A mining farm has been spotted in the US with as many as 78 PNY GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards. In a world where it’s hard to find a single gaming graphics card, this miner managed to buy nearly a hundred of them: One hundred of NVIDIA’s fastest GPUs for a single person, and that too not for gaming. Stings don’t it? But it’s completely legal so you can’t do anything about it.
This mining farm was built by Simon Byrne in Las Vegas for a total of approximately $100K, pegging the price of an individual card at around $1,199. In terms of power draw, you’re looking at 23.4 kW of power with each card chugging around 300W.
According to estimates by TechARP, Bryne pays $2,166 a month for electricity using this system (8.43 per kWh) including the added AC costs for cooling it. One RTX 3080 has a hash rate of around 83MH/s average (range: 80-95MH/s depending on TDP and OC) using the Ethash algorithm, which should generate around 0.22236870 ETH or $165 each month. The entire system (78 cards) should generate a total of around 17.3 ETH or $12,840 per month. Deducting the electricity costs, he gets a monthly profit of approximately $10,674, or $128,088 per year.