Górnicy z Azji zamiatają laptopy RTX 3060 z półek
South Korean, Taiwanese and Chinese miners decided not to give up without a fight amid news from Nvidia about the limitation of mining on RTX 3060 series video cards. They began to massively buy laptops with these video cards.
As it turned out, the Ethereum mining limitation was introduced only on desktop versions of video cards, while mobile ones feel great. However, like their new owners, building entire farms from lined up rows of laptops.
In addition, not even against the background of a general increase in prices, laptops with RTX 3060 have become a tidbit, including because of their price list. For a hash rate comparable to the power of the previous generation Nvidia's RTX 2080 Super, the buyer gets an excellent card that consumes several times less electricity.
The news of preventive measures against miners began to spread at the end of February 2020, but so far it has not been noticeable. Especially when you look at the number of people who purchased video cards before their official release date, attaching a screenshot of the track number from the DNS retail network.
Users were especially outraged by the price tag. Instead of the recommended price of $329, they saw how the stores had already shipped from under the floor a batch of video cards at prices ranging from $500 to $700.
It seems that this year, amid the mining boom, gamers will really have to look closely at gaming laptops. Although in Asia, apparently, they will not be on sale soon either.