It’s bad enough that bots and scalpers are buying up all the stock of Nvidia’s new graphics cards, but some thieves in China have taken things to the next level and stolen 40 boxes of RTX 3090s, valued at around $US340,000 ($456,790), from an MSI warehouse.
As Tom’s Hardware reports (via a @GoFlying8 translation), the cards went missing earlier this morning. Wildly MSI believe that, due to the extreme security in place at these facilities — the area is under video surveillance, and trucks are checked coming in and out of the docks — the theft was an inside job.
While nobody is quite sure how the cards went missing, it’s not hard explaining why:
Local police are offering $US15,000 ($20,153) for information on the theft, or in 2020 terms, 7.5 RTX 3090s.
It wasn’t just PS5 preorders last week that were a disaster, Nvidia’s release of its new RTX 3080 graphics card was also not great, again thanks to the actions of resellers using bots. With fans being pretty damn upset they missed out, Nvidia has apologised and promised to do better...Read more