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Ethereum Mining Causes Gaming Laptop Shortages

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Fri, 5/03/2021 - 16:04
Ethereum Mining Causes Gaming Laptop Shortages
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Ethereum miners have contributed to a shortage in gaming laptops, according to a recent report by British video game magazine PCGamesN.

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While it is still not hard to find one on Amazon, the outlet reports that the mining boom might exacerbate gamers' predicament.

The demand for high-end laptops skyrocketed together with the profitability of mining Ether. Last month, miners started earning as much as $3.5 million per hour.

In February, a mining farm full of the latest models was spotted in China.

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Nvidia could nerf more GPUs

As reported by U.Today, leading chipmaker Nvidia has nerfed the hashrate of its soon-to-be-released 3060 card to make it less attractive for miners.

This move, however, can spur even more demand for much-sought-after laptops since they do not have such restrictions.

With that being said, slashing the hashrate could soon be a new normal. Rumor has it that Nvidia's RTX 3080 Ti will come with the same mining limitations, but its specifications are yet to be released.

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