Rows of the latest laptops, highly sought after by the gaming community, have been seen in China used to extract cryptocurrencies.
In tweets posted Wednesday, photos show a room filled with “hundreds” of gaming laptops that are said to be equipped with Nvidia RTX 30 Series graphics processing units (GPUs). WCCTech, a computer and gaming publication, said that laptops shown in tweets come from the Chinese manufacturer Hasse and are used to extract crypto using in-demand Nvidia cards.
As something from a gamer’s nightmare, it seems that some laptops have been stripped of the house to provide optimal cooling for the hard-working GPUs.
Advanced GPUs are preferred by cryptocurrency miners because of the greater processing power of the cards to crush the mathematical tasks needed for mining. While bitcoin mining requires specialized processors called ASICs, cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum̵
Players also want such top cards, but because they give a boost to graphics performance and in general, the easiest component of a computer is to upgrade to keep up with the latest game titles.
Typically, technical retailers and distributors set purchase limits on the number of highly sought-after products to distribute evenly. Tweets indicate that an agreement may have been entered into between either the reseller, distributor or laptop manufacturer and the mining unit for a bulk order, according to WCCTech’s report.
Start-level laptops for $ 999, while the high-end models are expected to hit shelves for a recommended retail price of $ 1999, according to the report. If the photos and video are actually authentic, the value of the newly established mining business could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars at high street prices.
Nvidia recently said that it could potentially start production of dedicated GPUs for cryptocurrency miners, if demand is there. However, it played down the possibility that miners eat into their general inventory, saying that players exceed supplies.