Facepalm: It's no surprise that Nvidia graphics cards increased in value before the Lite Hash rate after the release of the LHR variants. In Vietnam, a retailer sells old GPUs on off-the-shelf mining rigs, and this is not your RTX 3080s test. They are limited edition Asus ROG Strix Gundam cards.
After the release of the LHR RTX 3080, RTX 3070, and RTX 3060 Ti, miners began squabbling over non-LHR cards, inflating their high prices. Nguyenconpc revealed via I_Leak_VN that a Vietnamese retailer is selling off-the-shelf mining setups using the original RTX 3080. It will likely cost more and become more expensive depending on the type of card used.
< p> Mining rigs inspired by mining are bundled into a limited edition ROG Strix Gundam RTX 3080 Asus. A quick look at eBay shows several products for sale with a current purchase price of about $2,400. Looking at the releases of these collectors, it's pretty sad to see that many of them are locked into mine settings and hit their 24/7 limit.
< p> The good news for gamers is that while the world is in the middle of nowhere, the chip component, which exacerbates pricing and availability issues, is on the decline due to a lack of chips. China, which accounts for up to 70% of the world's cryptocurrency, is pushing obsolete cards into the market by tightening mining.
Limited RTX 3080 Gundam cards are sold on pre-made extraction rigs