A particularly motivated cryptocurrency miner has offered himself an original farm, to say the least, by installing six RTX 3080s in the trunk of his BMW hybrid electric car.

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The miner in question is called Simon Byrne, and this is not his first attempt. Remember, just a few weeks ago, the man was sharing photos of his impressive mining farm on social media, a setup consisting of nearly 78 GeForce RTX 3080s – even though the product is currently out of stock. stock everywhere. This time, Byrne reiterates, presenting his latest craze: a mining farm made up of 6 GeForce RTX 3080, comfortably installed in the trunk of your car, a BMW i8 hybrid. The goal of the maneuver according to him? “To annoy the players”, by showing that despite the shortage, he can still get a large number of these graphics cards, avoiding “Classic supply chains”.

Contacted by the media Tom’s Hardware US, Simon Byrne unveiled the underside of his strange installation. With the battery of his BMW i8 hybrid, the man explained that he was able to provide a power of 3500 W. An energy flow largely sufficient to supply his small mining farm, connected to the car via an inverter, and which consumes only 1500 W. Note, however, that when the six GeForce RTX 3080s from Nvidia are operating at full power, it is necessary to leave the trunk of the car open to avoid overheating. Concerning the car, and although the presence of this mining farm siphons off a large part of its autonomy, BMW’s hybrid model remains perfectly functional. It is notably capable of going from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 5 seconds.

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