VideoCardz reported that Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics cards with 20 GB of memory began to be sold on the Chinese secondary market. The thing is that the company has not officially released graphics gas pedals with such characteristics.
Miners are starting to sell their equipment because of the falling demand for mining. Thus in the network began to appear ads for the sale of graphics cards of various configurations. On one of the Chinese sites, users found a video card MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ventus 3X OC with 20 GB of memory. Also on the graphics gas pedal presented disabled Lite Hash Rate (LHR) block, which provides hardware protection against mining.
Last year, Nvidia discussed the release of several models of RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards. The initial plan was to release devices with 10GB, 12GB and 20GB of memory. But as a result, versions with 20 GB did not officially hit the market. After the published photos users suggested that MSI produced improved versions of graphics cards specifically for miners. This is evidenced by the increased amount of memory and disabled hardware protection block.
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ventus 3X OC videocard itself sells in China for $432 to $600. Experts recommend not to buy such devices, even if they have warranty seals. Users noted that such a graphics card can become a collector's item, as it was not on free sale.