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Puddingsbane

Puddingsbane

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New version of GPU-Z now detects fake nVidia cards

17 October 2018 - 03:00 PM

This is more on a software side of things but it's interesting non the less. You all seen it on websites like newegg, amazon, ebay and such there are a bunch of graphic cards that are falsely advertised on  what they are.

 

Modified BIOS to make the card look  like something else than it is. Cryptocurrency mining has seen many cards snapped up and dumped only to end  up  on auction sites like ebay, so it's very tempting for the seller to modify the BIOS of a low end card and make it appear as a modern higher end card, and make some extra cash in the process knowing most of  people are unaware of the changes and won't even look if the card is modified in any way.

 

 

TechPowerUp has released the new version of the GPU-Z software that now has the ability to detect those "fake" modified cards. It's not clear how they've done this but it works.

You can download the new version right now on TechPowerUp website here: https://www.techpowe...hpowerup-gpu-z/

 

Here's the comparison of how GPU-Z would determine a legitimate nVidia card over a fake one:

Spoiler

 

This new feature still won't protect buyers from buying a fraudulent GPUs, but it will allow them to determine if the card they bought was fake or modified in any way.

 

Hats off to you majestic people.


Shadow Warrior 2 is free on GOG for the next 48h

04 October 2018 - 08:03 PM

For the GOG's 10th anniversary shadow warrior 2 is up for grabs for free, grab it and go slay something

 

https://www.gog.com/

 

You can also claim it straight from the games product page here

 

https://www.gog.com/...522bb3371cec49f


PC upgrades on the way

26 May 2018 - 11:03 PM

I think the time has come to up the specs on my PC a little.

 

Currently:

 

CPU: Intel i5 7600K

 

GPU: Asus ROG GTX1070 STRIX

 

MOBO: Asus Prime B250-M

 

RAM: HyperX Fury 16GB DDR4 2400mhz

 

HDD: 4TB Toshiba for storage

 

PSU: Corsair CX500 80+ Bronze

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Since the situation with all that crypto bullshit cooled off and GPU prices went down drastically I went browsing the used parts on one of the websites and came across some pretty interesting stuff, so here's the plan:

 

CPU: staying the same currently. maybe in near future I'll go for 7700K or even Ryzen chips for my next build

 

GPU: 1070 serves me very well for my current PC so no need in upgrading, but for my next build I'm opting for MSI GTX1080 Ti X-Trio beast

 

MOBO: came across the Asus Maximus Hero VIII for only 70$! 70 FREAKING DOLLARS for a 300$+ board! Hell yea I'm taking it, but the only thing is I'll need to flash the BIOS for my Kaby Lake CPU to newer version

 

RAM: 16GB will suffice but 16 more will definitely come in near future

 

SSD: I'm thinking M.2 and all opinions are welcome considering the SSD part.

 

PSU: will have to up it to 700w or 750w.

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So to sum it up - new board, SSD and PSU for now


Destiny 2 for 12$ on Humble Bundle

04 May 2018 - 07:57 PM

Just in time before the new expansion Warmind hits, Destiny 2 is only 12$ on Humble Store as a part of Humble Montly subscription. If you subscribe for it you will get the key for free and you can cancel your subscription at any time you want and all the keys will stay in your inventory if you cancel. So you will pay only 12$ for the game which is a mighty good deal if you ask me and a mighty good deal for what's to come in the game itself.

 

So if you are interested and have 12$ to spare get it here https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly

 

Pudding awaits you if you do ;)


The Darkness 2 free on Humble Store

26 March 2018 - 10:54 PM

Free for a limited time. Get it while you can

 

https://www.humblebu...the-darkness-ii