XFX is currently in hot water with the Chinese customs administration according to a report from MyDrivers. An investigation revealed that a shipment of graphics cards had inconsistencies between their specifications and labels. It was confirmed that 5840 units did not match the declared specifications. The total is estimated at around 20 million RMB or over 3 million USD.
XFX is owned by Pine-technology, which is based in Hong Kong. XFX’s headquarters are in California, but it has numerous branches all around the world. The Asian branch is now in trouble with the Chinese customs. The website of the Chinese branch is also down but we do not know if it is involved in this scheme. The official T-mall storefront of XFX has also been closed.
This seem to be a common method of lowering import tax for graphics cards. MyDrivers claims a whopping 150 000 GPUs could have been imported this way.
This isn’t the first time XFX has been criticized over graphics cards. There was previously a rumor stating the Chinese branch sold a large part of its stock to cryptomining activities.