Despite the shortage, an American managed to win 78 GeForce RTX 3080 for Bertha 2. The impressive crypto mining machine could earn him $ 128,000 a year.
Bitcoin mining is popular. It must be said that the value of virtual currency exploded in 2020, reaching more than 30,000 euros in January 2021. Knowing this phenomenon, an American has developed a huge machine to extract cryptocurrency. For this purpose, he bought 78 GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards. The machine is called Bertha 2 and, according to TechArp media, it is almost ready for use. According to his designer, Simon Byrne, Bertha 2 would make him $ 900 a day. The Malaysian media even went there with their little calculation. Journalist Adrian Wong explains that the machine would have cost him up to $ 100,000 without a power supply at $ 699 per RTX 3080 card. By subtracting the average price of electricity in Las Vegas, where Simon Byrne lives, he could make a net profit of $ 10,674 per month, which is $ 128,088 per year. This would enable him to fully recover his costs in less than 10 months.
Players rebel in the face of lack
However, Ethereum miners’ recent interest in GeForce graphics cards bothers more than one. Last October, the head of Nvidia announced that the GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 cards would be very difficult to find until 2021. Though Simon Byrne says he doesn’t buy his cards through the traditional supply chain, buying large-scale graphics cards for crypto mining is putting a heavy strain on Nvidia, which is apparently struggling to salvage inventory. The situation should be resolved in the coming months, according to the company. Until then, the supply should exceed the demand and everyone can get their hands on this performance gem.