Hong Kong-based graphics card manufacturer ZOTAC published a tweet on its official Twitter account earlier today suggesting that it really liked the idea of its GPUs being bought up and used by cryptominers instead of gamers. We’re not sure what the company was thinking, as all it did was incite the fury of legitimate enthusiasts who have been having a tough time finding a modern graphics card to buy at prices that aren’t completely insane.
“An army of ZOTACGAMING GPUs hungry for coin!” the tweet reads, coupled with an image of a long row of what appears to be the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge OC White Edition. This is a graphics card that’s reportedly capable of mining around $8 of ETH (today’s second most valuable cryptocurrency) per hour.
“Get Amplified with the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 30 Series based on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture,” a description on the graphics card’s official site reads. “Built with enhanced RT Cores and Tensor Cores, new streaming multiprocessors, and high-speed GDDR6 memory, the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge OC White Edition gives rise to amplified gaming with high fidelity.”
ZOTAC went so far as to include hashtags at the bottom of its tweet to make sure that its stance on gaming GPUs for cryptomining purposes reached as many in the PC gaming community as possible. These included #PcGaming, #Gaming, #Gamers, #PCMR, and #PcMasterRace. Not surprisingly, the company was compelled to delete its tweet later in the day.