A batch of 5840 illegally imported Radeon graphics cards manufactured by XFX have been seized in China. transmits MyDrivers portal with link to Chinese customs data. The report states that the actual specifications of these graphics cards did not match what was written in their accompanying documents. The cost of one batch of accelerators is estimated at approximately $3.15 million.
Remember that the XFX brand is owned by Pine Technology Holdings Limited based in Hong Kong. XFX itself has several offices around the world, and the main one is in California (USA).
Customs officials questioned XFX’s China office after finding that the specifications of the delivered graphics cards did not match what was stated on their labels. The authorities have not yet issued an official statement on this, but according to the media, this was done in order to reduce tariffs on the graphics cards supplied.
It is noted that authorities have not confirmed that XFX’s Chinese branch is directly linked to the incident, but the company’s website has been closed for several days. The company has also closed its official store on the T-Mall retail site.
It is curious that this is not the first time that XFX’s Chinese office has been at the center of a scandal related to the supply of graphics accelerators. For example, last fall it was reported that all batches of Radeon RX 500 series and Radeon RX 5000 series graphics cards were sold directly to miners, bypassing retail outlets.