The Nvidia GTX 1060 is the most popular graphics card in the 10 series because of the price and the performance that it has to offer. It is a mid-range graphics card that is able to run pretty much any game at 1080p 60 FPS at close to max settings. People are reporting fake Nvidia GTX 1060 cards being sold online.
Beware that scammers are trying to sell fake Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics cards online and you might give in to the exceptionally low pricing. You must think that because the RTX 20 series cards are out now, the Nvidia GTX 1060 would be cheaper.
The price should give it away but if that is not something that you notice you can look at other features that might give it away. These features include VGA port and SLI connectors. The Nvidia GTX 1060 does not come with an SLI connector, nor does it come with a VGA port.
These fake Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics cards are actually older cards based on Kepler. Back in the day, installing custom BIOS was easier and even when you plug these cards into your system it will be detected as a Nvidia GTX 1060. But you will soon realize that the performance is not the same.
That is because this card is actually an older graphics card and is most likely A GTX 660 or older. While the pricing might seem tempting, you should buy such cards from authorized retailers that are well known for providing PC hardware.
The RTX 2070 is around the corner and you can expect the GTX 2060 to come out soon as well. Keeping that in mind the Pascal-based GTX 1060 should also get a price cut. It is better to wait rather than wasting your money on something that is not even close to a Nvidia GTX 1060.
Let us know what you think about these fake Nvidia GTX 1060 cards being sold online and whether or not you have experienced a similar scam.