GPU-z now detects fake GPUs

Fake GPUs are quite common thanks to crypto miners

We can all agree on the fact that crypto miners made a huge mess on the GPU market during the past year or so. One of the many issues that generated from the mining frenzy, is the one about second-hand fake GPUs being sold online.

Unfortunately for buyers, there is no way to tell if the GPU you're buying is actually what's advertised on the box, until you plug it into a system and check the specs.

Once again, Techpowerup comes to the rescue, updating its own GPU-Z utility and adding a feature that will detect a fake GPU and notify the user about it. Needless to say, you'll still need to plug the GPU into your system before being able to test its authenticity, and by that time you might have already been scammed; still, it's good to know if what you've bought is actually what you wanted to buy or not.

To test your GPU, you will simply have to update your GPU-Z utility to the 2.13.0 version, released today, that also contains a few bug fixes.

Source: PcGamer

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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