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I bought this broken card, the listing says its a GTX 480, but I haven't been able to find any 480 with a green PCB. The heatsink also doesn't look like a 480. The only card that I could find that looks similar is this one - Link

Here is the eBay Link - eBay
post #2 of 11
Looks like an ES (engineer sample, not retail product). Best you can do is ask seller to submit a GPU-Z validation with photos of that GPU running.
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Well I can't ask now because its already shipped out. Is an engineer sample as good as the retail?
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Maybe the picture isn't at the right angle... but I can't see any heatpipes. GTX 480's with the reference shroud had holes for heatpipes, this one doesn't look like it does. The PCB is identical side-by-side with an EVGA GTX 480, but it looks like a different cooler.

Engineering samples usually perform a little under the final retail product, like ES processors.
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must ask, as its listed as broken, why'd you buy this?
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I know this is his question to answer, but if I had the chance to bring a 480 back to life for $112, I'd do it tongue.gif Sell it for $200, or use it's raw awesome power. Not to mention, it would be a rare model, with that (sorry to say it) ugly back end.
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post

I know this is his question to answer, but if I had the chance to bring a 480 back to life for $112, I'd do it tongue.gif Sell it for $200, or use it's raw awesome power. Not to mention, it would be a rare model, with that (sorry to say it) ugly back end.

That was my idea, the listing says that only one DVI port is showing in color(the other working fine), which seems like an easy fix.
post #8 of 11
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Another person also brought up that the seller of the item is in Santa Clara, which is the same place NVIDIA headquarters is located.
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man that dosnt look like a gtx480 not like any that ive seen at least. it might just be a very early es.
    
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