Unreleased stocks of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 stocks from partners have already been sold as early as the start of February but with the recent announcement from NVIDIA last week declaring that the RTX 3060 will have its mining performance cut in half, some miners are not taking their chances of waiting for a cracked BIOS or driver.
A miner from Belarus is already selling his pre-release stocks for 2800BYN or $1080 for a 3-piece bundle of RTX 3060 cards in pristine condition. That’s right, three RTX 3060 in almost brand new condition which are presumably unused are now in the second-hand market for around $300 each. Almost unheard of in this day and age with RTX 3060 pre-sale pricing reaching prices of around $900 in the Philippines.
The RTX 3060’s drivers are currently unreleased but brands like GIGABYTE, INNO3D and PALIT have made their way to consumers’ hands through dealers who are selling their stocks in advance. Miners who have moled their way through these stocks are now left with the possibility of bad performing mining cards and with NVIDIA promising to lock their cards through sophisticated means, some are not taking the chance.