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This crypto-mining farm with 78 GeForce RTX 3080 GPUs likely rakes in $154,000 per year

This crypto-mining farm with 78 GeForce RTX 3080 GPUs likely rakes in $154,000 per year

It seems only fitting to end 2020 on a depressing note, and to that end, a cryptocurrency miner living in Las Vegas has apparently managed to procure dozens of PNY brand GeForce RTX 3080 cards to mine Ethereum. How in the world he managed to obtain so many elusive cards is beyond me, but even if he paid second-hand prices, it will be a profitable operation before the end of next year.

Nvidia kicked off its Ampere party in the consumer sector with the GeForce RTX 3080, which released to retail on September 17 for $699 (MSRP). And by “released to retail,” I mean it was available for all of a nanosecond before it sold out everywhere. Since then, Nvidia has launched three more models—GeForce RTX 3090 ($1,499), GeForce RTX 3070 ($499), and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti ($399), in that order—and those sold out immediately as well.

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