Only a week after a Chinese bust with cheaters and luxury cars, Authorities have seized hundreds of smuggled Nvidia cards after a speedboat chase in the water near Hong Kong International Airport.
As Tom’s Hardware has translated, from Chinese outlet TVB News, over the weekend, police saw a fishing boat anchored suspiciously near the airport at 2 a.m., and after investigating, found men moving cargo from the fishing boat to a nearby speedboat.
As the police approached, “the shadowy men jumped on the speedboat and ran towards the mainland water”, while the police pursued in “a high-speed boat chase”. The smugglers managed to escape, but the authorities doubled back and searched the fishing boat, where they found shark fins, smartphones and “up to 300 unidentified graphics cards”.
Although there are no markings, it is believed that the cards are Nvidia CMP 30HXs, GPUs made specifically for cryptocurrencies which, although not very good at work, are still in high demand at the moment with global shortcomings affecting the supply of more desirable hardware.