This year, Nvidia launched its new line of graphics in the 30 series, composed of the RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090. These are very powerful and desired equipment and, therefore, are practically sold out everywhere.
One of the activities for which printers are used is mining. And now a system has been released with 78 units of the RTX 3080 card that is capable of mining the equivalent of $ 128,000 a year in cryptocurrencies.
The graphics card Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is one of the most desired models in the 30 series presented this year by the manufacturer. The chip has already proved its full potential and some analyzes have even shown that it is a faster GPU than rival Radeon RX 6800 XT from rival AMD.
But the purchase of this card has been an almost impossible task, since the stock is sold out practically everywhere. And one of the main reasons for this is the fact that these printers are used by supporters of cryptocurrency mining. Consequently, the short supply also inflates the price.
Station with 78 RTX 3080 cards can mine around $ 128,000 a year
It has recently been confirmed that one of the big reasons why Nvidia's new graphics are out of stock is cryptocurrency mining.
The website TechArp released an ETH mining system (Ethereum), which is located in Las Vegas and belongs to Simon Byrne. This station has a total of 78 copies of the RTX 3080 printer, capable of mining around 128 thousand dollars a year, about 104 thousand euros. This is a value estimated by the website.
If the RTX 3080 had initially been launched for 700 dollars (~ 571 euros), it has already gone on sale for around 1,200 dollars (~ 980 euros). In that sense, and based on this last value, then this system has 93,600 dollars in graphics cards (~ 76 thousand euros).
According to the website's calculations, it is estimated that each plate will be able to mine the equivalent of $ 165 per month (~ 135 euros). All told, the total of the 78 plates can mine around 12,870 dollars a month (~ 10,500 euros).
In short, this reality may be happening elsewhere. And, therefore, the most likely is that anyone who really wants to buy such a card will have to wait even longer.