How to detect whether it is a new graphics card
by ArexLi - November 18, 2021 at 07:31 AM
Just bought a graphics card , How do I test 

I'm a little worried. It's old
Windows: Go to "Device Manager" , search for Display adapter, clip the tab, should display its model.
Linux: type "lspci | grep VGA" in terminal
Do you mean if it has been used in someones PC before or if it's a 2070 instead of a 3070? If it's visual then you should check for any wear and tear on the graphics card. Checking for dust on the cards fan would help - of course this doesn't help if it's been cleaned extremely well.
Use GPU-Z to get all the information about the card. It will also show if the bios has been tampered and if you have a fake card.
GPU-Z is very useful for testing your graphic card
(November 18, 2021 at 12:06 PM)ExTr4F0X Wrote: GPU-Z  is very useful for testing your graphic card

very useful ! 

thank you !

[quote="Mithosss" pid='4628355' dateline='1637225201']
使用 GPU-Z 获取有关卡的所有信息。它还会显示 bios 是否被篡改以及您是否有假卡。

thank you !
You have to worry, a lot of resellers sell cards with just changed fans and cases.
Get GPU-Z, couple that with CPU-Z, both great software for keeping a tab on hardware.

If you want to get the most out of your 3D card too, get MSi Afterburner.

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