300 of NVIDIA's new crypto mining cards SEIZED by Hong Kong customs

300 x NVIDIA CMP 30HX cryptomining GPUs on their way to Chinese mining farms get seized by Hong Kong customs authorities.

Published Sun, Apr 4 2021 6:06 PM CDT   |   Updated Fri, Apr 30 2021 9:11 PM CDT

It seems that Hong Kong customs are having a good day having seized some 300 of NVIDIA's new CMP (Crypto Mining Processors) mining cards.

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According to MyDrivers, Hong Kong customs have seized the crypto mining GPUs in a smuggling attempt -- but that's not what you should be doing when in some regions China has bans on crypto mining farms. There were massive surges of electricity demand from crypto mining farms enjoying cheap electricity prices in many regions of China.

Around 65% of global mining power requirements are supplied by China according to estimates, and because of that the government has been clamping down on crypto mining farms pretty hard. The 300 new NVIDIA crypto mining GPUs were seized, with the entry-level CMP 30HX seized in large quantities.

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Now just imagine seeing all of these crypto mining cards and not being able to do anything about it -- you can't use them as gaming graphics cards as they have no display output -- and you know there's 300 of them there so crypto mining with electricity on the cheap = foolish not to do it.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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