Soon, NVIDIA is launching the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card in the market and has also declared that they will feature an anti-mining algorithm for the wrong usage by miners. The card has already been sold in various place before launch but has recently been spotted in a Belarusian second-hand market.
Well, selling befor embargo, provides no driver support, making the card useless for gamers but not for miners. However, the recent experiments by the miners suggest that NVIDIA’s algorithm is working, someone named Artem seems to have offered three Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Eagle OC graphics cards for sale at a price of 2800 BYN, stands for a whopping $1080 each.
Ironically, the cheapest RTX 3060 is offered at $1080, enough to buy an RTX 3080, if you get one. The listing description even says that one of the graphics cards were already unpacked for verification, which means, having tested for mining, the card is now almost useless after the new firmware.
So, be it a scalper or a miner, the distribution of these card before launch prove the mismanagement among NVIDIA partnered AIBs. The original seller/distributor’s photos also reveal serial codes of the cards being offered, which can help Gigabyte to track where the cards were sold and by whom.
If you are planning to get a new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card, that offers better performance than the last-gen RTX 2080 Super, is all set to hit shelves on February 25th.