One of the leading third-party graphics card manufacturers, EVGA, announced the theft of a large batch of GeForce RTX 30 series cards. This situation can only exacerbate problems with the availability of new Nvidia GPUs.
We have lived to the time when video cards have become a very tidbit for criminal gangs – this is confirmed by the latest reports from EVGA, which reported the theft of a truckload of new GeForce RTX 30xx systems.
Various models of desktop GPUs, from the GeForce RTX 3060 to the top-end RTX 3090, were victims of the thieves. The manufacturer does not specify the exact number stolen on the way to EVGA’s US distribution center, but we can expect it to be thousands of units.
If you happen to come across one of the stolen cards, buying it is definitely not a good idea – if such a transaction is discovered, you could face serious legal consequences. The manufacturer has provided a page where you can check if your model has been stolen.
However, the chances of buying such a video card are minimal – you can expect that the lion’s share of the stolen cargo has already fallen into the hands of cryptocurrency miners. Therefore, getting them back becomes an impossible mission.