An atypical situation occurs with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards. Prior to their official announcement, these devices managed to fall into the hands not only of reviewers but also of miners. In addition, its first batch has already been completely sold out at an inflated price and now the GeForce RTX 3060 can even be bought in the secondary market. And all this until the end of the embargo.
In particular, in Belarus, on the Onliner platform, which is an online bulletin board for the secondary market, three Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Eagle OC video cards are put up for sale. According to a vendor named Artyom, all devices are guaranteed by a Belarusian store. One video card was unpacked “to test it” (probably the test was limited to assessing performance in mining) and the other two were not yet unpacked. The seller wants to get $ 1080 for each such video card.
Recall that NVIDIA announced that the GeForce RTX 3060 will be the first graphics card to limit the performance of cryptographic mining algorithms. As a result, shortly after starting the mining process, the hash rate is reduced by about half. Most likely, in the face of this fact, Artyom decided to get rid of video cards, asking them for an extremely high price.
Unfortunately, for the original seller / distributor, Artyom posted photos with the serial numbers of the video cards on offer. Thus, Gigabyte and NVIDIA will be able to track where and for whom these devices were sold.
The official launch of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 video card is scheduled for February 25th.