Tuesday, December 29th 2020

A Christmas Miracle: 500,000 NVIDIA RTX 3080 Cards Found in Lost Shipping Container

Stock for NVIDIA's latest RTX 30-series graphics cards has been a nightmare for customers across the world, with demand far outstripping supply. This opened up a proverbial can of worms, with scalpers taking to the world wide web, casting their own nets in taking advantage of not only the pandemic (and peoples' refuge in gaming in these uncertain times), but also of said unmet demand. So it has to be nothing short of a Christmas miracle that 500,000 NVIDIA RTX 3080 graphics cards have just been found in an unmarked shipping container in South Korea. The container wasn't registered in the port authority, and was therefore left unopened and unprocessed.

The graphics cards were stored in the container absent of any proper documentation by Samsung, as early as August of this year. Jeff Fisher, vice president of NVIDIA and head of the GeForce division, said in a statement to the company's shareholders that "We've been asking Samsung for this shipment for months. They told us that she had already left the factory, but then they did not present us with any document proving that she had reached her destination". These newfound graphics cards will now be correctly processed and put into the channel.

Geeknetic.es made this as a part of the Spanish Fool's Day, which is December 28th. However, considering the current state of the RTX (and AMD RX) market, this is a nice satirical gotcha which I'll keep on TPU. Let's laugh at our misery instead of wallowing in it.
Source: Geeknetic.es
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103 Comments on A Christmas Miracle: 500,000 NVIDIA RTX 3080 Cards Found in Lost Shipping Container

#101
Rei
MikeSnow
And, in the future, it might be better to refrain from posting such "articles" at all.
And why not? Everyone does it, even companies does it too. So why should TechPowerUp be the exception.
MikeSnow
Having this article posted as a joke with only that small grayed-out mention about the "Spanish Fool Day", that many people will not even read, is not ideal under these circumstances. This is how "fake news" are born. Some people will believe anything, no matter how obviously fake it is.
I'm sorry for offending anyone in this thread who were fooled but they probably had it coming if they didn't even bother to read the disclaimer. I know I made my fair share of mistakes being fooled before. Also "fake news" isn't really "fake" if they made it known that it was a joke from the get-go even if under fine print.
MikeSnow
The article should be edited to make it clearer for everyone it is not real.
Don't be such a killjoy. That just defeats the purpose of "Fool's Day" which is fun jokes of fooling anyone who didn't pay attention.
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Chrispy_
Rei
Don't be such a killjoy. That just defeats the purpose of "Fool's Day" which is fun jokes of fooling anyone who didn't pay attention.
This.
Mocking angry people who don't pay attention is the whole point.
It's internationally-accepted trolling. If you can't handle it, go and live under a rock in the desert.
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GWComputers
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The fact that it was a joke was literally there.
Yep I noticed that but to late lol. Anyway this was sent to me from a friend working on the tech industry and he felt for it to lol so I figured it was real news and immediately was filled With rage lol
Rei
Gotta look in the mirror on who you just insulted, dude. You're the one who fell for it. :laugh: :roll: :slap:
Yep I noticed that but to late lol. Anyway this was sent to me from a friend working on the tech industry and he felt for it to lol so I figured it was real news and immediately was filled With rage :fear:
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