AMD and XFX China Warn of Radeon RX 580 Recall Scam

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Despite releasing three years ago on the company’s aging Polaris architecture, AMD’s Radeon RX 580 graphics cards remain such a hot item for cryptocurrency miners that unscrupulous merchants in China have been attempting to trick owners into RMA’ing their GPUs due to a fictitious design flaw related to their PCBs. The fraudulent nature of the recall has been confirmed by AMD and XFX China, both of whom have issued statements clarifying that there’s nothing wrong with the Radeon RX 580 and to ignore the merchants’ requests to send the cards in for NVIDIA GeForce GTX replacements. According to Minerstat, AMD’s Radeon RX 580 offers an Ethereum hash rate of around 32 MH/s.

The elaborate scam offered Radeon RX 580 owners two different schemes. The trade-in option consisted in a one-to-own swap with the dealers replacing the Radeon RX 580 4GB and Radeon RX 580 8GB with a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, respectively. The recall option offered owners with a sum of money was a little over two times that of the Radeon RX 580’s street price.

Sources: EXP Review, Tom’s Hardware

Tsing Mui
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