A story has been floating around that 500,000 boxed-up GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards were discovered in a shipping container -- gone missing during transit, but that story was BS.
Geeknetic.es first reported the story which when put into Google Translate spits out that a Samsung subsidiary port warehouse worker somewhere in South Korea found a bunch of boxes with NVIDIA logos on them. This staffer noted that the shipment wasn't on any port records.
The staffer himself had been trying to buy a GeForce RTX 30 series graphics card, and after seeing the hundreds of boxes of NVIDIA products "only added to my frustration of not getting one".
- Read more: This 78 x GeForce RTX 3080 crypto mining rig makes $128,000 per year
- Read more: NVIDIA's next-gen AD102 GPU: RTX 4090 twice as fast as the RTX 3090?!
"The RTX 3070, 3080 and 3090 are still hard to find. A shortage favored by strong demand, excessively long production cycles and the global pandemic, which does not make things easier. Good news however, since a South Korean port operator has just got hold of a lost shipment of 500,000 GeForce RTX 3000 cards!"
Once the news set the internet on fire, the author of the original piece added: "This is a fake news story created and published on December 28 in celebration of the Holy Innocents Day in Spain. The content of it is false and has been created with a satirical humorous purpose. We hope you had fun reading it".