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How Nvidia is tackling cryptomining so more gamers can get RTX cards


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It's no secret that it's almost impossible to find an RTX 3000-series graphics card right now. An army of bots is scouring the internet retailers buying up a lot of the available stock while desperate gamers fight over what's left behind or trying their luck with systems like Newegg Shuffle.

 

While profiteers online are a much bigger problem than cryptominers - and there is obviously overlap between profiteers reselling cards to miners, so the boundary between the two is pretty hazy - it's still enough to have caught the attention of Nvidia.

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1 hour ago, schuck6566 said:

And meanwhile,the average person has gotten creative to fight back at the scalpers.... 

Note that 44 "people" have actually bid on this picture of a video card and the price is now $280.00 with a couple of days to go. ?

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Ha, I should have saved it. Myself and @Sgt_Swanny saw an eBay listing for a 2080Ti I think it was, it was like a some sort of felt tip/water colour drawing of the card...sold for £6..Not a bad return for a piece of A4 paper with a 5 min drawing.

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6 hours ago, ENTERPRISE said:

Ha, I should have saved it. Myself and @Sgt_Swanny saw an eBay listing for a 2080Ti I think it was, it was like a some sort of felt tip/water colour drawing of the card...sold for £6..Not a bad return for a piece of A4 paper with a 5 min drawing.

 

Oh, this is precious. ?

 

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17 hours ago, Snakecharmed said:

 

Oh, this is precious. ?

 

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Been seeing a lot of these on eBay (usually just printed pictures of GPUs though). Descriptions usually clearly state its a picture only so gotta wonder if its the bots bidding on these things.

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