Only a week after a Chinese bust involving scammers and luxury cars, authorities have seized hundreds of smuggled Nvidia cards after a speedboat chase in the waters near Hong Kong International Airport.
As Tom’s Hardware has translated, from Chinese outlet TVB Newsover the weekend, police saw a fishing boat suspiciously anchored near the airport at 2 a.m., and after the investigation, found men moving goods from the fishing boat to a nearby speedboat.
As the police approached, “the shadowy men jumped on the speedboat and ran away towards mainland waters”, while the police pursued in “a speedboat hunt”. The smugglers managed to escape, but authorities then doubled down and searched the fishing boat, where they found shark fins, smartphones and “up to 300 unidentified graphics cards”.
Although no markings are worn, it is assumed that the cards are Nvidia CMP 30HXs, GPUs made specifically for cryptomining, which, although not very good for their jobs, are still in high demand at the moment with global shortcomings, affecting the supply of more desirable hardware.