAM to 3GB. I've been seeing tons of these being sold by victims and they want to reduce their losses by pawning them off to another unsuspecting victim.

You can tell these are counterfeits simply by the heatsink shroud used. There are primarily 2 styles. One is the one pictures, the other looks like this. The counterfeits also have a VGA port. No modern card has a VGA port anymore, so it's a dead giveaway.


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April 06, 2018, 11:28:25 PM
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I hope the buyer knows exactly what he is getting. These are not GTX 1060's at all. They are counterfeits with a Geforce 450 GTS chip and a hacked BIOS to make it look like a GTX 1060. If you open GPU-Z to look at the card, the shader count and frequencies are all wrong for a 1060 and match that of a 450 GTS or 550 Ti. Lots of people complain that it will not do crypto, mostly because there is only 1GB of RAM onboard but the BIOS is spoofing the RAM to 3GB. I've been seeing tons of these being sold by victims and they want to reduce their losses by pawning them off to another unsuspecting victim.

You can tell these are counterfeits simply by the heatsink shroud used. There are primarily 2 styles. One is the one pictures, the other looks like this. The counterfeits also have a VGA port. No modern card has a VGA port anymore, so it's a dead giveaway.



Wow, very informative! Glad we have members here that are willing to share such info to help the community out - Repped!

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April 07, 2018, 03:08:40 AM
Last edit: April 12, 2018, 10:55:58 PM by ViperGuyMike
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I hope the buyer knows exactly what he is getting. These are not GTX 1060's at all. They are counterfeits with a Geforce 450 GTS chip and a hacked BIOS to make it look like a GTX 1060. If you open GPU-Z to look at the card, the shader count and frequencies are all wrong for a 1060 and match that of a 450 GTS or 550 Ti. Lots of people complain that it will not do crypto, mostly because there is only 1GB of RAM onboard but the BIOS is spoofing the RAM to 3GB. I've been seeing tons of these being sold by victims and they want to reduce their losses by pawning them off to another unsuspecting victim.

You can tell these are counterfeits simply by the heatsink shroud used. There are primarily 2 styles. One is the one pictures, the other looks like this. The counterfeits also have a VGA port. No modern card has a VGA port anymore, so it's a dead giveaway.

Thanks for the info. I told the new owner everything I knew about the card, so to say I am pawning it off to another unsuspecting victim is pretty condescending being you have no idea what the deal was. I actually gave the card away for free to a guy I know who was using an ancient video card and wanted something better. That being said, since you obviously know more about these cards than I do, are they usable for mining at all? I know I started mining with a 9800+ Superclocked Edition many years ago, so it seems like mining would be possible if the card is really an old 450 or 550ti? I wanted to see if they were profitable at all if I ran a ton of them on a single rig but as I said, I couldn't get it working within a few hours and decided to just sell it and move on with other things since I have too many projects in the works right now.
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