The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is an absolute beast of a graphics card, and something many of us have been desperately trying to get our hands on the play the best PC games. It seems that trolls are happy to salt those wounds however, as an established crypto miner has created a portable mining farm in the trunk of a BMW i8 using six RTX 3080 GPUs.
Stock issues have plagued the launch of Nvidia’s Ampere-powered RTX 3000 series, with high demand and bots buying up stock to resell online at inflated prices. Crypto miners have also been partially responsible for the shortage of next-gen PC gaming hardware, and a few are really making a name for themselves.
Some of you might remember Simon Byrne as the guy who created a huge mining rig with 78 PNY RTX 3080s (you can look at this monster for yourself at Techarp), which is 78 more RTX 3080s than most people are able to get their hands on right now. That’s between $54,522 (retail price) and $93,522 (estimated cost after inflated stock hit sites like eBay) worth of hardware.
Toms Hardware reached out to Byrne to…