$336,000 worth of GeForce RTX 3090 cards stolen from MSI factory

Posted on Tuesday, December 08 2020 @ 11:56 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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It looks like GPU supply isn't even safe in factories these days. ARS Technica reports 40 containers of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 video cards were stolen from a MSI factory in China. Asian reports talk about a total value of about 2.2 million renminbi ($336K in US dollars), which suggests about 224 cards got stolen in this "grand theft GPU".
Some time last week, thieves stole a large number of Nvidia-based RTX 3090 graphics cards from MSI's factory in mainland China. The news comes from Twitter user @GoFlying8, who posted what appears to be an official MSI internal document about the theft this morning, along with commentary from a Chinese language website.
As you probably know, it's already very hard to get your hands on RTX 30 series cards (and AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series) because supply is way too low to meet the high demand.

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