What's a retrofit graphics card

September 19, 2018 at 17:23:46
Specs: Windows
I'm looking to get one but want to know what it means before I buy any since I don't know the term just wanting to know what I might be getting is all thanks for any and all help

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#1
September 19, 2018 at 19:02:46
If you do a search for the word "retrofit", you'll find it means "an act of adding a component or accessory to something that did not have it when manufactured". I don't know where or how you saw it used, but I can only guess that you misunderstood it or it was used incorrectly. It just means to add a graphics card to a system that doesn't have one. An integrated graphics chip in a processor or motherboard is not a graphics card, although a lot of people use the term interchangeably. THESE are all cards.

Please post your system specs. We need to know the make/model of the motherboard & processor, how much RAM, the power supply specs (not just wattage), which version of Windows, the purpose of the graphics upgrade (gaming?), & how much you're willing to spend. Once we know all that, one of us can suggest a graphics card.


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September 20, 2018 at 06:21:08
@ Bhk1990 "What's A Retrofit Graphics Card"

Do you mean "Refurbished"?

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#3
September 20, 2018 at 20:57:21
Can be a used/return card or failed card and has been "restored" as best as possible to it's "off the shelf" state. Usually comes with a short warranty period.

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#4
September 21, 2018 at 01:21:49
This is off-topic unless the poster really did mean "refurbished" ...
... but ...
How can a graphics card be refurbished? What can break that
can be fixed? Does it just mean the dried Mountain Dew has
been washed off?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
September 21, 2018 at 04:50:16
Eelectrolytic capacitors they leak dry out and can often make it like new again if replaced with new ones.also reflowing cold solder joints.Jeff

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#6
September 21, 2018 at 07:31:43
"How can a graphics card be refurbished?"

Here's Newegg's explanation:

"Refurbished items are items that were returned, tested and restored to manufacturer specifications. Here are some examples:
•Items returned due to defect and restored to manufacturer specifications.
•Items returned for reasons other than defect.
•Items that were never used, but the factory seal was opened.
•Items returned because their box was damaged in shipping.
•Items used in field tests, sales displays or demonstrations."

https://kb.newegg.com/knowledge-bas...


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#7
September 22, 2018 at 06:45:47
I wonder if he's asking about this? >>> https://www.newfrog.com/product/ret...

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#8
September 25, 2018 at 04:47:44
@ Jeff Root

Here is an example of a refurbished vid card at NewEgg

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ...

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#9
September 25, 2018 at 05:44:34
RE #7 that can't be right, 1050ti should be selling for around 160$..., im calling it a fake card.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc6...

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#10
October 19, 2018 at 14:31:26
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...
GPU-Z Can Now Detect Fake NVIDIA Graphics Cards
Sellers have been modifying lower end NVIDIA graphics cards and selling them as more powerful cards online. In a recent version of the GPU-Z graphics card information utility, TechPowerUp has added the ability to now detect these fake NVIDIA cards

This new feature allows buyers of cards to detect if the card is actually a relabled NVIDIA G84, G86, G92, G94, G96, GT215, GT216, GT218, GF108, GF106, GF114, GF116, GF119, or GK106 GPU by displaying an exclamation point where the NVIDIA logo would normally appear and also prepends the string "[FAKE]" before the card's name.

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#11
October 19, 2018 at 15:08:54
RE #10 nice didnt even know this.

buying something fro a price thats too good too be true should let all your bells go off, but i guess for a first time buyer it might not be that easy

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#12
October 19, 2018 at 20:53:30
Pappy=
Why did you not start a new thread rather than post it here?
This might be important information to many, especially if they purchase online and may have a limited amount of time to return or claim fraud and get their refund.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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