MSI Continues to Keep A Straight Face – Plans to Release “MINER” Editions For GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
21 January 2021
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I hate miners, minors and especially minorities. But miners of late have effectively ruined the entire graphics card market as they’re more than happy to buy up the most profitable graphics cards for the task, which for this generation of graphics cards has primarily been NVIDIA’s latest RTX Ampere.

Miners are more than happy to pay exorbitant amounts of money to buy RTX 3000 series GPUs, which in turn has revitalised the relationship between shekels and Jensen’s wallet as the latter has begun to sell Ampere graphics cards exclusively to miners and has made a killing by doing so.

Meanwhile MSI on the other hand have been by far one of the worst AIB partners in recent times, having produced cheap garbage products as of late while scalping and attempting to price gouge GeForce RTX 3080 GPUs.

MSI are truly a scummy company, and they honestly do deserve to have their factories burn to the ground.

MSI have been trying to keep a straight face for many months now, releasing products such as the X570 Tomahawk to regain consumer’s trust and support but it just isn’t working, with every step forward that the company takes it then takes two steps back as it continues to fuck over its gullible consoomers.

MSI are preparing to launch “MINER” aftermarket graphics cards for the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.

First appearing in an EEC listing on January 19th, to have such a product name as “MINER” at a time like this is certainly an indication that such products are indeed targeting cryptocurrency miners.

It’s not uncommon for AIB partners to sell special aftermarket models of graphics cards tailored towards cryptocurrency mining with rubbish cooling, limited display outputs if any and with bare minimum packaging and warranty.

For instance, MSI as well as many other manufacturers such as ASUS and Colorful released mining oriented variants of Pascal based GPUs such as the P104-100 and P106-100 MINER graphics cards.

The P104-100 was obviously as the name would suggest, a GP104 graphics card. In this case it offers the same core configuration as a GTX 1070 though rather than the standard 8GB of GDDR5 that it came with, the P104-100 came with just 4GB of the faster GDDR5X memory. While the P106 was merely a GTX 1060 in drag to sell in bulk with the aforementioned qualities up above.

So, previously AIB manufacturers made mining specific hardware during the gold rush of 2017 but if they’re planning to do so again that would make the GeForce RTX 3060 TI MINER as the first mining specific hardware released for the RTX 3000 series.

Certainly if MSI are planning to repurpose Ampere graphics cards with much cheaper designs with low cost packaging, since miners are buying up current GeForce hardware for as much money as it takes… it makes perfect sense that MSI have done this not to alleviate the influx of zero stock left for actual gamers but to generate as much profit from RTX Ampere as it’s rumored that NVIDIA are selling these graphics chips to partners for a hefty price.

I just love how these kinds of companies try and pull of a facade as if they’re friends of gamers but in reality they’re just Yiddler snakes looking to make a quick buck by prioritising their business towards a demographic who’ll gladly pay top dollar for shit.

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