Simon Byrne is a reputation that’s unlikely to lift any eyebrows amongst regular people. Point out his identify to individuals in each PC gaming and GPU mining circles, although, and also you’re prone to hear them clicking their tongue in disgust as they recall the image of 100 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics playing cards, neatly and uniformly organized, in a mining rig.
Lately, Byrne took it a step additional by putting in a miniature GPU mining rig – it holds a complete of six RTX 3080 playing cards – contained in the boot of his automotive. Particularly, contained in the boot of his BMW i8 hybrid sports activities automotive. Then, as if so as to add insult to damage, when requested why do such a factor, Byrne merely responded by saying “simply to harass players”.
We gained’t deny that the Byrne’s GPU miner on wheels is fairly to take a look at, however from a sensible standpoint, it’s exhausting to not suppose that this setup feels terribly inefficient in the long term.
Crpytocurrency mining has been a revival of late, thanks on no small half to Bitcoin hovering exponentially and at the moment sitting at RM130000 per coin, on common. Byrne, nevertheless, isn’t mining Bitcoin however reasonably, his rig is tweaked to mine Ethereum, another cryptocurrency to Bitcoin, and at the moment the second most respected digital coin in the marketplace. With a present common worth of RM5300 on the time of writing.
Now, Byrne’s use of his 100-odd RTX 3080 playing cards is usually are not unlawful by any authorized measure of the phrase, however it is very important do not forget that provides for NVIDIA’s Ampere-powered GeForce RTX 30 sequence are in desperately brief provide, and demand for stated playing cards have additionally been overwhelmingly excessive.