Wednesday, March 10th 2021

MSI Promotes Their RTX 3080 GE76 Raider Laptop For Cryptocurrency Mining

MSI recently published an official blog article advertising the cryptocurrency mining potential of their GE76 raider laptop with a mobile RTX 3080 graphics card. The official post appears to have now been removed but has been archived by the Wayback Machine. MSI acknowledges the shortage of graphics cards and proposes that miners look at purchasing their new laptops. MSI shows the earnings potential of their GE76 raider laptop running NiceHash on the Intel Core i9-10980HK processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card. The mobile RTX-3080 achieved a hash rate of 52.8 MH/s running the Excavator miner with the DaggerHashimoto algorithm. This performance is slightly above the RTX 2080 Ti but falls significantly short of a desktop RTX 3080 which achieves nearly double at 95.7 MH/s. MSI also noted that they would be publishing a follow-up post with their profitability statistics however this now seems unlikely given that the original post appears to have been taken down.
Source: MSI (Wayback Machine)
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17 Comments on MSI Promotes Their RTX 3080 GE76 Raider Laptop For Cryptocurrency Mining

#1
lynx29
I'm ashamed I own a MSI X570 Tomahawk now.
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#2
Flanker
Lmao a mining laptop
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#3
Gmr_Chick
Maybe MSI should change their whole "True Gaming" slogan to "True Mining" now, LMAO
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#4
yotano211
lynx29
I'm ashamed I own a MSI X570 Tomahawk now.
Dont be ashamed of owning anything MSI. You didnt know that a company would promote something in the future.
Companines are just trying to promote something that lots of people are into but it also comes with alot of negativity.
I would be more ashamed at their PR department, they really didn't think it through.
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#5
Caring1
Why not, they might actually sell more if they target miners too.
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#6
nguyen
MSI reputation has been falling down ever since their CEO...well...fell
First was bullying a Techtuber over their Alpha line of laptop
Second was scalping their own GPU
and now promote mining on their hardware.
They just not able to hold onto a ledge or something :roll:
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#7
Tomgang
This is not the first time msi has been doing something to earn money on crypto.

I never been a huge fan of msi and its definitely not gonna be any better with this.
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#8
Tsukiyomi91
MSI should rename themselves to "Mining Shitheads Incorporated", not "Micro Star International". Their slogan would be "We Mine Because We Don't Care"
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#9
Rahnak
lynx29
I'm ashamed I own a MSI X570 Tomahawk now.
Don't think for a second any other company is different. Ultimately their goal is to sell as much of their products as they can, doesn't really matter to whom. The only difference is that MSI's marketing team wasn't "smart" enough to keep it out of the public eye, which would obviously anger a segment of their customers/potential customers.
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#10
deu
Caring1
Why not, they might actually sell more if they target miners too.
its in your sentence: targeting miners will throw of ALOT of the leadusers when it comes to "normal" use. (gaming etc) I for one will gladly pay more to avoid supporting bussiness that openly support running hardware for no practical reason and is the biggest threat to end-user hardware availability. Judging from the posts in this thread so will alot of other people. The issue is that when the cryptomining goes into hypernation, the market will flood with secondhand-cards and MSI will be the first-time-use hardware supplier that will be last resort in a bloated market. To behonest they could do just as everyone else and not talk about it but hope for it! Its like being the CEO of a medical company and announcing that you hope the price of medicine will go up due the market demand; The mainstream consumer will be effected by emotions (negatively in this case), and in a time where everyone is searching for a stance to take and use as a platform; i'll bet you that you will be able to see people refering to this move in even a year or two! :)
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#11
Xex360
The performance is pathetic, they should have called it a 3070 and not mislead people by calling it a 3080.
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#12
ThrashZone
Hi,
I don't really have an issue with it sells gimmicks are just that.

If it weren't for msi afterburner I wouldn't have anything made by them lol
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#13
Ferrum Master
The basic idea is to break Covid rules an go visiting your friends, and hey I need to charge my laptop... so you can mine on their electricity bill?

Then dudes call out, your laptop is damn loud... yeah sure...
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#14
trog100
at current price levels 52.8 MH/s would produce around $5 dollars per day.. but whether miners would want them or not comes down to what they end up costing..

trog
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#15
ThrashZone
Hi,
Nobody talks about the isp data mining uses up.
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#16
Caring1
Ferrum Master
The basic idea is to break Covid rules an go visiting your friends, and hey I need to charge my laptop... so you can mine on their electricity bill?

Then dudes call out, your laptop is damn loud... yeah sure...
Free Wi-Fi at Maccas, not that that would last long if everyone went their and did mining.
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#17
Vanny
yotano211
Dont be ashamed of owning anything MSI. You didnt know that a company would promote something in the future.
Companines are just trying to promote something that lots of people are into but it also comes with alot of negativity.
I would be more ashamed at their PR department, they really didn't think it through.
Exactly, my 3070 Gaming X Trio continues to be the best GPU I ever owned in all aspects.
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