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GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU: Notebook chips are being misused for mining

Chinese OEM partners from Nvidia are now also using the GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU (test), which is actually designed for use in gaming notebooks, as “GeForce RTX 3070M” on desktop graphics cards for mining Ethereum- cryptocurrency. The performance is estimated at 60 – 65 MH/s.

Laptop GPUs on graphics cards for mining

On the Chinese online trading platform Taobao Nvidia’s Chinese OEM partners offer a variety of custom designs of the “GeForce RTX 3070M” 8GB, which are desktop graphics cards based on the GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU with the Ampere graphics processor GA104-770-A1 with 5,120 ALUs. Twitter user @I_Leak_VN, who shared the information via the SMS service, first became aware of the Chinese online retailer’s numerous offers.

A search on the online trading platform also promotes this extra offers of “abused” laptop GPUs from Nvidia.

  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU

The specifications of the mining graphics cards mentioned by the OEM partners also match those of Nvidia’s laptop GPUs.

65 MH/s at 100 watts possible

It typically uses GA104 and GA106 GPUs with 5,120 and 3,840 CUDA cores, respectively, and advertises an average hash rate of 60 to 65 MH/s while consuming 100 watts.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU on desktop graphics card (Image: Taobao) Complete systems in use, so-called mining rigs, based on the GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU converted to desktop or mining graphics card can already be found on Taobao.

65 MH/s at 90 to 100 watts (Image: Taobao) Here too, the mobile Ampere graphics card peaks at 65 MH/s at a consumption of 90 to 100 watts. The editors would like to thank the community member “konkretor” for pointing it out.

Nicole Craig

Media coordinator and junior editor at Research Snipers RS-NEWS, I studied mass communication and interested technology business, I have 3 years experience in the media industry.

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