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2021/04/08 01:07:11 (permalink)
Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase (kotaku.com)
 
Only a week after a Chinese bust involving cheat makers and luxury cars, authorities have seized hundreds of smuggled Nvidia cards after a speedboat chase in the waters near Hong Kong international airport. As Tom’s Hardware have translated, from Chinese outlet TVB News, over the weekend police saw a fishing boat anchored suspiciously close to the airport at 2am in the morning, and upon investigating found men moving cargo from the fishing boat onto a nearby speedboat. As the police approached “the shady men hopped on the speedboat and sped away towards mainland waters”, with the cops pursuing in “a high-speed boat chase”. The smugglers managed to escape, but authorities then doubled back and searched the fishing boat, where they found shark fins, smartphones and “up to 300 unidentified graphics cards”. While not carrying any markings, it’s believed the cards are Nvidia CMP 30HXs, GPUs made specifically for cryptomining which, while not very good at their job, are nevertheless in high demand at the moment with global shortages affecting the supply of more desirable hardware.
 
Who would have thought that GPUs are now being smuggled? I certainly didn't. 

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    Re: Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase 2021/04/08 04:11:54 (permalink)
    Sad when drug dealers have switched over to videocards because the profit levels are just too high to ignore !!! 


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    Re: Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase 2021/04/08 06:58:41 (permalink)
    This whole GPU shortage thing is beyond ridiculous...


     


     
     
     
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    Re: Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase 2021/04/08 07:31:00 (permalink)
    bdary
    This whole GPU shortage thing is beyond ridiculous...


    That's for sure.

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    Re: Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase 2021/04/08 11:56:45 (permalink)
    bdary
    This whole GPU shortage thing is beyond ridiculous...


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    Re: Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase 2021/04/08 12:02:29 (permalink)
    I wonder why the high speed boat chase. That sounds like stolen cards not just scalping. That it the cards are counterfeit.

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    Re: Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase 2021/04/08 12:10:50 (permalink)
    they paniced
     
    the cards are not illegal to own - only illegal to use for crypto mining in china (not everywhere - just some provinces)
    whats illegal about owning them and reselling to 3rd parties in other countries
     
    sure it would have sent red flags up that you maybe using them for a mining operation and had gov surveillance after that
     
    the problem they may have faced would be customs and duties - bypassing any duties
     
     
    what you have to know
     
    it's only banned in some provinces 
    60% of world's bitcoin mining  comes from china
     
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    Re: Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase 2021/04/08 13:24:23 (permalink)
    people in china i know told me the government there intends to ban digital couins completely because power there is coal based and so much compute is involved it has become insane
     

      


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    Re: Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase 2021/04/08 13:42:20 (permalink)
    aka_STEVE_b
    Sad when drug dealers have switched over to videocards because the profit levels are just too high to ignore !!! 





    This is just standard grey/black market Hong Kong Hijinks. 
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    Re: Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase 2021/04/08 14:53:23 (permalink)
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    Who would have thought that GPUs are now being smuggled? I certainly didn't. 




    Well they're mining cards, and cryptomining is illegal in Hong Kong. Not the first nor going to be the last bust involving NVIDIA's mining cards in that region.


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    Re: Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase 2021/04/08 14:56:48 (permalink)
    These damn miners are hogging video cards and I am inclined to sue the exchanges to squeeze a few cards out of them.
     
     

      


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    Re: Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase 2021/04/08 15:02:43 (permalink)
    Ok, seriously, why is it ALWAYS “300” or “up to 300” cards... every article.

    Are we sure this isn’t just a heap of press going for click bait and reusing old out dated information? Remember when MSI had a truck disappear with “up to 300” 3090’s go missing, and then a container with “300” GPU’s was found, and “300” cards were stolen, and then... and then... meh...

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    Re: Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase 2021/04/11 15:34:10 (permalink)
    I can see a action packed mining movie in the foreseeable future with fast boast, bikes, explosions, prostitutes, etc.  The high stakes life of a millionaire miner.

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    Re: Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase 2021/04/30 22:37:39 (permalink)
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    I can see a action packed mining movie in the foreseeable future with fast boast, bikes, explosions, prostitutes, etc.  The high stakes life of a millionaire miner.


    lol, I'd probably watch it..... just sayin.


     
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    Re: Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase 2021/05/06 08:05:28 (permalink)
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    I can see a action packed mining movie in the foreseeable future with fast boast, bikes, explosions, prostitutes, etc.  The high stakes life of a millionaire miner.


    lol, I'd probably watch it..... just sayin.




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    Re: Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase 2021/05/06 08:28:21 (permalink)
    Nice, wonder when Fast n Furious X1: GPU Heist is coming out then!
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    Re: Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase 2021/05/06 13:59:24 (permalink)
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    Nice, wonder when Fast n Furious X1: GPU Heist is coming out then!


    That's hilarious, and it would probably sell just as many tickets ;p


     
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    Re: Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase 2021/05/06 20:04:28 (permalink)
    i wonder how much they mined.
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    Re: Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase 2021/05/06 23:28:55 (permalink)
    Lucidpheonix
    Nice, wonder when Fast n Furious X1: GPU Heist is coming out then!


    What will be the sequel? Something revolving around PS5 I guess. As the same phenomen plagues the console market as well.
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    Re: Smuggled Nvidia Cards Found After High-Speed Boat Chase 2021/05/07 07:28:36 (permalink)
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    Nice, wonder when Fast n Furious X1: GPU Heist is coming out then!


    What will be the sequel? Something revolving around PS5 I guess. As the same phenomen plagues the console market as well.


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